I've been thinking about adapted sports in fashion for my current design assignment. As I was brainstorming, it became apparent to me just how many designers have gone done the equestrian path recently. Here are some of the more successful interpretations in my humble opinion.
Balenciaga Fall 2006
Luella Spring 2009
Pollini Fall 2009
Kai Kuhne Spring 2006
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2008 Couture
Givenchy Spring 2008 Couture
A.F. Vandevorst Fall 2009
I would have loved to adapt such a sport to my assignment, but i just think it's been done too many times, and very successfully in some cases. I need to think of a sport that has a lot of detailing in the get-up - like rock climbing, motorcar racing, diving etc. Anyone got any bright ideas? Here comes the catch....I then have to combine my adapted sports outfit with a textured cultural piece.
-Love from Kaylene *thinking cap on*