Uncanny X-Force week continues as we ask ourselves one of our favorite questions: What Would Cluster Wear? The colour palette here was obvious and simple: white and black. And, for the first time on White Hot Room, there’s also a limited number of designers involved: Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta, and Chanel (because there must be at least one French designer involved, no?)
We’ll start off with this look by Proenza Schouler.
Chanel seems to have this outerwear category locked up.
We’re continuing our celebration of Widow Week with the question we always like to ask here at White Hot Room: Would Would Black Widow Wear? But first! Black Widow #1 is out in comic stores everywhere and available for digital purchase today so go get yourself a copy and read it! We’ll wait.
Read it? Enjoyed it? Drooled over Phil Noto’s art? Okay, good.
A former Russian super spy and now a staple member of the Avengers, the Black Widow is a lady that you remember (unless, of course, she doesn’t want you too.) Gorgeous and lethal, no one rocks black quite like Natasha Romanova. Elegant would be a good word here.
We’ll start off with this fantastic jacket by Atelier Versace.
If there’s one thing that a top notch spy has a lot of in her wardrobe, it’s elegant little black dresses and Natasha definitely has those in spades. Either of these Oscar de la Renta dresses might make an appearance in her closet. (It’s definitely the addition of the black leather gloves to the dress on the left that sell the entire look as Nat!)
Ever wonder what your favourite Star Wars characters might wear if they dressed in our planet’s high fashion looks? Yeah, us too. For this little miniseries, we’ve taken a prominent group in the Star Wars universe and looked through the Pre-Fall 2013 styles to see what those characters might wear. Next up are the residents of the planet of Alderaan!
Despite being the homeworld of some of the Rebellion’s leaders, Alderaan was a peaceful planet and a beautiful one at that. (Tarkin is the ACTUAL WORST for blowing it up.) Unfortunately, we don’t get tons of examples of Alderaanian fashion in the films. The most we get are Leia’s outfits in A New Hope and Bail Organa (and his staff) and Queen Breha in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Their outfits tend to be either fairly structured or more flowing. (Compare Bail’s Senator jackets with Leia’s Senatorial dress to see what I mean.) With this and a colour palette of greys, blues, and white in mind, I found a nice range of Pre-Fall looks that could easily appeal to the more stylish Alderaanians if they were on our planet.
We’ll start out with some more casual yet vaguely professional looks. I hesitate to call some of this business casual, although this is Alderaan we’re talking about so this could potentially fly for them. Check out these looks from Prabal Gurung, BCBG, and Misha Nonoo.
Temperly London also puts forth a look that could fall into the Alderaanian business casual category, but the use of print makes it stand out from the other looks. This is something that an Alderaanian who wants to dress more outside the norm, while still looking respectable, might add to their closet:
If nothing else, Alderaanians, just like the Naboo, know how to dress up pretty snazzy when the time comes. The scarf and soft colours of the first dress by Talbot Runhof could be a definite choice. Peplums would likely be one trend that would catch on there, especially when combined with lace like in this second Reem Acra dress. Add in this colour blocked and floral dress by Carolina Herrera and you’ve got a trio of dresses that can likely fit the dressy needs of most Alderaanian ladies.
Fashion Week throughout the world has come and gone and left us with dozens of collections to look at with longing and wishes that our wallets held more money than they do. Even though Avengers vs X-men ended in a less than ideal way for Emma Frost, I bet she still kept an eye on Fashion Week in Paris, Milan, London, and New York. She might be in more than just a spot of trouble but here are a few looks from the 2013 Spring/Summer Ready to Wear Collections that just might have found their way into her closet.
A good number of the pieces from the Balenciaga 2013 S/S collection look like they just might be up Miss Frost’s alley. In fact, I’d be shocked if she didn’t already have the top in the first image in her closet already. The subtle X shape makes me inclined to say that the top could very well have been inspired by her. While Emma’s fashion trademark is obviously that she wears all white, I could see her being drawn to both of the outfits on the left or even just simply taking the white top from one and the white skirt from the other.