Fashion has gone to the funfair: doing things to excess and dressing up by mixing different patterns is the key to uber-trendy maximalism. This trend takes its cue from the unique fashion we’re used to watching all over the web. Seriously, looking at spring 2011 runways, I couldn’t resist the impression that designers dressed up their models as…fashion bloggers!
As seen in Miu Miu, Zac Posen, Marni, Prada, Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga fantasy patterns, fabrics, and colours were mixed and matched to create the out of the ordinary combinations. The key guideline was: the weirder, the better (seek inspiration from some fashion freaks, I’m not personally a fan of getting dressed up and looking like one). To make matters worse, such clothing requires a suitable accessorizing. Everyone who has at least a fraction of good taste would suggest the most minimalistic accessories as possible. But not designers and not in spring summer 2011 – they break boundaries, colour palettes, fashion rules they invented themselves in favour of a freaking good fun!
Okay, girls just want to have fun (quoting Cyndi Lauper) but how to incorporate such a controversial fashion in confrontation with everyday activities? Work, street or church (in case you attend it) isn’t runway. The answer is simple: the best place to strut your stuff in silly-looking but totally trendy outfits is…a fashion runway. Of course, in case you attend fashion shows and your name is Tavi Gevinson.