What is the fashion known as techninja
? The basis is the high-tech materials
popular with hikers, bikers, and climbers
, but worn as street wear. It takes inspiration from a military aesthetic
, from science fiction (NSFW)
, and Goth Ninja
. Want to know more? Here's a guide
), and here's some inspiration (pinterest
). [more inside]
posted by rebent
on Sep 17, 2013 -
"It is a gift, and the way God expresses herself through me. I’m so grateful for this art form because I don’t have to invite you to my studio to see my painting. You get to see it on me. I get to wear it, live it, be it". Collector's Weekly profiles Tziporah Salamon.
posted by goo
on Jun 11, 2013 -
It is June 2, 2010 and Mark Zuckerberg is sweating. He’s wearing his hoodie—he’s always wearing his hoodie—and he’s on stage and either the lights or the questions are too hot. … “Do you want to take off the hoodie?” asks Kara Swisher.
“I never take off the hoodie.”
The varied cultural resonances of an unassuming garment
posted by the mad poster!
on Jan 29, 2013 -
You may have heard that they made a movie of the The Hunger Games
. While others discuss its dystopian vision of a barbaric future America, we will concern ourselves with something more important: the clothes
. [more inside]
posted by Trurl
on Mar 25, 2012 -
Coffee & The Newspaper
is a menswear tumblr with no product links, no best of lists and no reports from fashion week - just post after post pairing a picture of menswear with a picture of food. Without the Pepsi Blue, it's a fascinating study of color, texture and structure in clothes.
posted by Apropos of Something
on Feb 22, 2012 -
"[H]ow interesting... to bring to life the clothes in children’s artwork, designs by children too young to be influenced by commercial fashion... I asked three girls to draw the outfits they imagined, and then I turned them into clothes
posted by ocherdraco
on Sep 11, 2011 -
The miniskirts, hotpants, bellbottoms, boots, sunglasses, and hairdos of the Sixties Seventies
as worn by the famous and anonymous beauties of the time. (some images NSFW)
posted by Joe Beese
on Jan 2, 2011 -
Large-scale color photographs from 2005 to 2006 reflect the ritual adornment and spirituality of masquerade in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso in West Africa. These portraits of masqueraders build on Galembo's work of the past twenty years photographing the rituals and religious culture in Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti, as well as the homegrown custom of Halloween in the United States. West African Masquerade
. [more inside]
posted by Rinku
on May 30, 2010 -
At first, it seemed the Azeris would win the Olympic Pants War handily
, but then Norway, with its argyle advantage
(in crazy and crazier
varieties), seemed to have taken the lead. Now, US snowboard cross racer Nate Holland (competing, of course, in this wonderful outfit
) is stepping in to set the pants rules for his own sport
. But in the end, no matter what country they're competing for, it's the figure skaters
who have won. As history has shown us, they always have the best pants of them all
posted by ocherdraco
on Feb 19, 2010 -
, amid the grey serge of wartime France, a tribe of youngsters with all the colourful decadence of punks or teddy boys. Wearing zoot suits cut off at the knee (the better to show off their brightly coloured socks), with hair sculpted into grand quiffs, and shoes with triple-height soles - looking like glam-rock footwear 30 years early - these were the kids who would lay the foundations of nightclubbing. Ladies and gentlemen, les Zazous.
" [more inside]
posted by Paragon
on Feb 8, 2010 -
is about killer clothes and fine cuisine. Recent features include: Thanksgiving Part I
, creating a thanksgiving meal that is less about an abundance of leftovers and instead maximizing the visual appeal of “thanksgiving” symbols like the pumpkin, as a dessert; and Pie Pops
, for those who want to eat pie, but don’t want a whole slice—who want to try multiple flavors, but for just a bite or two, then move onto another.
posted by netbros
on Nov 20, 2009 -
Like so many other people, you have a stack of old t-shirts you never wear. Perhaps you've gotten beyond wearing obscene slogans or Strawberry Shortcake logos. Or you feel it's time to retire that “Team Hillary” shirt. Or your favourite old shirt no longer fits over the impressive pecs/food hump you've acquired since high school. Or you've had it with MeFi and you want a way to repurpose/savage your MeFi blue t-shirt. No need to be at a loss! You might just settle for making a different style
, but you can also use those t-shirts to make diapers for your baby
for your toddler
, or adult-sized undies
. Or a bikini
. Just beware of saggage. I mean, of the bikini, after it gets water-logged. You also might make tote bags or pillows, car seat covers, baby wipes, or dusters.
If you get really ambitious, you can make a t-shirt quilt
, taking inspiration from the many examples on the net
. If I haven't given you enough ideas, you can turn to the ever authoritative
AskMe, or you can do some further reading
on the topic
. Just don't get so carried away that you wind up having to go to work topless tomorrow. Unless, of course, your career path requires that anyway.
posted by orange swan
on Sep 1, 2008 -
The Afterlife of American Clothes
. "From 2003 to 2007 [filmmakers Hanna Rose Shell and Vanessa Bertozzi] visited rag yards in Miami, dug through archives in London and Washington, D.C., and traveled to Haiti to see the international secondhand markets for themselves. The result is the recent documentary Secondhand (Pepe)
, which explores the global trade in used clothing."
posted by Knappster
on Aug 17, 2008 -
The Sound Of Clothes
features the precise sound of fashion materials such as feathers, sequins, glass crystals and beads, nylon, taffeta, leather, velvet, jacquard, zips and metallic chains
, recorded in an anechoic chamber. Videos linked from the page might be NSFW.
posted by jack_mo
on Mar 12, 2008 -
- a very
comprehensive collection of information about foundation garments. The site is generously illustrated, so it may be NSFW.
posted by tellurian
on Mar 10, 2008 -
"Couture [...] represents the fusion of fashion [...] and costume."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
and its Costume Institute
present designs by Charles Frederick Worth
, Cristóbal Balenciaga
, Christian Dior
, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
), Paul Poiret
, and other designers
such as Lanvin, Vionnet, Schiaparelli, Givenchy, and Yves Saint Laurent.
posted by bijou
on Aug 5, 2007 -