Sunday, 25 October 2009

Alexander Mcqueen Spring 2010 RTW

After reading the reviews of the Alexander Mcqueen Spring 2010 RTW I had to check it out. Describe in a few reviews as being influenced by Star Wars the show is definitely reminiscent of Sci-Fi. The show was titled
Plato's Atlantis and, as states,
"McQueen, according to an internal logic detailed in a press release, was casting an apocalyptic forecast of the future ecological meltdown of the world: Humankind is made up of creatures that evolved from the sea, and we may be heading back to an underwater future as the ice cap dissolves."
The shoes are intense! I looooove them. The first one kind of looks like they have a fin down the front. I am IN LOVE with the second one, loving how industrial it looks....however, I am still in shock that the models didn't tip over though (and by tip over I mean fall on their asses).
Here are some detailed pictures of the show from

Some nice detail shots of the garments. The ruffles on the right seem to be raw edged.
A few full shots.

....Now the hair was very strange. Sort of reminds me of dinosaurs for some reason. Could definitely see any of these in the Star Wars prequels.
Awesome cuff...thing.

A video below (from has a few clips from the show and interviews with show-goers. Enjoy!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Amidala: Queen of Couture

This is a fun find from!
An interview with Nick Verreos (season two Project Runway contestant, designer, and instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California) telling readers of what he thinks of the Star Wars saga attire. Here is a bit from the article:
"The most fashionable character of the saga is a toss up between Princess Leia and Queen Amidala," Verreos says. "Princess Leia's infamous metal bikini was so Paco Rabanne meets Courreges -- hot! She was the Bridgite Bardot of galaxy. In The Phantom Menace, Queen Amidala was giving us intergalactic couture. She was a Dior fashion show by John Galliano all wrapped up into one person -- a mini diva! When I first saw those Queen Amidala costumes in Vogue magazine, I remembered sketching more voluminous gowns with heavier fabrics. I fantasized that I would do a runway collection with very theatrical, bigger-than-life ensembles, something that Queen Amidala would wear. I used her as my muse and client...While Queen Amidala's style inspired Verreos to try new elements in his own designs, that doesn't mean there weren't a few fashion victims in the saga that even the Force couldn't fix. "Oh dear, Obi-Wan Kenobi and that hemp-looking robe and that 1980s Flock of Seagull-meets-Duran Duran braid of his -- bad, bad and more bad!" Verreos laughs. "I would cut that braid off and give him some color, maybe around the neckline or the edges of his robe -- something!"
I completely agree with his statement about Queen Amidala/Padme in the first three episodes. Her collection of costumes are extremely ornate and reference back to many different time periods and cultures. She would fit in on many couture runway shows and can be compared to Galliano (as stated by Mr. Verreos), John Paul Gaultier, Tao Comme des Garcons, and Hussein Chalayan Who have all put on fashion shows using the same ornate detailing and referencing as seen in Amidala's wardrobe.

...I also think that Obi-Wan Kenobi should get rid of the Jedi Mullet in Episode 2. See for yourself below.

(Image taken from

First Post!!

Hello and welcome to my blog! This is my first and is an additional feature to my dissertation that I am writing at the moment. The dissertation is based on how fashion can enhance and create communities. I am doing this using the film star wars as a case study. Having one of the largest fan communities the film is able to provide a wide look into various different communities that follow it (these being all female group communities, costume groups that dress up like the characters, fans who collect merchandise, and many others.)

Through this blog I was hoping to get some great insight from fans of the films and hear what you have to say about fashion, the films, and your opinion of fans. Every few days I will post my latest finding on different fan communities relating to both fashion and Star Wars (maybe some days an interesting find on different films with a large fan base) and I hope to hear back from you with comments and e-mails giving your opinion on the subject. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon!!!