Editors Note: A little flash forward top Fall from everyone's favourite intern Brittan:
I’ve always really loved the Art Deco era. I’m very inspired by the works of Poiret,
Erte and Jeanne Paquin. I can really see
traces of these styles on today’s runways and thought I would share some
observations in collage form :)
I love the rich fabrics and draping of these two F/W 09 Chloe looks!
Anna Sui always has really fun, whimsical collections. I love those celestial headdresses! And is that Alexander Wang dress a twin of
the Erte Illustration or What?!
Ok. So I nearly fell
out of my chair when I saw that red Miu Miu skirt with the blue blouse. Tears welled in my eyes. Lord, I love fashion! Haha.
Anyway, Oriental Art was a huge influence on the Art Deco
movement, which I think we can kind of see here in the colors, the prints, the
tassels on those amazing Chloe pants, etc.
And, side note, notice the similarities in the Erte illustration, and
the tops the Miu Miu models are wearing. See through. LOVE IT.
Finally, look at the wonderful similarity in shapes between
the illustrations and the coats and dresses shown. I love the dropped shoulder seems and fitted
Ok, so think art deco. Google image search Poiret, Erte and Paquin and get inspired by the goodness.
Love! – Brittan