Tuesday, August 5, 2008

All The Rage

Interesting fashion tid bit...

My friend Val recently sent me a journalist query from the New York Times requesting a PR person to find an adult who wears fashion and designer bandages as accessories (meaning even if they don't have a cut). The request got me thinking - is this for real? Are there really people out there who are taking bandages and putting them on their face, arms and legs because they think it's "cool?" I had to get to the bottom of this.

As it turns out, fashion bandages are all the rage in Japan. And it's not just colored band-aids that are making a statement. Some girls have been photographed sashaying down the street with random eye bandages (think Captain Hook) strapped around their heads.

As you'll notice in the photo above, Japanese women are actually going as far as wearing different color leg casts to make a statement.

I'm praying to god that this doesn't catch on in the U.S., I can't imagine that leg casts are slimming, and i look horrible in white gauze. :)

I'd welcome your thoughts on this trend....


Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I remember when we wore bandaids on our clothes. It was in middle school. Where we got the idea, I don't know! Where do these trends come from?

Anne V.

Val said...

That trend definitely didn't make it to Southeast Michigan. We were just decked out, head-to-toe in Adidas.

Style Junkie: I assume you'll be coming out with a "what to wear" for next season. I'd love to know what kind of bags are hot for fall.

stylejunkie said...

Hi Ladies -

I have to agree with you both - the whole bandage trend is really weird. No way would this last in Michigan!

Val - I will be putting together a style guide for fall! I'll also be commenting on the fall runway looks through the GR Press/New Black Style Squad. Stay Tuned!