From the streets of Stockholm, a breezy well-dressed dame. Belted long skirt meets ballet flats meets tailored tee with the perfect amount of eye-catching accessories. Our summer inspiration on this hot day. Cheers!
Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids inspires obsession in the way great icons tend to do. It is fascinating to get glimpses into how Smith crafted her own distinctive look.The evolution of it builds and unfurls carefully throughout her narrative. Like so many of us aspiring to have our external selves speak something meaningful and thoughtful about our difficult to communicate internal experience, Smith looked toward, and contemplated deeply, over time, people, films, and books she loved: Audrey Hepburn’s beatnik librarian in Funny Face, Steinbeck’s wistful women of East of Eden, the long coats of 19th century poets. When she cut her hair on a whim one fateful day to mimic the magic she saw and admired in Keith Richards, her life irrevocably changed. The bold stroke that theatrically produced her androgyny externalized her very interior art to the world around her.
Here’s a look at some conceptual fashion blurring the line between making clothing and making art. Images are from the “I’m a good socialist” project created by Sadak. Damn good stuff.
From the designer: “I’m a good socialist” began with research about Socialism in Former-Yugoslavia during the 1960s, the ideas from which Sasa Kovacevic applied to the creation of his own fictional “micro-nation”, named “Ex-Land”. The constitution of “this brave new” nation is described entirely through its fashion. The fashion of “Ex-Land” is a combination of traditional costume patterns from rural Serbia, optical illusion prints created in the “Western Block” in the 1960s, and socialist symbols and statements used as propaganda after WWII.”