Randomness…I know that’s what you’re thinking. First of all what is “twenties speakeasy” and “urban grunge” and when/why/how are they meeting each other??? Haha I know I’m a mind reader 😉
- Speakeasy – an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages. They came about during the Prohibition (sale, manufacturing, etc…of alcohol illegal) in the United States (1920-1933)
- Think Great Gatsby-esque
- According to Fashion Blog Life Grunge fashion originates from the 80s & its combination of punk style clothing and practical outdoor wear.
- It’s typically anti-establishment: think holes in clothing, worn fabrics, spikes, and vinyl
- the Urban in front of the grunge is just emphasizing it’s “city” appeal/focus
- Kurt Cobain-esque + a haute couture(ish) twist
So my college’s fashion organization, à la mode, is hosting its annual fashion show (eXposé) early this year, December 8th, 2012, and I’m one of the student fashion designers. Now I know, that too might seem random, but I actually used to want to go to fashion design school. In fact I almost applied to several fashion design schools including FIDM, FIT, Parson’s, etc…Of course I don’t know if I would have gained admission but regardless it’s still sometime that interests me.
When I got the email via my college’s posting community, I was like why not, and I signed up without even considering the fact that I haven’t actually sketched something in years. I’ve dabbled in a few things when I was considering apply but my “hayday” was when I was 9-14 years old (LOL).
But the theme is Twenties Speakeasy and I love fashion, and I love doing random creative things so I’m doing it. We don’t have to design to the theme but I thought it would be fun however the inner fashion designer in me feels I just cannot simply do twenties speakeasy so I’m adding in some grunge.
Why grunge??? Well the 1920s while typically thought of as a time when tons of wealth/industry… was around, etc… (hence term “Roaring Twenties”) but in actuality people were still suffering, people wanted to reach the American Dream etc.. (very Gatsby-esque). So to highlight all of that I’m combining the establishment (typical flashy twenties fashion that only the upper crust was able to afford) with Urban Grunge (THE fashion of the ANTI-establishment…not really but for my purposes, yes)!
Where will it take me…I have no idea, I have all the ideas in my head for example I want to make a typical flapper dress out of vinyl and pair it with some black spiked boots and a blue jean jacket…or maybe the dress will be made out black lace/idk 🙂
(maybe something similar to this)
What are cool things you’re planning on doing or things you’ve always wanted to do yet never have? How can you find a way to accomplish those things?
P.S. I’ll keep you posted on my fashion designing adventures 🙂