Posts tagged fashion
Posts tagged fashion
Mario Testino “Alta Moda”
Queen Sofia Spanish Institute 684 Park Avenue (between 68th & 69th St) Upper East Side (UES)
“Alta Moda is quite different from the portraits I am perhaps best known for,” famed fashion photographer Mario Testino said of his latest exhibit.
Testino has strayed away from his typical subjects—celebrities and fashion models—and traded them in for natives of his home country, Peru. Alta Moda—which translates from Spanish as “high fashion” - refers to the vibrant and ornate traditional and festive dress of Peruvians in Cusco, the historic capital of the ancient Inca Empire.
“I usually try to capture the moment,” Testino said. “But with this series, I wanted to do something very different—not just with my own work, but also with the practice of photography. I tried to fit as much time and history into each frame as possible—from the traditional and festive clothing to the Chambi backdrops to the Peruvian people in them.”
The exhibition is curated by Queen Sofia Spanish Institute chairman fashion icon Oscar de la Renta. source
Final day of the exhibition: March 29, 2014
Russian courtiers dressed in traditional and historical Russian costume for the Romanov Anniversary Ball in 1903
holy crap, I’ve never seen this before :OOO
Tired of those fancy astronomy students
(and everyone else)with their galaxy leggings? Sick of the biologists and med students with their skeleton-printed appendage-encasers?
Get back at them by wearing your own subject proudly! Wouldn’t you rather wear an Etruscan wall painting on your legs…
I will wear leggings and skull dresses forever.
Shoes at Dolce&Gabbana Fall 2013
God I love her work, and how she uses elements of historical Chinese fashion and art to create these amazing, sculptural pieces
Always reblog Guo Pei!
I want the fourth one. I’d wear it everywhere.
You know what’s not fucking cool? Cultural appropriation.
You know what is fucking cool? Buying clothing inspired by a culture that is designed by the people of that culture.
Think Native styles are cool? Here, let introduce you to Patricia Michaels of Toas Pueblo. She is a Native woman who designs amazing clothes inspired by her heritage. She knows what from her culture is appropriate for mass-production and what is meant to be sacred, hand-made, or inherited. When you buy her clothes (available at her store Waterlily), or any Native person’s products, you’re giving your money directly to the cultures you claim to respect and admire. When you buy bullshit knockoffs from American Eagle, however, you’re being an asshole.
And seriously though look at her clothes they’re fucking amazing this woman is talented.
(Source: , via suzythered)
19th Amendment provides fashion designers with a platform to find new audiences and potential buyers for their best designs.
Guys, this is my friend Amanda, she’s an amazing fashion designer and I just have a feeling that some of you (who like skeleton related things as much as I do) will like her clothing designs! Check it out, click support if you like it!
That dress is all kinds of beautiful. <3
DO WANT, WOULD WEAR.
I don’t care how old I am.
For all your post-apocalyptic Resident Evil world, LotR travelling to Mordor, and Assassin Creed needs.