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Back to the Future

by Ashley on April 14, 2010

Is the future here in fashion? Or has it always been here?

It’s funny how futuristic fashion is always portrayed– either metallic and shiny, or post-apocalyptic grunge.  While both styles have their merit, how realistic are either? Will we ever wear either?

milla jovovich, futuristic fashion, harpers bazaar singapore,

milla jovovich, futuristic fashion, harpers bazaar singapore,

milla jovovich, futuristic fashion, harpers bazaar singapore,

Between this editorial (that I originally saw at Alix Rose) and the new Scissor Sisters’ video, it seems that metallic is the way to go in our ever-present future.  My playful, impractical, theatrical side is singing to me, calling for armored knee pads, sky-high metallic platforms (am I channeling Jennine again?), prismatic facial decorations, luminescent skin, and chains around my body.

{ 10 comments }

Superalzy April 14, 2010 at 9:14 am

I would love to know where the general vision of “futuristic” originated. Why do we always think metallic and neon? Maybe it’s because those seem to be the mediums of technology? Either way, it’s 2010. I am disappointed that personal spacecraft do not yet exist.
.-= Superalzy´s last blog ..Haikuesday! =-.

WendyB April 14, 2010 at 10:27 am

Jennine is a good person to channel.
.-= WendyB´s last blog ..Congrats to MrB and ProPublica on the Pulitzer Prize =-.

mightay mightay April 14, 2010 at 10:28 am

I’m with Superalzy. Where are all our hovercraft and robots? The Jetsons and Battlestar Gallactica promised these things! I do like a little post-apocalyptic grunge with my shiny. But I suspect that when I try to do futurismo, I end up looking more steampunk than anything else. I think you’ve given me an idea for a new blog post. :)
.-= mightay mightay´s last blog ..Dress of the Week: Diana Goddess Gown =-.

Michelle April 15, 2010 at 1:09 am

I like the futuristic look at arm’s length, but I’m pretty sure I could never pull it off. I tend towards the post apocalyptic grunge trend, if nothing else – I agree with mightay mightay, if I tried to dress futuristic it would just look steampunky! ;)

I would love to see YOU experiment with it, however, so I look forward to any futuristic inspired outfits you might have :)
.-= Michelle´s last blog ..Marvelous Monday! =-.

Alicia April 16, 2010 at 2:10 am

DO IT! Do it all. Even better, do it all at once!

I was expecting a flying car by this year. I’m disappointed.
.-= Alicia´s last blog ..…outfit post: fake it ’til you make it… =-.

RonnieRuss April 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I want a food replicator! And I LOVE the epaulettes- Totally gonna rock metal epaulettes this year!

The Clothes Horse April 21, 2010 at 7:36 pm

I’d wear both! Especially if I lived in a big city where it would make sense…
.-= The Clothes Horse´s last blog ..Casting Call =-.

The Well-Appointed Catwalk April 22, 2010 at 5:12 pm

My mom had a silver trench coat in the ’80s just like the one in the top photo! Interesting to see how our perceptions of “futuristic” really haven’t changed too much.

Maggie April 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm

it comes from how everything new is always created from metals–look at the past electronic inventions.
Futuristic fashion is always fantastical though, love it.
.-= Maggie´s last blog ..Featured Find: Forever 21 Fringe Studded Shirt =-.

jennifer April 25, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I agree that there are two main future style visions people think of. I’m a bigger fan of the post-apoc. rags style because it seems more functional, and brown is my favorite color! But I like the metallic shiny style more since I started thinking of it as dressing like a robot. Nice post!
.-= jennifer´s last blog ..La Femme Nikita =-.

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