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Unfogging The Fashion Future

A recent New York Times article stated that for every step fashion step forward, fashion took three steps back. This theory got me thinking, is it true that every new trend is actually a revamped version of trends past? While there is certainly no lack of innovation in fashion, very few styles are completely fresh and unseen. Even the most outrageous shapes and lines have often been seen before, possibly centuries before. Don’t believe me? Don’t those Grecian dresses look familiar? Haven’t you seen Oxford shoes in some period movie? Aren’t corseted women in every museum around the world? Oh yes, every runway show has at least a few items that harken back to the good old days. Taking inspiration from the past is hardly a minus on the creativity scale, as long as the styles are not taken too literally. Rather, I take comfort from the fact that I can predict the fashion future. With the arrival of a new decade, new president, new economic climate, etc., there are bound to be dramatic shifts in style. Instead of blindly stumbling into the fashion of a new era and decade, I have taken a cheeky peak into my fashion fortune telling ball to study the secrets of the fashion future inspired by the fashion past. Read what trends from olden days will make big come back after the jump. Keep reading »

1930s Futuristic Fashion Predictions

I was poking around on YouTube yesterday, looking for something fun and Friday-ish to post today, and I came across this ancient clip of futuristic fashion predictions from designers of the 1930s. I actually sort of like the first look they highlight — a dress that “can be adapted for morning, afternoon or evening.” Apparently, it’s the “sleeves what does it!” you see. And I love how one designer imagines women in “AD 2000″ wearing dresses made of netting “to catch the males.” Hand’s down, the best prediction is the electric headlight women will wear in their hair to help them “find an honest man.” Interestingly, the designers were spot-on in their prediction that guys of the future would wear phones, though I’m sure they could never have predicted the fashion faux pas of the clip-on cell. And too bad our modern men don’t all carry “candy for cuties,” as the designers imagined. Keep reading »

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