Unstable job security, political changes and fluctuating economics are all a little too familiar of another time in American history. The Great Depression of the 1930’s may not be that familiar to today’s youths, but designers are making sure we don’t forget…. we’ve seen worse.
Dowdy, sack dresses and prairie looks were seen with a glamorous spin while flapper dresses and lingerie looks went modern with fabrics and colorful edginess. Some designers even dressed their girls up in vintage inspired, war uniforms, sans the weapons.
Just Cavalli adds a fringed skirt to a lingerie dress for those girls who dare to defy prohibition.
This prairie girl knows how to work in style exhibited by Marc Jacobs’ mixed and matched collection of modern metallics and casual plaids.
Just one of the boys! Wunderkind gets the ladies ready for battle in a military cap and flower, printed uniform.
Burberry Prorsum incoproates the idea of “shabby chic” into a sack dress with a beautiful hombre gold and brown color palette.
What depression? Aquilano Rimondi creates a fabulous fringed frock for the girl who refuses to succumb to a dwindling economy. The show must go on!
Designers are definitely making a statement on where they stand abut the economic controversies this season and want us to all be aware that they are not taking these troubled times lightly. Unfortunately, I don’t think that will effect couture prices this year.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.