Category - FashionLoop

FashionLoop #3 – Lettering in Fashion

September is upon us and many people here in Italy already returned to work. The fashion world is slowly awakening from the lazy mood of the summer vacations, and in a few days we will get on the carousel of the fashion shows, but before discovering the trends for next summer (which will always be the same: white, striped, lace and colors), The Fashion Commentator starts the season with #FashionLoop, the column dedicated to the ever-recurring cycles of fashion!

Wordrobe exhibition - 1997 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Today I talk about ‘Lettering‘, the practice of using words and letters of the alphabet as decorative motif, which is very common in many artistic disciplines since ever, for axample graphics, architecture, painting and fashion. If you think about it, in fact, it is not so hard to find designers who regularly use of this special pattern, and not surprisingly, in 1997 the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York curated an entire exhibition about this topic, ironically entitled “Wordrobe“.

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#FashionLoop – Starry dresses: Balmain vs Valentino

Here we are at the new appointment with #FashionLoop, the column dedicated to the ever-recurring cycles of fashion.

Today, as in the past, there is nothing new under the sun, or under the stars, if we consider the comparison between these two starry dresses: a vintage Balmain from the 50s and a super new Valentino haute couture spring summer 2015.

FashionLoop - Starry dress - Balmain Valentino

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