After running off to Costa Rica and falling in love with surfing a few months ago, I was happily surprised to watch the sport pick up momentum within the fashion community. Everywhere I look these days I see something made out of lycra or tie died (a slightly less inspired take I suppose) … Sporty cuts and necklines and the body con-type tops, bottoms, dresses, one-pieces… while you’d be hard pressed to catch me running down the street in a cropped wet suit any time soon, (still best reserved for the beach i say..) there are definitely other ways to send a little nod in direction of the sport.
I took my inspiration from a slew of magazines… While flipping through the pages I noticed some takes were a little more litteral than others..
…Because it’s so subversive to do a cover story (Vogue US June 2010) with surf lessons as the backdrop… I was already a bit skeptical when Hamish Bowles ‘roughed it’ while camping a few issues back and now they’ve thrown the poor man on a surfboard.. (he would be the one in middle, on his knees ‘gamely trying to stand’…)
And then there are the more creative approaches which I think speak for themselves. The layering and amount of different pieces in some of the editorials combined with the patterns and especially the colors associated with surf culture are my favorite part. There’s also something so earthy about the sport…which…is kind of ironic… no?
belt – Tristan | dress – fcuk | shorts – nylons (diy) | lace bra – aa
tank top – Marc Jacobs | shirt – unknown | shorts – Zara | brogues – Steve Madden