Saturday, April 20, 2013

Oh! Darling

The first time I set eyes on Lindsey Thornburg's fall 2013 ready to wear collection I fell in love. Yes, it was love at first sight. It was sweet candy for my eyes. I automatically connected with her whimsical, quirky, and dreamlike designs. Lindsey Thornburg, a local New York Designer, is fairly new to the fashion world as there are only about four ready to wear collections released. But don't let that fool you, for Lindsey has much experience. While attending design school in Los Angeles she started creating her first dress collection under the name of Fabric. After traveling to Machu Picchu in 2006, she turned in a different direction and began creating a cloak collection, which was inspired by the natives attire in Machu Picchu and her extensive collection of Pendelton blankets. Lindsey expanded her collections beyond cloaks when in 2010 she released her first full ready to wear collection. In an interview, Lindsey describes her designs as "urban 90's witch, with a touch of eclectic bohemian" and has even admitted her designs are " fundamentally hippie-dippy," which I personally think is a total plus!





WARNING: If you have a horrible fear of clowns do not watch! But if not continue on for this glamorous and a tad creepy fashion video.
The video embraces a playfulness but also a dark side. The two mischievous "clowns" take a lively adventure through the forest, gallivanting in water colored skirts, velvet dresses, and vibrant hair.

Lindsey Thornburg on the background of the video: "It seems to me they are just precocious girls trying to have a good time. Isn't that what all us gals are fundamentally doing? Playing dress up to get guys or girls to pay attention to us (at least in this city). As much as we tried to work with narrative we just ended picking the best imagery and building the story around the edit. The film is based on Jean Rollins REQUIEM POUR UN VAMPIRE (1971), so for all you film aficionados we are well aware this isn't an original idea. Olivia, Crystal, and I are just paying homage to our love of 1960 psychedelic directors such as Rollin and Alejandro Jodorowsky." source

                                                              Fall 2013 Ready to Wear





I would love to hear what you guys think of Lindsey Thornburg's designs! Which piece is your favorite from her Fall 2013 collection?