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Eye On Design: Beach Pajamas Circa 1935

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Have you heard of Beach Pajamas? I never had until I visited The Met this past weekend and found myself in This Exhibit, which explores the influence of the Japanese Kimono on modern fashion.

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Eye On Design: Winged Devil Costume from Rocketman

elton john winged devil costume photo by gail worley
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There is no doubt that the costume designer plays an essential role in cinematic storytelling. For the Elton John biopic Rocketman (2019), costume designer Julian Day’s guiding principle was: the louder, the better.

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2021 Fall Bridesmaid Dress Trends!

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Bridesmaid dress-hunting can be lots of fun, especially when you have these incredible 2021 fall trends — according to the newly released fall bridesmaid dress collection of AW Bridal  — to choose from.

Of course, you must first determine who will pay for the bridesmaid dresses. Even if someone else is paying for them, the bride should also have some say about what the bridesmaids wear, whether that’s specifying a specific color to match the wedding color scheme, or requesting a particular aesthetic to match the wedding themes, such as boho or glam. And you should unquestionably have the power to veto.
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Eye On Design: Jumpsuit Prototype By Richard Malone

Jumpsuit By Richard Malone
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This Jumpsuit Prototype (2017) is born from a confluence of designer Richard Malone’s personal experiences of the garment type, and his deep understanding of its mutations and iterations across history, particularly in the last century. Malone grew up in rural Ireland and identifies strongly with his working-class roots, which encompassed, among other things, functional clothing for construction sites. He looked into the 1920s to engage the bold color and egalitarian attitudes of the Russian Constructivists, who wanted to collapse art into life and eradicate class divides; the jumpsuit appeared in their theatrical experiments.

Jumpsuit By Richard Malone

Malone was also inspired by jumpsuits shaped from a single piece of cloth, a frugal and considered method close to his own practice. He steamed, split, and sculpted a recycled stretch of acrylic he developed, creation dramatic optical effects. The top of the jumpsuit offers many openings, allowing for multi-wear options that are both practical and expressive. The result is a one-size-fits-all, unisex ensemble that manages to capture the glamour and the grit on the jumpsuit’s multifarious history.

Photographed as Part of the Exhibit, Items: Is Fashion Modern, on View Through January 28th, 2018 at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Eye On Design: Unisex Jumpsuit By Rudi Gernreich

Unisex Jumpsuit
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In 1970, Life magazine invited Rudi Gernreich (1922 – 1985) to envision what people would wear a decade in the future. He extended his prediction to the year 2000, illustrating men and women in matching ensembles with heads either shaved or wigged. Unlike other contemporaneous unisex styles, Gernreich’s designs did not use menswear as a baseline for women’s garments. “Women will wear pants and men will wear skits interchangeably,” he predicted. “The aesthetics of fashion are going to involve the body itself. We will train the body to grown beautifully rather than cover it to produce beauty.”

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