In November 2011, the first year fashion students at the American University in the Emirates (AUE) organized a fashion show at Dubai’s Atlantis Hotel. Underwater. The divers swam in the hotel's Ambassador Lagoon sharing the stage with hundreds of different marine life. You can read more about it here.
This really is super progressive and creative. Like.. the sky is not the limit and neither is the sea
It's crazy! We have been seeing a lot of underwater references in the fashion shows and online lately and even Discountuniverse has a whole post about sea punks (read here).I guess it's the whole apprehensiveness about the 2012 end of the world and also talk about how we are nearing the age of the aquarius. Also, I think youths in general are so much more aware about things now through the internet and are starting to be pro-active about their beliefs. I always believe that fashion is a very strong gauge of the culture around it and whatever is affeting society will be shown through clothes.
Aquarius traditionally "rules" electricity, computers, flight, democracy, freedom, humanitarianism, idealists, modernization, astrology, nervous disorders, rebels and rebellion. Other keywords and ideas believed associated with Aquarius are nonconformity, philanthropy, veracity, perseverance, humanity and irresolution. The appearance or elevation in status of many of these Aquarian developments over the last few centuries is considered by many astrologers to indicate the proximity of the Aquarian age. There is no uniform agreement about the relationship of these recent Aquarian developments and the Age of Aquarius. Some astrologers believe that the influence of a New Age is experienced before it arrives because of a cuspal effect or Orb of Influence. Other astrologers believe the appearance of Aquarian developments, indicate the actual arrival of the Age of Aquarius.
I don't know what you think about conspiracy theories and new age talk..
Is it a whole bunch of coincidence or could there be this sub current that is tying up everything that is happening around us... hmmm aliens.
So this is a quick collage of what certain things bring to mind. Seriously though, I should take some time to do a better one, but you get my drift. Sometimes 2 pictures speak 1,000 words better than one.
And finally, an artist that I chanced upon online that goes by the name of Itzel Xoco (like girllllll why are you not famous yet?!) , her work is soooooo amazing. There is nothing you cannot love about it...So much infusion and textures and colour..it's absolutely out of this world. I don't know about you but I would be so much happier walking around a city filled with murals with her artwork than plain grey walls but I guess that may be too much and so..that's really just me.
Her art-work reminds me of a Francesca Lia Block novel illustrated in a neo-print machine. It is mythical, urban, tropical, trippy, swagged out...super loca loca ...judge for yourself.
To sum all of this up, here is some of her work and a link to her website. Check her out and buy some of her prints !! HERE
Keep thinking ;)