Monday, April 27, 2009

2 in 1: False appearances and Sunglasses

Optical burst games this spring on the catwalk in clothes risky and fraught with a sense of humor.
If there is a discipline open to tips for effect that is certainly in fashion. The frontier between real and unreal is blurred and precisely therein lies the charm of the seam. But this spring, designers have transcended the limits of deliberately entering the field of optical illusions, as it did 60 years ago, the great Elsa Schiaparelli.
The trompe l'oeil take over clothes, shoes and handbags in a clear tribute to the great artists who have nurtured this creative style, as Fornasetti in interior design; Magritte in painting and, more recently, Chema Madoz, photography. Although the sense of humor is the guide such experiments.
Some developers have already made this a trick for effect of its identity, as Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Sonia Rykiel. But others, like Rodarte, Antonio Berardi Karl Lagerfeld or dare with them for the first time with excellent results. (via

Fever 'trompe l'oeil' version Lencero, burst in the collection of Antonio Berardi, introducing suggestive in their veils of lace dresses.

Alexander McQueen also plays the dismissal in this type Bustier dress, by introducing a piece nude color that seems invisible.
The technique of 'trompe l'oeil' owes almost everything to René Magritte. In the image, one of his most recognizable paintings
For his part in this technique introduces Chanel bags, diluting the border between fashion and advertising
Deception sifted through a sense of humor is part of the philosophy of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
The jungle is the hyper version in this design dress by Christopher Kane.
Like the box Magrit, this is not a cup, but an original rack at Urban Outfitters.
Lagerfeld jokes with the other Lagerfeld (the character) in their original bags.
In his parade, Sonia Rykiel is by itself celebrates its 40th anniversary, and it is the great step Elsa Schiaparelli.
The Schiap pioneered the introduction surreal elements into their clothing.
This cabinet is one of the most important milestones of Fornasetti, the master of optical illusions applied to interior design.
The human skeleton is outside the hands of Rodarte.
Marc Jacobs makes some simple fun dancing in a black mouse.
Chema Madoz's photographs question the role of objects with a sense of humor and sensitivity.

Second Part: Sunglasses
Stella McCartney, Alberta Ferretti, Carolina Herrera
Gucci, Derek Lam, Christian Dior
Hermès, Hussein Chalayan, Dries Van Noten
Louis Vuitton, Marni, Jil Sander
Missoni, Pollini, Matthew Williamson
Zac Posen, Yohji Yamamoto, Vera Wang

Huge: Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana

Round: Vera Wang, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren

Transparent: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chanel Resort, Thakoon

Framed white: Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Emilio Pucci
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