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Fashion Trend: Large Buttons

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

 


Marc Jacobs – Post-Mod Pockets

Marc Jacobs - Post-Mod Pockets

Marc Jacobs – Post-Mod Pockets

We see a connection between this Marc Jacobs dress for his Spring 2015 collection

and our featuring pockets as signs of signs of the mod 60s

Postmodern in the spirit of Robert Venturi’s decorated shed.

 

Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 Collection -- use of pockets as signs, postmodern fashion

Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 Collection — use of pockets as signs, postmodern fashion

 

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Post-Mod ® Racerback by Beaks of Eagles

Post-Mod ® Racerback by Beaks of Eagles

Post-Mod ® Shirtdress by Beaks of Eagles -- with Mod Pockets

Post-Mod ® Shirtdress by Beaks of Eagles — with Mod Pockets

Post-Mod ® Racerback by Beaks of Eagles

Post-Mod ® Racerback by Beaks of Eagles