Mar 30, 2017

The Influence: Jean Paul Gaultier SS94


Born in 1994, I must say it's an honor to know that this was a part of fashion history in the same year of my first breath. Jean Paul Gaultier is a genius. Whether you know of his work from The Fifth Element, Herm├Ęs, Madonna's cone bra, or not at all, you should understand that Jean Paul Gaultier is a living legend. 

Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring 1994 collection is everything that we need in fashion today, serving me a cross between pirates and ancient Egypt. We are full of color and boldness today, but we need to cross reference the elegance of history and basic layering. We need to find originality and look to fashion as art and a way of expression of who we are and what we represent. Everyone wants to be a trend setter but no one does research for themselves. It's so easy to copy a look off the runway or an Instagram post, it's respected when you can learn new material and apply it to something you love, like fashion. His collection reminds me of how fun was expressed through runway. His models were fierce, yet approachable and easy on the eye.  We need to find models who leave an impression on us that we'll never forget. It's becoming so easy for models to become models strictly off of a following. Collections are as timeless as their models, and we shouldn't forget that there is striking beauty in women beyond the realm of the internet. We need to compose art in fashion again. There was composition from the head of every single model, down to their toes. Gaultier wasn't fearful of tattoos or excessive prints at a time where it wasn't necessarily accepted. We must find rebellion again. Everything about this runway is art, and we have to find the same light.

All photos courtesy of Vogue.


Mar 23, 2017

Reflect, Shine, & Shimmer


Spring is the season to get experimental! While flipping through SS17 runway shows on Vogue, I've found consistencies within shows. This round consists of the use of materials that reflect light. All that glitters, shimmers, and shines is in fact gold.

Shows in order: Adam Selman, Dior, Gucci, Y/Project, Dolce & Gabbana (x3), Rodarte, Jean Paul Gautier, and Off-White.

All photos courtesy of Vogue.



Mar 16, 2017

Edun SS17 - Caught in a Trance


I stumbled upon Edun on Instagram at an unreasonable time (roughly 3:00 am), and I couldn't sleep because I couldn't stop scrolling. I was in an Edun trance. Along with Area, this deserves it's own post. I appreciate visuals, and this is an editorial of major inspo right now. Their fall collection is just as inspiring by the way. Hope you guys enjoy these photos as much as I do! 

Photos courtesy of Vogue


Mar 9, 2017

Area SS17 - Transparency


Area got me weak in the knees. I can hardly speak. I lost all control and something took over me.
Area Spring/Summer 2017 for your viewing pleasure, and mine as well.

Photos Courtesy of Vogue.


Mar 2, 2017

POP OF ART


In December of 1962, the MoMA introduced the genre of "Pop Art" to the art world. Pop art derived from an art form known as Dadaism, an art form that was meant to be anti-art. Dadaism expressed political views worldwide, with the challenge of being at odds with the accepted definition of popular art. Pop art used to origins of Dadaism, and found ways to interpret popular art into political statements. Not to be mistaken for Neo-Dada art however, that was basically Dadaism with the addition of audio, visual, and literal manifestations. Pop art was known to be very bold and aggressive, having many connections with advertising and marketing. Pop art merges popular and mass culture with fine art while injecting humor, irony, and recognizable imagery/content into the mix. New York was one of the cities associated with the birth of pop art. It only makes sense that we continue to use it as an influence, as were these photos for Artsy Magazine's Pop Art Issue. Only the top photo made the issue, however these were some outtakes still taking into account the way women were portrayed in pop art. We used Roy Lichtenstein as a primary source of reference, and we hope you enjoy the set as much as we enjoyed the process of them!

All photos taken and edited by Laura Ciriaco (Photo blog // Personal Blog // Instagram). Wearing vintage top, Champion shorts, and Converse sneakers.