It’s 2012, and as the possible end of the world approaches, a potential new beginning in the fashion world is taking over. First-class, world-renowned fashion designers have eliminated any conservative attitudes they may have had and are whipping out collections that are artistically independent in ways never seen before in the fashion industry. Even more curiously, people all over the world are embracing this new attitude of bold, wear-what-you-want fashion and, therefore, sprinkling the world with constant fashion statements that scream of indifference, independence, confidence and even rebellion against the slim range of fashionable acceptance that still exists in the world today.
As the year begins to come to a close, it’s fair to say that this newfound free-for-all fashion has engulfed the world in its madness: new world fashion has gone global.
American fashion designer Jeremy Scott not only succeeded at achieving the creation of a human hair coat, but he did it all in the colors of the rainbow. Flowing and colorful, a new appreciation for human hair can be found in this outfit alone.
Jeremy Scott has created multiple peculiar designs. One is a tight dress that covers the entire body and is made up of a pattern of colorful bricks, while another one takes the pains of having to wear a “poofy” winter coat when it’s cold out and turns it into a rainbow, fluffy snow jacket dress.
If one lens, square, darkened glasses aren’t quite uncommon enough, try throwing in a pink, fluffy coat with slight resemblance to a clock. British designer Alexander McQueen not only managed to have a model make it look natural, but also designed it in such a way that it looked bizarre and chic, but in the same package.
For Alexander McQueen’s Spring and Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection, another unique piece was designed. The designer in charge of this creation was the British Sarah Burton, and the outfit includes a sparkling, multi-pieced red and gold outfit. The shocking feature in this outfit is the headpiece: a large, patterned black circular piece that covers the eyes, nose, ears and back of the head.
Shoulder pads have gradually been accepted into the women’s fashion, but the rule is as follows: shoulder pads work as long as they can’t be seen. Korean-American designer, Gemma Kahng made a huge statement against this rule with the creation of a design which includes large, prominent, plump shoulder pads that sit on the outside of the outfit and, therefore, boldly defies the shoulder pad rule and steals the limelight from the rest of the ensemble.
Meanwhile, in South Korea, Lie Sang Bong came out with a long, curve-oriented red and white patterned dress. The parts of this outfit that make it stand out are the butterfly mask and the abstractly-shaped belt piece. Needless to say, Bong has truly painted the town red with this piece.
For Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, a German designer, designed a flat, denim dress. The front resembles the back of a pair of jeans, with back pockets and a studded belt placed prominently. For all the different ways people have found to wear denim, even dress form, this one is fresh and entirely unseen before.
Lagerfeld’s creativity doesn’t stop there. He also designed a gigantic, circular purse for which no item is too large.
Big, bold, fierce, unnatural and oddly shaped – that’s what 2012 requires in the fashion world. It asks for what were once seen as absurd color, pattern and style combinations, flares and curves added into new sections of an outfit that were never appreciated before, and fashion independence from all of its followers. The trend isn’t to follow the trends; rather, it is to stand out, be different and mark your absurd, unnatural style as your very own. The fashion world has embraced individual expression…now it’s your turn.