SO THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL. I recently went to a fabulous fashion design exhibit and enjoyed the exemplary clothing. I wore a simple tiered denim skirt and a cold shoulder blouse that is embroidered in a vivid floral motif.
I HAD A STRANGER TAKE THESE SNAPS IN FRONT OF A LOCAL MARKET NEAR THE COSTUME EXHIBIT. I LIKE THE FLOWERS BEHIND ME AS THEY COMPLIMENT MY COLD SHOULDER BLOUSE. BELOW AS CLOSE UP: MY BAG IS VINTAGE CHANEL.
The costume exhibit was so inspiring. I am going to show you some of my favorite pieces from the show. Below, I hope you can see the fine pleating on the sleeves and the bottom of the cropped, slim trousers.
I love the wide, butterfly printed waist and the bold necklace. Below, two easy pieces that are just right and look comfortable to wear too! Great muted colors, but not dull!
Next is a fringed dress that is a combo of carefree Boho and button up Prairie Girl. Dolce meets Ralph Lauren?
I edited this close-up to black and white so you can see the sleeve detail better.
Below, a favorite, chosen for its stunning drape, gathering, lace detail and overall drama!
So by now I Imagine you are wondering this:
WHAT FABULOUS NYC MUSEUM ARE THESE PHOTOS FROM? WHICH DESIGNER IS THIS? HINT:
Surprised! Impressed? Me, too!
This is the work of high school students at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan’s Midtown East. I wish I could tell you more, and I hope to in a future post, but these shots were taken after school was out. ( by me)
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE TALENT OF YOUTH AND AMBITION!
Where have you gotten your design inspiration recently? In a museum, on the streets? A blog, or a boutique? Maybe your own closet! I hope all of the above. Do let me know!