Fashion Week Fall 2012, I have to say is one of my favorite seasons in Fashion. I couldn't help but notice that most of the collections for Fall had similar themes: clothes that were made for women to feel strong, sexy, and a little mysterious. It seemed like some of the collections also had a certain cinematic flair to them as well. Some of my favorite collections included Thomas Tait who described his collection to have a "raw, unstable" feel to it. Prabal Gurung played with the idea of "Hell and Heaven" while Yigal Azrouel embraced the notion of "privacy". Aquascutum's collection was "dark and dangerous" and Peter Som described his collection for the woman who wants to feel "strong and sexy".
Viewing all these great collections had my mind racing and served as inspiration. Somehow my imagination ended up to the Kill Bill series. When looking at some of my favorite pieces, I pictured what the female characters would have worn in the modern day. Here are some of the concepts that I came up with.
(Thomas Tait, Tess Giberson, Prabal Gurung, Aquascutum via Style.com)
Beatrix "Black Mamba" Kiddo - She's a woman on the move, a woman with drive and determination. I pictured her wearing clothing that's not too constricting; clothing that allowed movement. You wouldn't necessarily expect her to be a dangerous woman but when she walks into a room, you would definitely turn to see who she is. The modern day Beatrix Kiddo would wear simple and comfortable clothing, nothing too flashy but nothing boring either.
(Calvin Klein, Preen, Sachin + Babi, Thomas Tait via Style.com)
Vernita "Copperhead" Green - She was the only one in the squad ended up with a normal life in that she married and had a child and although she was a domestic woman, she was still a woman that could kick your ass. Her clothes would have to be simple but still have a certain edge to them, just like Vernita did. The type of clothes that a woman with a few tricks up her sleeves would wear sleek silhouettes with an element of surprise.
(Tess Giberson, Reed Krakoff, Peter Som, Preen via Style.com)
O-Ren "Cottonmouth" Ishii - In my opinion, O-Ren had the strongest personality out of all the women of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in that she demanded attention wherever she went. She was a powerful yakuza boss who did not play around. I pictured a modern day O-Ren Ishii to wear clothes that only a woman with confidence could pull off - A mixture of strong silhouettes with a touch of femininity on the side and clothes that were elegant and modern at the same time.
(Donna Karan, Rag & Bone, Doo.Ri, Yigal Azrouel via Style.com)
Elle "California Mountain Snake" Driver - Elle Driver had this dangerous sexiness to her that intrigued but frightened me at the same time. In the movie, she wore a lot of clothes that hugged her body and showed her curves and to me, the modern day Elle would wear the same thing. I can picture a woman who is comfortable with her sexuality to be wearing dresses that emphasized her curves and suits that hugged in all the right places.
What were some of your favorite collections for the Fall and what kind of ideas inspired you?