Friday, September 19, 2008

Something Fishy

Designers are certainly tipping the SCALES these days!
Whether with pailettes, feathers, scallops or sequins, things are looking a tad fishy!
CC recalls a similar “mermaid” vibe a few seasons ago at Jean Paul Gaultier Couture (Spring 2008 scaled gown pictured below right).
Photo credits: At top left of post, everybody's favorite mermaid (sorry, Ariel!): Daryl Hannah in Splash; photo via starpulse.com. Runway coverage is from Spring 2009 via style.com except where noted.
Giles red scaled dress for Fall 2008
Fendi scaled shift (left) and skirt (right), Fall '08
Rock & Republic
Threeasfour
Christopher Kane
Cynthia Rowley

Eley Kishimoto – the lizard look (how fab are those tights?)
House of Holland
Nathan Jenden

Reem Acra
Sabyasachi (3 looks)


Fashion Fringe scalloped dresses
What to buy?
Perhaps a scaly accessory!
Mermaid scarf at lulus.com
At left: Gianfranco Ferre brown leather top handle bag with rectangular "scale" details, via style.it.
Right: Miu Miu lavender Nappa patch tote, at Neiman Marcus
Lauren Merkin Char pleated suede clutch, at shopbop.com
Kenzo boots, pictured via Japanese Vogue
L.A.M.B. Camden scallop open toe bootie;

this and next at shopbop.com.
Loeffler Randall Clover Scales Pump
Tsumori Chisato scalloped mouse flats, at lagarconne.com
French Connection Alix Abacus sequined dress at usa.frenchconnection.com
Fiesta Cocktail dress, at lulus.com
At right: pleated top, at victoriassecret.com
CC saves her faves for last:
At left, Boss Black peacock feather skirt, featured on elle.com
Or, if you prefer a bit less coverage, (hello, micro mini!) at right: Elizabeth and James Plume skirt. Visit shopbop.com.
Get in touch with your inner mermaid, darlings! And tune in tomorrow for more animal instinct inspiration: feathered footwear!

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm loving Rock & Republic. I had no idea of it's existance until I saw these boots by R&R in the portuguese Vogue. I'm really starting to like their style.

OH MY GOD, that victoria's secret pleated top, that's Bianca Balti wearing it, isn't it? I love her! Didn't know she still worked for VS.

Rock on
Raspberry

Yadira said...

I love how you put things together, pooling totally different looks/designers into one category. Makes me see things differently. Thanks!

Cosmotropolian said...

I love mermaid inspired attire...maybe it's because I'm a swimmer. I love the shoes especially, with the "scales" detail on it.

Diabolina 3.1 said...

u are a goddess. what an eye you have. and an ability to inspire me with your posts.

TGIF kisses,
D

WendyB said...

I have the Chicken of the Sea jingle stuck in my head now.

...love Maegan said...

I do kinda like the scale look and a mermaid dress on the right woman looks divine!

lisa said...

You have a picture from Splash! Oh my goodness, I loved that movie as a kid.

emsie said...

these dresses are beautiful. i love the scale detailing

Jill Sherman said...

excellent post!

miss cavendish said...

I've been loving feathers and fins (scales) too. Great selection of images . . .

Lisa said...

christopher kane was AMAZING...
too good for words.

loved splash.
xx.

Siljesfashion said...

Thats funny! LOve the skirts and handbags. Great accessories.

MY OWN YELLOW CAT said...

Oh I love this fishland!

xD


Now, here in Madrid Cibeles Fashion Week also appear this.


ByE!!!

MY OWN YELLOW CAT said...

Oh I love the fishland!

xD

Now, here in Cibeles Madrid Fashion week also appear this.


ByE!!!

Shoshi said...

I was thinking exactly the same thing, did you notice Christopher Kane's Fall 08 collection also had "fish scale" elements? He's one fishy guy ;) haha. Great blog by the way.

Hunters Glory said...

Love Daryl Hannah!

Great looks from the boots to the tops!

;)

The Clothes Horse said...

I've definitely been hearing the siren's call in fashion! Lovely examples.

Mrs.French said...

I am now thrilled that Nemo is such a hit around here...you are a genius, you made Nemo seem glamorous. xo have a lovely weekend.

enc said...

I love all those fishy, scaly, scalloped layers!

Lindsay said...

loving the look..great post!

glory said...

me encantaria tener el vestido de treeasfour me sentiria como una proncesa del mar..jajajaja.. y los botines de lamb son un must-have adoro el color...saludos

Miranda said...

i never thought i'd say this to any of your blog entries but
i don't like it
hahaha thanks for putting it out there though! maybe it'll grow on me
keep blogging<3

Nicole Linette said...

It's odd to say that one's garment was inspired by fish and scales, but it actually turns out to be very visually appealing!

peace&♥.

S said...

wicked cool. I'm DYING, as Rachel Zoe would say, over the most recent Christopher Kane right now.
Have a wonderful weekend CC!

Songy said...

seriously I've been eyeing on a brown leather bag that has this kind of structure and texture for six months now.

another reminder to go and check out that covetable bag.

strikeapose said...

OH my god. I want that Elizabeth and James skirt oh so bad.

Susanna-Cole said...

"Designers are certainly tipping the SCALES these days!" A pun never fails to make me smile! :D

I think mermaids are rad (even if I know they're probably not real) these scale-like designs are so inspired, I love them!

xoxo,
S-C

Teal Chic said...

I love it all! I want it all!!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

I think the scales should stay on the fish... I'm afraid it would draw too much attention to hips!

chuckles said...

I love love the vogue dress. great post!

Savvy Mode SG said...

victoria secret has something like that cute.... wow. i like.

Anonymous said...

This is such an interesting style and I'm really loving it! Especially the big Christopher Kane discs :D

TRISH said...

Omg. This is so creative. ;)

Sara Li said...

Wow! I love the mermaid inspiration!!
Thanks for your visit!!
K*

Fashion_Girl22 said...

I've noticed the scales appearing aot lately. I ca't say I'm in love with the trend. But, I couldn't disagree with a singe one of your choices. <3

Carolina Lange said...

Wow! Amazing post! I love the Miu Miu bag! So beautiful!

SOS! said...

The tights at Kishimoto are fabulous, and Christopher Kane's show is one of my favorites so far for S/S 09!

Sasi said...

That clutch is amazing!

Lil Midget said...

great post!
I've always loved fishtail skirts...

No offence to the mermaid...She kinda reminds me of a beached whale :P Probably the pose..heheh

AlicePleasance said...

Love Fendi scaled things, they look fab :-)

Penny Lane said...

ohhh i love this!! team the scale dresses with the feathered shoes and you've got yourself a whole new animal!

Gala said...

the red dress is breathtaking!!!!

Bombchell said...

wow the second picture is sick!!!!! that must have taken some time.

i wonder what it looks like closup, & how crazy the detail is.

Calming Corners said...

This is a cute collection in an interesting kind of way. I do love the Tsumori Chisato flats.

Diana Coronado said...

Woww !!

Girl !! Definetely you got a great blog !!