It's no secret that fringe is the new black. Especially during festival season + the sweltering heat of summer. Dance dance dance and fringe will sway sway sway with you. A lot of the past few year's fashion trends have been nods to the 90s. Micro florals, combat boots + now brightly adorned shorts -- the more outlandish, the better (that's pretty much a general rule for my whole wardrobe anyway).
So, when we found these awesome fringe striped shorts from Jeremy Scott in the March 2012 issue of Nylon magazine we couldn't help but think of the real deal, early 90's Moschino fuchsia leather shorts we currently have for sale.
Fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez delivered hard bodied beauties to the canvas as if they had been drenched in latin libido, dropped from the talons of a tropical toucan and danced at an all night disco. Cobalt, luscious reds, fantastical fuchsias and violets, his heavy handed, technicolor-palette could only be upstaged by the figures that confined them, visually splashing throughout Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Elle throughout the 70's and across advertisements for Missoni, Norma Kamali + Oscar De La Renta.
He drops the brush but still shows his painterly pizzazz in the new book of candid photos, Instamatics, revealing all the fantastical mayhem of his real life. Nights watching Grace Jones and Jerry Hall (whom he lived with in Paris + discovered) perform cabaret acts, smoke-filled dance floors at dawn + the energy of YSL's design studio in 1983. He was able to capture, in drawings, milliseconds of sizzling sexuality within his mystical, party-driven life.
Instamatics is a photographic peek inside Lopez's world and reveals, in never before published polaroids, the wild inspiration from which he drew. Unbelievable moments of a glamazon Hall, Karl Lagerfeld sipping coke and plenty of naughty nudes.
An archive of an artist, the book inspires us to rock our most disco derived designs. Here are a few pieces that look as if they stepped out of one of his sketches.