You may have noticed ModCloth’s recent abundance of peacock and bird fare. We hope you’re as excited as we are!
As you also may have noticed, over the past year or so, designers like Alexander McQueen have been featuring avian accents on their lines, ranging from literal imagery like this dress from Anna Sui to bird-inspired patterns, like this dress from Falguni & Shane. In addition, fashionistas everywhere have been snapped in dresses with feathered hems and accessories (who can forget Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Proenza-Schouler dress at last year’s Oscars?)
In Fall/Winter 2008, we’re still seeing this trend thrive on the runways, but with more and more peacock-specific product. But why?
For starters, bold and iridescent color is a beautiful way to transition from lighter summer fare to autumn’s layered looks with a palette reminiscent of changing foliage. It’s also practical- the peacock spectrum allows for a fluid incorporation of blues, greens, purples, gold, and similar jewel-tones into one ensemble.
We also think the popularity of this trend might have something to do with the spirit of the peacock–exotic, extravagant, confident. Male peacocks flash their pretty plumage in order to attract mates, and this trend allows us to capture some of their flirty flair. What better way to garner a little attention for ourselves than by borrowing the rich patterns and hues of the peacock?
So, how might you work this trend into your outfits? That’s where ModCloth comes in! You can wear our new peacock-inspired accessories with almost anything–which means you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe to capture this style. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Peacock jewelry subtly incorporates exotic flair into an outfit.
Using the jewel-toned tights at Zac Posen’s fall runway show as inspiration, incorporate the shades from the peacock color wheel:
If you’re still feeling a little shy about taking the plumage plunge, try some lingerie. It’ll stay your little secret.
Have any peacock-y ideas of your own? We’d love to hear them!