December 30, 2019

Couture for Everyday People

Just wearing jeans and a turtle neck in the fall would not necessarily be considered actual art, but the way designers like Pyer Moss makes clothing that embeds portraits of Black musicians and artists thats the EPITOME of wearable art. I love his line because I can see every single piece on its own, but I love the way he styles it. Every single piece could be something different and be its own look. You could wear it 17 million different ways (is that even possible?)

Recently I went to the Louis Vuitton store and the current collection that was on display included colorful murals, and paintings that was also embedded in the fabrics.  Not only is it a fashion piece but its Art as well. I'm really realizing the fabrics that you use to create designs can really change your pieces from everyday wear to Couture. It's more high luxury fashion that follows that trend not so much your fast fashion brand.

The question now is how do you take that trend on fashion and give it to the everyday customer?

Pyer Moss took those murals and put them on a gowns, but designers like myself would look towards translating that style into different shiloutees. Another designer like Vale Forever does a similar thing, but more like those traditional grandma blankets that have angels on them. You know, the ones with different color fringe on them? Yes, those. Well this designer makes it for the everyday person by putting that designer aesthetic in a sweater shiloutte, trucker jacket or cardigan. Its all about the piece you decide to use the fabric for. So high luxury upscale gowns, silk pants, blazer jackets and then your everyday wear like sweaters and denim could be interchangeable. 

If you're the everyday person that wants this look but not the price tag, then you know what I'm talking about. 

For me I think that you are wearing a piece that is saying a statement already, you don't need to do too much. So Pyer Moss has a blazer with a cool guitar design, I would totally wear some canvas pants or silk pants to create some kind of monotone look. Rock that with a cool sneaker or silver toe ankle boots and keep it pushing. You really don't need to do too much, play it down. But Its creating a rock star look, and again you need to look like a Rock Star. You can make anything into your everyday wear you just need to style and maneuver with what you already have in your closet.  

Couture designers make pieces to make a statement, but its not the only fashion options out there. Rock different things, explore new trends, just don't let the price tag ruin your budget.