Friday, February 26, 2010

Alice In Wonderland

I'm very excited for the new "Alice In Wonderland" movie, and not because I, like everyone else, am I'm love with the collaborations between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton but also because I truly enjoy the story of "Alice in Wonderland." It's one that can be told and re-told because it's so bizarre and exciting.
I'm not going to send any links to any merchandise (because everyone and their mom is doing an "Alice in Wonderland" line including, but not limited to, Hot Topic and Urban Outfitters), and I will probably buy something related to "Alice in Wonderland" (because I like shirts with rabbits on them), but I just wanted to state my appreciation for the story as an inspiration to design. I think that fashion needs to have a sense of humor and arguably Johnny Depp (both as a celebrity and a performer) draws attention to the humorous (and often the humorous macabre). The icon of Johnny Depp (complete with those fashion and costume designers who help clothe him) reminds us that we too can have a sense of humor in the way we dress. I mean, a poster like this reminds me of the whimsy of dress.
Check out this article from The Washington Post featuring the Alice trend.
And remember, don't take yourself too seriously.

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