Sunday, June 22, 2008

Superhero it catching on?

Image from May issue of Vogue.

The superhero trend has been featured in magazines (Vogue and Nylon to name a few) and designer collections (ie. Luella's Spring 2008 RTW) for a few months now.

The May issue of Vogue featured Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha playing the role of the superhero, in honour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" exhibition. The Met also held its annual ball back in May with this same theme.

However, it seemed that many of the stars ignored the dress code, and just wore designer duds baring no resemblance or homage to superheroes at all.

Is this the reason why the superhero trend hasn't caught on? Although comic-book inspired threads have been featured everywhere, I have yet to see anyone wear it on the streets! Will this trend define us as fashionistas, or simply just make us look like die-hard comic-book fans?

Nonetheless, if you still want to try it out, check out Topshop's latest Super Heroes collection, featuring a sequined lightning bolt skirt, star-print rainboots, and of course, Superman undies.

What do you think of the Superhero trend? Would you wear it?

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