Romance Was Born Designs Marvel-ous Looks For Australian Fashion Week [link]
The whimsical Australian designer duo, Romance Was Born, kicked off Australian Fashion Week with a super-heroic collection for Spring/Summer 2013, sponsored by no other than Marvel Comics. With a collection that includes a tangible incarnation of Jack Kirby’s famous Kirby Krackle (comprised of textured beads and baubles) floating on a cosmic purple and charcoal ensemble, the Romance Was Born x Marvel Comics collaboration is truly a walking work of art.
Straying away from the blatant iconography and overuse of superhero emblems, Romance Was Born raised the bar for the fusion of fashion and comics, utilizing a mix of both comic and couture techniques to create high fashion looks inspired by Jack Kirby and the creators of Marvel Comics. These 25 looks feature anatomical trompe-l’œil prints, textured embellishments, halftone patterns, and colorful motifs of Marvel’s finest making cameo appearances throughout the collection.
Although the fashion may be a bit audacious for everyday wear, these looks provide a great style guide in how to add a touch of comic-inspired glamor into your wardrobe, from jewel-toned color coordination to structured silhouettes to bold prints.
Check out the Romance Was Born x Marvel Comics fashion collection on ComicsAlliance!
I know what i’m going to do! i just got the biggest rush of inspiration and my summer project is going to be to write a story. i know alice in wonderland is way over-done; but for people like me, a little twist can make the story brand new every time. and boy oh boy have i got a twist. plenty of people have done a darker version of alice and made it very gothic or very sexual, but i think i’m just going to make her more real. more flawed. more human. none of the other versions i’ve seen have really told me all i want to know about the characters. i’m also going to put her in a different kind of setting that is more like this day and age, but make wonderland a dark and psychological version of the victorian era with canal streets and lots of forests edging into the city. but im keeping the biggest stroke of genious to myself for now. however i can say that i’ve never been so excited to start something.
Sometimes I feel like this. like i just woke up one day, looked around, and realized the world is full of mindless zombies but i can’t do anything about it because i still feel like they’re people.
so today i got best of show at my school’s art show. great news right? it’s what ive been working towards for the last 4 years of high school. i put together a collage made of pages from an Alice in Wonderland storybook (because i’ve always been inlove with Alice in Wonderland). then i stained it with tea, which was to represent the mad hatter tea party. Once that dried, i painted a layer of flowers with acrylic paint over the collage and glued a colored pencil illustration of Alice onto the canvas. it was beautiful. i was so proud of it and absolutely exstatic that won. But my excitment was short live.
you see, there is this girl who showed up at school about two weeks ago, and she’s what you could consider “friendly competition”. she whirlwinds into the place like a tornado of bad news and completely takes the attention of everyone in the school on the first day; and i’m just sitting at my desk grinding my teeth and snapping my pencils as i watch the bitch do her magic. she had talent. i knew i was screwed from the get-go.
anyways, she shows up just in time to enter this art show right. she puts some fantastic things in there and i was busting my ass trying to come up with something to compete with her. that’s how the Alice collage came to be. i won. hurray. my life goal was accomplished and my dream was realized. but then, my art teacher comes up to me after class just to let me know that it had actually been a tie between me and the new girl. so why did i win? because i was the best? because my painting really stood out and meant something to her? not quite. she confessed that i had only won because the new girl was new. kick in the balls.
however, because i am obviously the shit no matter what these people think, i’m going to be motivated by this. you see, i really want to go to college next year to be an art professor at a university. i need to be the best and achieve the highest skill that i can. i don’t want there to ever be any doubt that i’m the best ever again. i want it to be undeniable at the first glance. so when i go to college, i’ve decided that i’m going to challenge myself more than ever and do amazing things. things i’ve never done. so eat it high school, you’re small time.
“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there” Lewis Carroll