Updated: Jan 23
Recently in an interview with Dazed Virgil Abloh, the founder and creative director of Off White and artistic director of men's wear at Louis Vuitton announced that the death of street-wear is soon to come, he predicted this year. His opinion is that we have enough t-shirts and chunky sneakers. Oddly enough Virgil was the driving force behind the street-wear movement. He believes that the new era is Vintage and sustainable fashion and he is not alone. Designers who once ruled high-fashion are returning to the scene and collaborating with mega stars shaking up the industry drawing inspiration from archival pieces.
Thierry Mugler is a high-end designer from Strasbourg France who took an interest to the arts early on preferring drawing over school. The son of a doctor, he began making his own clothes as a teen. As a child he moved around with his parents between London, Amsterdam, and Paris. Finally settling in Paris where he would debut his first collection in 1971 under the label Cafe de' Paris followed by the decision to make clothes under his own name.
Mugler was known for his inventive, high priced separates, and dresses marked by broad shoulders with defined waist-line silhouettes. He has a tendency to create sexy, saucy, outrageous presentations that the industry has come to love. His collections are noted to bring a freshness and gaiety to the runway.
Kim Kardashian West style icon, mogul and influencer recently teamed up with Mugler wearing the infamous wet-look dress to the Met Gala and brought all the sexy with her. This look is based on pieces from his exquisite vintage collections and is the epitome of the signature outrageous creativity of Theirry Mugler that the fashion industry fell in love with. There is something about vintage that just takes a look to the next level. Some would say its the craftsmanship, quality, attention to detail that gives vintage such an appealing edge. However if one finds this vintage choice too sexually appealing then now would be the time to click off this page maybe drop by our health&fitness page for some inspiration perhaps. As we close we leave you with another jaw dropping collaboration between Kim K. West and the Icon Thierry Mugler.
While some were slow to catch on to the art of buying vintage others have long ago seen the value in making the old new again and using sustainable fabrics. With Fashion Week around the corner we will see if Virgil's predictions are accurate and of course we will be keeping you updated on all the fashion trends.
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-Keiana Armani Jackson