Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Current Obsession: Asymmetry

There is nothing more captivating to the human eye than a lopsided or asymmetrical image. If someone were to cross your path with one arm, would it capture your attention? Don't lie. Nobody's judging. What if you were to walk down the street with one shoe. Would people stop and stare? Most likely. We all seem hold a deep fascination with anything slightly off putting.

Society's definition of beauty implies a certain symmetry, which is why the women or men deemed most attractive by others tend to have very symmetrical features. However, in fashion, we must take that permanent marker and mark a giant X on that concept, because beauty takes on a new meaning.

Recently, designers have been hiring models with gaps between their two front teeth, baffling the average magazine subscriber. An attractive woman must have perfect pearly whites, right? Apparently, for a designer, this isn't the case. Interesting grabs beauty by the arm, shoves it aside, and beats it in the race towards the top.

"I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect - they are much more interesting" - says fashion designer, Marc Jacobs.

I couldn't agree more. This morning, I stepped into Topshop and stumbled upon this white high-low baby doll blouse and the concept blew my mind. I like to call it "a t-shirt dress", because that was exactly what it appeared to be. Not only can this top potentially transform any look into one that is utterly chic, but it accomplishes two roles at once: that of a blouse and that of a dress. Its asymmetry drew me in and from that moment on, I was hooked on this look.

This look is evolved from designer fetish to closet must-have. My prediction? Asymmetry is the next big street style trend of 2014. Get ready, fashionistas.


8 Days Until NYFW (AHHH!)

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