September 24, 2009

Anatomy at VPL

I've lusted over many looks during the present fashion month from the innocent Little House on the Prarie side braids at Alexander Wang to the baroque and vertiginous nut-and-bolt heels at Rodarte, but nothing has got me as worked up as the inner-framework replications at VPL.

The theme Victoria Bartlett worked through the collection was "anatomy" and this collection isn't the first refletion of her obsession with the human body. VPL (standing for Visible Panty Line) is a design concept of making the inner, the outer. As stated on the VPL website "by bringing underwear out to become a visible, stylish part of our everyday uniform, VPL style begs the question: what mystery really lies beneath?"

Aran Baik, who has an MFA in Fashion and Knitwear Design at Sanfancisco's Academy of Art, created crouched and knitted wonders for the spring show. The cream and gray pieces cradle and envelope the body forming wearable rib cages, and in some cases revealing a little hint of pelvis. The pieces were constructed in a way that they almost appear to be climbing and forming around the body, as if the inner anatomy were more imperative than the garments themselves.

All images by Romney Leader for Style.com

15 comments:

Ernie said...

I think there are too many drapes on the collection.

trigg and trig. said...

oh my god. the roping. so wonderful!
you have great writing!

Dylana said...

Awesome look! Great blog!

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Yuka said...

second one is tooooo good!!!

rebecca said...

such an interesting idea not sure if i like it though x

FIVE ZERO NINE said...

BEAUTIFUL

Kaila said...

Absolutely LOVE it.

Taru Tuomi said...
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F Blog said...

i LOVE this. really really.
also so into the side braiding a la wang, have been sporting it quite abit lately!!
xo

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

Sharlo said...

the idea itself is interesting but I wouldn't wear it
like ur blog thhough
xxx

brandi said...

Your bloq is really nice. I'm followinq you, please do return the favor.

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Pippa said...

woah. this is REALLY good, an outer body rib cage.

Jyun said...

Mmm, those giant butterfly knots are woven in such a way its so Chinese.

Annabelle (408) said...

these pieces are amazing, may use this as inspiration towards my next brief. x