Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Color Collision: Murakami meets the Sartorialist

In my stint as the managing editor of ZONE magazine, I am given the chance to e-interview a few prominent figures from the glamorous world of spotlit catwalks and glossy magazine covers. One of the questionnaires’ default item is “where do you get your inspiration?” and I’ve learned that creative juices of fashion designers can be fueled by all sorts of things.

I’m a multi-fandom geek (whose freak-out meter often goes haywire when it comes to my own possible fashion faux pas), and my approval leans heavily towards outfits inspired by some of my well-loved fictional works (case in point 1case in point 2). So when I stumbled upon the Vintage Anchor post about Sera Hur’s little lit-fashion mash-up—featuring John Gall’s wonderful cover designs for Haruki Murakami’s books and some equally colorful outfits from The Sartorialist—there’s no wonder an automatic keysmash of love from me ensued!

There's nothing new in literary concepts or illustrations inspiring garment designs, but I’m readily hooked by these. Well, they are not really inspired by Gall’s covers (surprised?), but at first look, you’d think they are. Thanks to Hur’s keen eye for detail and careful browsing at The Sartorialist, she even created a Murakami-esque effect of blurring what’s real and what’s not. :p  Check them out!

kafkaontheshore

WindUpBirdChronicle

NorwegianWood

AfterDark

SputnikSweetheart

danceDanceDance

AftertheQuake

HardBoiledWonderland

SouthoftheBorder

TheElephantVanishes

2 comments:

  1. South of the Border West of the Sun outfit! :))

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  2. Galing no! Bet ko yung Sputnik tsaka Norwegian. :)

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