Apocalypse Closet: Spring 2015 RTW

The Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear shows were an eclectic mess of WHAAAAAT? as designers shook out their anxieties and tried to settle on a new vision to bring humanity forward into the next half of the decade. For Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear, they’ve settled on a collective vision. SO. MUCH. BOHO.

Apocalypse Closet: Spring 2015 Menswear

I maintain that fashion is a projection of society: where our heads are and where we want to be. With that in mind, there was a disturbing nostalgia for “the good old days” when men were men and women couldn’t get contraception.

Apocalypse Closet: Resort 2015

“Resort means nothing. Who buys clothes exclusively for going to a resort?” Asked Oscar de la Renta as he presented his resort collection. I love anyone who taunts the hand that feeds them. nd, for this season, the most conspicuously consumerist of all the seasons, Oscar even has some clothes I like. Which is a first since that blue Barbie ball gown I bought with my allowance back in 198cough.

Geeks and Science on Your Fingers: Incidental Twin Nail Polish

Sami Holloway’s label, Incidental Twin, creates fandom-inspired nail colors like “Loki Stole My Feels”, “I’ll Be in My Bunk,” and “Not A Psychopath”. However, my personal favorites are Sami’s science inspired polishes, including colors such as “Marie Curie”, “Tesla”, and “Horse Head Nebula”.

Apocalypse Closet: Fall 2014 RTW London

I always imagine London as having it far more together than we ever do in the United States. The whole UK just seems so civilized. So, I’m always surprised to hear my friend tell stories about Britons who are just as racist and misogynist as many Americans.

Apocalypse Closet: Fall 2014 RTW

Like the Fall 2014 Menswear collections, the women’s ready-to-wear shows for the season made no sense whatsoever. Usually, I can tangle out some common themes across collections, whether it’s end-of-the-world anxiety or relieved hopefulness. Not this season. Everyone is all over the place.

Future Vintage: How The Unitard Became an Icon of Science Fiction

The leotard. The catsuit. A suspiciously snug boiler suit. These all can be identified under the umbrella term of Unitard. While tight-fitting clothes have been found clinging to women since the dawn of science fiction, developments in technology meant they became tighter and even more common from the 1960s onwards, with outfits emerging on screen that had previously been but impossible adolescent dreams in comic books beforehand.