Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fashion as Super Bowl Prediction?

Well, if an octopus can predict the World Series, why not? (Disclaimer: I am a huge, and very serious sports fan,  and fully acknowledge that fashion is not a valid factor in predicting the Super Bowl outcome, this is purely for fun!).

If we're looking at fashion, today's match-up should be a tight one which could go either way. Initial indications based on the use of color favor Pittsburgh. Green Bay's green and "taxicab gold" are tricky colors to pull off simultaneously, and both designers and people on the street tend to shy away from the combination. Pittsburgh's black and gold combination, on the other hand, is a perennial favorite.

Selections from Gucci's Spring 2008 collection (Milan Fashion Week)

However, if we look closer at the fashion history of these two cities, the tables seem to turn in favor of Green Bay. Michigan has produced one of the top American designers, Anna Sui, while Pennsylvania has yet to produce a true icon in the world of fashion design, giving Michigan the proven record in high stakes situations.

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[Images from Style.com]
Selections from Anna Sui's Spring 2011 RTW collection (New York Fashion Week)


But don't count out momentum! When it comes to developing the future of fashion, Pittsburgh may be making the type of big plays necessary to take the game. This past fall, the city held its first fashion week and plans are underway for an event in 2011. At this rate, Pittsburgh's event may become a staple in the fashion scene, giving it definite dynasty potential.


 
Pieces from MJ Whalen and Zang Toi's spring 2011 collections
which were shown at Pittsburgh's inaugural fashion week.



So there you have it. Fashion seems to be favoring the Steelers in tonight's big game, but either way it will be a close one. So sit back and enjoy the game, and for fellow Redskins fans out there, hopefully soon I'll be able to feature the burgundy and gold!



GET THE LOOK: AN AMERICAN FOOTBALL


Having some more fun with today's look, here are some football inspired high fashion items. Incidentally, it's kick off time, so enjoy the game and see you back here tomorrow!


white lace top-lily lace top brown leather shorts-premium brown leather ruched front shorts
 Agate Pendant Necklace white leather shoes-lamb black perforated leather gais cuffed lace up booties

Lily Lace Top by BCBG Max Azria $148
Premium Brown Leather Ruched Front Shorts from Top Shop $135
L.A.M.B. Perforated leather 'Gais' cuffed lace-up from Bluefly $186
Agate Pendant Necklace by Mrs Robinson's Affair $56

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