Mesh, spikes, studs and leather have all been appearing in the past two years or so of runway, namely with designer Alexander Wang. I can't help but think of that amazing movie from the early '80s, Blade Runner, or Gotham City even. Also, the FIT Museum had an exhibit entitled Gothic: Dark Glamour earlier this Spring that I was fortunate enough to see. Is it a sign of the dark times? Or just another go around for '80s punk revival? Maybe it's both. Either way, I'd like to feature this fashion statement for inspiration today in all of its dark, glamorous and quirky ways. —-
Material Boy A/W 2008 "Le Pod" Leather Jacket
Alexander Wang Brenda Zip Chain Bags
Alexander Wang Eniko Gunny Sack
Alexander Wang Coco Duffle Bag
Alexander Wang Stretch Netting Skirt/Dress
The infamous Christian Louboutin's for Rodarte
Sweet Life by Dolce Vita Lace Heel at Urban Outfitters ($99).
Covered Zip Bootie at Opening Ceremony ($336).
Mesh Mid-Wedge at Opening Ceremony ($308).
TIY (Try It Yourself)
Channel your inner bad-ass with the Sweetheart Two-Toned Mini Dress from American Apparel ($50).
Or the Nylon Spandex Micro-Mesh Long Sleeve Mini Dress ($42).
Go for the sweeter side of life with the Soft Petal Dress from Forever21 ($36).
Accessorize with the Zipper Flower Necklace at Urban Outfitters ($50).
Or the Geometry Necklace ($40).