Friday, April 18, 2008

degas & his tu tu

lets talk a bit about the tutu trend today. at first i was quite skeptical about it, as i never had any particular liking towards anything ballerina. i am curious why so many designers seem fascintaed by it this spring. zac posen, mcqueen, comme de garcons are some of the few. i had to find out what inspired them! the inspiration comes from edgar degas (1834-1917), a french impressionism painter and sculptor, who is considered to be one of the founders of impressionism. during the 1870s, the ballet dancer is one of his favourite theme. one of his paintings 'dancing examination' 1874. see top.
so i ended up buying a couple of tu tu one-pieces and skirts (which we launched in APR B and APR C). i grew to like it as i browsed through the runway shows. to be exact, i actually like the silouette of it. the defined upper body leading to the sudden burst of the tu tu around the lower body. i had fun exploring it on some of the APR C items!
check out some 'degas' look from the runway!
etro blumarine
zac posen
ralph lauren
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