Modpunk ® – racerback with signs of mod and punk

2015 Trends : Couture Mod vs Modpunk®

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Below are three collage that highlight the difference between couture designers and Beaks of Eagles when it comes to such trim as grommets, pockets, and large 2″inch buttons.

For couture, trim is decoration.

For us, there are “signs” — signs of punk, signs of goth, signs of mod.

2015 Trends Big Buttons Couture vs Beaks

2015 Grommet Trends Couture vs Beaks


Fashion Trend: Emo 20 Years Later

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What does an Emo look like 20 year later?  Still the dark hair over one eye, but no coloring.

More natural, modish.  And still loving My Chemical Romance and Jimmy Eat World.

Emo Look 2015

Emo Look 2015

Fashion Trend 2015: Exposed Zipper to Nowhere

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So Post-Mod — sign without significance

Fashion Trend 2015: Exposed Zipper to No Where

Post-Mod® Exposed Zipper to Nowhere

Post-Mod® Exposed Zipper to Nowhere

Modpunk zipper to nowhere -- signs without significance

Modpunk zipper to nowhere — signs without significance

Fashion Trend: Grommets and Eyelets

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Some of favorite edgy designers — Proenza Schouler and Thierry Mugler — feature dresses with industrial grommets or more fashionably, eyelets.

This 2015 fashion trend fits into our Modpunk ® aesthetic — “the signs of punk, the geometry of mod”

Thierry Mugler Eyelet Dress

Thierry Mugler Eyelet Dress

Modpunk® by Beaks of Eagles – Eyelet Dress

Modpunk ® – the geometry of mod, the signs of punk


Fashion Trend: Large Buttons

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The September issue of W Magazine has a short blurb on recent interest of buttons in fashion as evidenced by their prominence in a number of recent collections and an early 2015 exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris on the history of the use of buttons in fashion from pure function to pure decoration.  A NYT blog post has a great listing of the use of buttons by various designers,

…. In the 1950s, buttons emphasized the cut of the female silhouette, as exemplified by a Christian Dior red wool dress with a fetching double column of black buttons down the back. Courrèges used buttons graphically; Yves Saint Laurent used them as embellishment; and Mademoiselle Chanel had a firmly pragmatic design strategy: “No buttons without buttonholes.”                                                                                 

As those who have follow our blog posts, our fashion muse is the postmodern architect Robert Venturi.  His “decorated shed” aesthetic used decorations as efficient signs.

We have several pieces that references the great 60s designer Courreges who often used double rows of large buttons, sometimes functional, sometime not.

We use  2″ buttons, no less, as signs of Courreges.

Post-Mod - reference to Courreges

Post-Mod – reference to Courreges