Monday, September 17, 2012

Retro Superfuture: Erin Barr Spring 2013

Though Erin Barr's Spring 2013 presentation had a distinct Mad Men feel, with a backdrop that looked like Don Draper's recreation room, the clothes were hardly retro looking or vintage inspired.  Rather than referring to all the sartorial splendor that that the late 50's and early 60's had to offer, Barr appeared to draw on the mid-century modern art, furniture, and architecture of the times.  Inspired by an imagined meeting between Marilyn Monroe and Frank Stella, the resulting collection combined abstract prints, clean lines, and minimal embellishment with a dollop of coquettish femininity in the form of transparent fabrics, revealingly high slit skirts, and peek-a-boo cutouts.  While Barr references these legendary figure from the past, the resulting clothes feel entirely modern.


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