>> It seems that the leggings-mad fashion industry has upped the ante now that your run-of-the-mill black leggings are everywhere to be seen. Remember those crazy cool but insanely unwearable robo-leggings that Nicolas Ghesquiere showed on the Balenciaga S/S 2007 runway? The ones that I can't even imagine how the models put on except to be stitched into? They are being made only at request (surprise), with a price point of... over $100,000. I guess that's an easy way to keep them exclusive to fashion editorials and museums.
Posts for November 3rd 2006
>> Remember all the technological wizardry that went into Hussein Chalayan's spring 2007 collection? A very cool concept -- as the director of the engineering firm who handled the morphing clothes describes it:
With the first dress, the girl walked on in a 1906 costume, and it morphed from 1906 to 1916 and then to 1926. So she ended up having a beaded flapper dress of the twenties. The next dress was from 1926, and it evolved from 1936 to 1946, and so on. The final dress was 1986, 1996, and then 2007. So there were five dresses, and each dress [morphed through] three decades.
Three magazines who have already requested samples from the collection for a fashion shoot are getting more than they bargained for: Chalayan's transforming dresses come with an engineer in tow to operate the complex microchip technology. I'm curious to see how the magazines will shoot these dresses, which are without doubt cool to watch transform on video, but transformation is much harder to catch on still film...