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Geriatric Couture

Seniors become the anti-fashion inspiration for young people

Implications - Geriatric-inspired fashion is gaining ground in both personal and runway style. Looking to their grandparent’s closets, young people are finding madcap prints, old-school crochet and excessive embroidery à la mode. By remixing what was previously considered bland, the modern granny style can be considered anti-fashion for those looking to rebel against more trendy ensembles.
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Arts & Crafts Fashion
Arts & Crafts Fashion
The Fashion156 Juxtaposed Issue is a Bricolage of DIY-Looking Clothes
If you're going to take in one thing from the Fashion156 Juxtaposed issue women's editorial, make sure that, looking to your eccentric grandma, it's colorful socks paired with heels. The Fashion156 Juxtaposed… MORE
Graffitied Pictorials
Graffitied Pictorials
The ‘Corto' Amica Italy July 2010 Spread is Sprayed with Class
The ‘Corto’ Amica Italy July 2010 fashion photography shoot juxtaposes high-class model Suzie Bird posing in prim and proper ensembles with graffitied streets. Stylist Christina Bernezzo chose tailored… MORE
Luxury Grandma Totes
Luxury Grandma Totes
The Embroidered Fendi Spring/Summer 2010 Handbags
Fendi is known for its hot and coveted ‘It’ bags. There was the Fendi Spy and then the B Fendi and now comes the skin and embroidered purse that looks fit for grandma. The collection of Fendi Spring/Summer… MORE
Granny Prepster Looks
Granny Prepster Looks
United Bamboo Resort 2011 is a Medley of Smart Ensembles
The United Bamboo Resort 2011 collection is a medley of smart ensembles that mix-and-match grandma-inspired patterns, prepster tailoring and an overall independent artist frame of mind. The collection… MORE
Romantic Sport Fashion
Romantic Sport Fashion
Vogue Korea April 2010 Takes it Back to the '50s
Vogue Korea April 2010 has captured the spirit of spring in an editorial called 'Will you Date Me?,' which is taken in a field of blossoming white flowers. Models Han Hye-jin & Kim Won-kyoung showed off… MORE
Mad Lady Pictorials
Mad Lady Pictorials
The Ones2Watch 'Le Fous' Fashion Editorial by Axl Jansen
The Ones2Watch 'Le Fous' editorial channels mad lady couture in the editorial shot by Axl Jansen. Stylist Reben Debuck chose pieces exclusively by Dries Van Noten to create the ultimate fashion photo shoot… MORE
Designer Granny Panties
Designer Granny Panties
The Alexander Wang Underwear Collection
The Alexander Wang underwear range is out and it is decidedly sporty. The collection features many a sport bra, including crew-neck versions, a deep V-neck and a one-shoulder style, all with wide cotton… MORE
Vintage Granny Fashiontography
Vintage Granny Fashiontography
The Camille Bidault-Waddington AnOther Magazine Debut
The Camille Bidault-Waddington Another magazine Spring/Summer 2010 fashion shoot is the stylist's debut photography project for the magazine. Model Ursina Gysi stands out in a granny-chic apartment of… MORE
Madcap Mixed Prints
Madcap Mixed Prints
The Balenciaga Resort 2011 Collection is Grandma Meets Club Kid
The Balenciaga Resort 2011 collection is a mishmash of variety. However, the collection kept its cohesiveness by channeling grandma prints and neon hues. Think old lady Hamptons-chic meets club kid. It's… MORE
Psychedelic Granny Booties
Psychedelic Granny Booties
Multi-Colored High Heels by Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem
Fashion designers and accessories designers often collaborate on collections. So, it's no wonder that one of the world's most in-demand, UK-based shoe designers would be popping up on the runway at London… MORE
Cross-Stitched Rap
Cross-Stitched Rap
The Run DMC 'My Adidas' Cross Stitch is a Mix of Funk and Old
This ain't your grandma's cross stitch. The RUN DMC 'My Adidas' cross stitch is ill. 'DefiantDamsel' on Etsy is the maker of these one-of-a-kind cross stitch creations. Not a fan of the classic RUN DMC… MORE
Cross-Stitched Cufflinks
Cross-Stitched Cufflinks
New Lanvin Cufflinks Must be Paired With Confidence
Are you looking to rock some Lanvin cufflinks in the near future, but aren't sure which kind you want to have adorning your wrist? Gold is too flashy and for some reason, you are allergic to silver. Well,… MORE

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