Friday, 16 April 2010

lennon specs.

i am and always have been a huge fan of the UK fashion mag 'company'; it manages to sustain a well balanced content of high and street fashion, beauty, all thingys girly and the odd political issue.

the april issue, suprisingly focused on young & trendy fashion bloggers. very fresh. a particular spread with Blanaid Hennesey and Laura Cunningham off, pretty much had me in limbo.

a lot of substantial points made with attention to 'sport-couture' and 'space invader' which promoted the futuristic theme becoming specifically popular around s/s10.

however theyre was an section titled 'a trend too far' which idealisticly defined certain ideas and concepts which just arn't working; this included hooded dresses, purple and bunny ears - which fair enough you win some, you lose some; but i was quite shocked at this little statement right here, targeted at the olsens.

 As John Lennon himself once sang: 'Imagine all the people. looking like Harry Potter-loving freaks,' - or something like that. So why all the ghe goggle-eyed-glasses wearers, ey?...'

i'm pretty sure that's not how it goes, a little blasphemous perhaps?

'...The trend is not as big and clever and cool and retro as you think. So please, Let It Be.'

i do believe this is the frames that they are reffering too:

perhaps i'm a little bit alien or just off beat with the world of fashion atm, but i absoloutely adore these. the shape, tones and the gradient off mary-kates lenses. lush, lush, lush. i admit they're definitely a little odd and  majorly insect but isn't this what 2010 is all about, pushing boundaries and  fashion as an art form.

too reinforce this, i'm sure super round spectacles are emerging all over the parisian scene, with proenza schouler commiting to the trend big time. i personally love these monochrome numbers with metal frames from theyre spring show.

a quote from the NYtimes, states.

''When Proenza Schouler introduced round sunglasses in spring 2008, the designers were actually so far ahead of the trend that they were at a disadvantage. Circular frames are not face-friendly, Ms. McCabe said, and usually look best on women with strong jaw lines, so the line’s initial styles were difficult to sell. But newer versions, which are slightly larger and more angular, with the stems positioned higher on the frame, have been a success. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the designers of the label, said in an e-mail message that they had been bored with the prevailing Wayfarer look and that, while looking at images of midcentury factory workers in goggles, “something about the simplicity of that shape against the face turned us on.''

i think that's enough said. i understand that i may be a tad nit-pickky about this matter, but it got my goat and no matter how you look at it, the way in which to  wear these, oversized and cartoon is definitely not Lennon.
that man will forever be an icon, continuing to add references into fashion and culture.

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