Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tied to Tradition

This is a traditional Koren hanbok. Isn't it lovely?

Ever since Sandra Oh wore her modern interpretation to the SAG awards, I've been seeing more and more single-sided bows incorporated into accessories.

Some of the early detractors (I'm assuming before they knew it was an homage to a traditional dress) were not fond of her dress and the "boob bow". But from what I can see many of the big designers were not in this camp (nor was WendyB for sure, she loves a good boob and butt bow).

Check out these smashing Louboutins in fabulous green.

And Valentino was obsessed with this bow. He has a good five pairs on Bergdorfs with it.

I'd like to think that designers are mining the beauty of traditional ethnic dress for inspiration. This way they can be adapted, educate people and live on into the future.


WendyB said...

Those last two sentences of yours really frame the whole issue nicely. I love the picture of Sandra laughing. She looks so happy!

Princess Poochie said...

Thanks Wendy!

I thought it was a lovely dress and looked good on her.