If I had to summarize the biggest lesson from my history of fashion course, it’s this—history tends to repeat itself in the fashion industry. Everything that’s been in style or designed in recent years is connected to some concept in the past. In fact, the re-emergence of ‘70s and ‘90s apparel stands testament to this point. This doesn’t mean designers have failed to craft remarkably innovative pieces in the last decade. Thanks to advances in technology, we’ve seen interactive garments from companies like Studio XO. Referencing the work of the past then isn’t all that despicable. In order to move forward, it’s critical to examine the groundwork behind you.
For Agnona’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection, ancient Egypt was the source of inspiration. For such a collection, that’s only best described as avant-garde business wear, and you wouldn’t think historical fashion was being referenced. It’s only through the subtle use of gold and jade as well as open front skirts that Egyptian motifs are referenced. I’d like to think I paid homage to Agnona, maxi skirts and open front skirts from history’s past through my own ASOS wrap skirt.
Though I stray from Agnona’s ancient Egyptian theme, I mimicked the business look into my outfit through the use of a blazer. The floral print, which playfully works for summer, easily adds a focal point to my rather simple outfit. If you’ve followed my fashion journey so far, you know these chunky heels are my absolute favorite. For this outfit, they help my skirt from grazing the ground.
As the year moves on, I look forward to mixing around these items for fall attire. While they may flux in and out of style over the next few years, I’d like to think of them in a different manner. To me, these items remain timeless in the fashion industry.