Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Inspired by the 80's

When I was in school, we had a project to design something made from a stretch fabric.  I was born in the 1980's, so I often love to go back and reference pop culture from that era, and for this particular project I was inspired by two infamous 80's bands - Twisted Sister and Kiss. 

As I was sketching out my design, I was thinking about the way in which Twisted Sister wore a lot of deconstructed, torn and fraying clothes, and the way Kiss always incorporated metal studs and hardware into their looks.  The shirt-dress mini you see in the picture below is the result of merging these two ideas together.

My favorite Twisted Sister song is, of course, We're Not Gonna Take It, and my favorite Kiss song is God Gave Rock N Roll to You, which I first heard as a part of the soundtrack for Bill and Ted's Bogus journey, the sequel to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures, which one of my all-time favorite movies.

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