Monday, March 14, 2011

Off The Rail


For Fall 2011, Julie Haus was inspired by the Martin Scorsese film Boxcar Bertha, the story of two train robbers and lovers in the 1930's American South. The collection fuses romantic draping with modern cuts and digital prints, which all seem directly inspired by the movie. Although the prints are taken from images of railroads, Texas landscapes, and calla lilies, they are abstracted beyond immediate recognition, and have a washed-out, dreamlike effect, evoking the idea of the image that they represent rather than directly showing it. I love the way that the entire collection conjures up the dusty feel of a very particular period of American history, without feeling overly referential or vintage inspired.







-Tiffany

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3 comments:

Izzy said...

aah, the use of draping here is spare and very fresh! what I'd totally wear if I was a chick haha

The Woman Behind the Tattoo said...

I am a sucker for a good jacket - and the two pictured here are fucking awesome.

Jana said...

wow, some really nice and inspiring pieces! love the pink pod skirt! and the jacket with the thick braid, nice DIY idea I think...

cheers!
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