Studded Flower Power

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STUDDED
FLOWER
POWER







LOS BLANCO floral shirt, GIVENCHY black cropped pants, TERRIBLE ENFANT studded shoes, BUCCI sunglasses, FOREVER 21 leather jacket

I normally don't buzz about my outfit selections but this particular combination had all the mouths buzzing around. Today's look was inspired on two movements from subsequent decades: flower power movement (1960) + Punk movement (1970). Two completely different movements that share one common characteristic nowadays: they are NOT the most revolutionized trends but the most repetitive ones. However, if you take them together you can edge-up your outfit without being an exorbitant being- let's say Rose McGowan, VMAs 1998. 

It's inevitable not to make associations between springtime and flower patterns. Woodstock 1960's demonstrated that this association was very democratized by then. People call it the ace pattern because it's never tiring to look at and can add up more variety to your collections e.g. SS2014 Marchesa, Mary Kantratzou, Hermes, Prada, Gucci and Burberry Prorsum. But at the same time it's called the clichè pattern. So, if it's so démodé, why the flower influence comes and goes repeatedly to fashion runways with more risky patterns and enriched colors every year? it is because the flower pattern is becoming a fashion statement and being more socially overlooked, which means you can wear it without any doubt you are too transgressor! Hence, it's a must-have in your closet like the very indispensable white shirt. In the other hand, we have the punk movement. Ripped clothing, leather jackets, drainpipe jeans and spikes and studs. The latter has created a huge tendency that emerged in 2010 and been sustained until recent days. Modern pioneers on the famous studded and spiked shoes are Giuseppe Zanotti and Christian Louboutin - not precisely the most affordable designers - who generate the right amount of expectation with every new pair of shoes placed in their store windows at Montenapoleone st in Milan and Faub. Saint-honoré in Paris.

The challenge is to take these two settle-down trends and mix them up with other trends - in my case, between them- and create new aesthetics! 


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