Saturday, 15 December 2012

Embrace Your Inner Geek!

Add a flash of POW to your wardrobe with this season’s comic strip style!

Our favourite cartoons have been given a fash-over this Autumn as designers get nostalgic, sending bright and bold cartoon prints flying down the runway. From Batman to Mickey Mouse, comic book characters have taken a heroic leap from the page and onto the catwalk. Phillip Lim's Pre Fall collection popped with 'KAPOW' jumpers and pop art clutch bags while Jeremy Scott coated his models head-to-toe with Bart Simpson's face whom he named 'Bartman' in his men's pieces. Other designers whose collections took a comic cue were Marcus Lupfer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Fam Irvoll whose show took on a more playful role with Monsters, Inc. themed pieces.

Fashion has always taken inspiration from the Silver Screen but this micro trend has a new twist - the iconic characters are 2D. Wear their logo's on t-shirts, dresses, bodies and even shoes - the choices are endless! Look to your favourite characters in The Big Bang Theory for the low down on geek chic - and if you're really feeling it, the lingo too! Wear sci-fi tee's and discover your alter-ego, clashing the trends key primary colours: red, yellow and blue. However, if the thought of stomping the streets in a bodycon dress fully embellished with the word 'POW!' seems a little too much, why not stick to some of the more toned down mickey mouse prints or carrying a 3.1 Phillip Lim heroine clutch? Whichever you choose, be sure to sketch it with your own personal spin.

From designer to high street, you only have to flick a page to get your hands on the trend and it doesn't have to break the bank. Follow in the super steps of celebrities like Cheryl Cole and Little Mix who have been recently snapped in the gear. Maybe it's the hint of Christmas beginning to spill into the shops or September's launch of Phillip Lim's fashion comic book 'Kill the Night' that's got us all abuzz with excitement and embracing the child inside us. Who knows, but it's definitely swooped in and saved us from the dreaded winter blues as we wave goodbye to Summer... or at least the hope of another sunny day.

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