I love these shirts by Elena Gallen. Her SS2006 collection “Freakshow” features freakish Disney characters like a bearded-lady Snow White and two-headed Bambi. “Irony and minimalism in huge colorful screenprinted basic white t-shirts”.
She also did a pretty cool motion graphics fashion film with Tom Geraedts for her SS2010 collection “Sacred Geometry”;
Drooling Isn’t Shirtless Day One: The Ex’s Shirt
This shirt is special to me because my ex-boyfriend screen printed it himself. I always wear this t-shirt with a great sense of irony; first of all because my ex was a vegan squatter crusty kid, yet he screen printed onto this really nice Levis shirt. Secondly, I almost always wear either leather boots or a leather jacket, and I remember one time running late to class and I was decked out in leather and yet wearing this vegan shirt, and this PETA guy who was flyering said he liked my shirt, despite the abundance of dead cow on my body.
So for me, this shirt is both nostalgic and hilarious. I wear it knowing that if I were still a vegan and I saw some non-vegan kid rocking an “Animal Liberation” tee and a leather jacket, I would be totally scandalized. I am fully aware of the hypocracy, but I think it has a good enough story behind it that I’m happy to wear this shirt out to Rock & Sole for some fish and chips.
Tell me your T-Shirt stories! I’m dead serious, this is the kind of thing I’m really interested in in the fashion world. Do you have an ironic t-shirt story? Continue reading
This shirt makes me so proud to be a London College of Fashion graduate…I need to buy one immediately. Amazing!
If only all schools had such fashionable shirts…I don’t think I ever even bought a San Francisco State University one (purple green and gold…seriously?)
P.S. The bit at the end says “London College of Fashion”, in case its too small to read.
“A tee shirt can be,
So much more than a tee shirt.
Blood is the New Black”.
Ha the title’s from a Young Jeezy song. Anyway…the recession is hitting every body hard these days, so I decided to post some realistic ways of being fashionable. I started a new category called “recessionista”, and I’ll try to post at least once a week either DIY fashion projects or links to affordable fashion.
Today I thought I’d post a super easy craft project. I found this $71 shirt at chickdowntown, and my initial reaction was “Cute shape, thats a creative idea but why the heck is it 70 bucks?”. So I made my own, and it seriously took like 3 minutes.
It’s incredibly easy:
Step 1: Find an old shirt. Use a v-neck if you want it to look like this one, or just use any t-shirt that needs spicing up. I’m using a Rob Zombie shirt that I don’t wear very often. I cut the neck to look like a wide v-neck, just cuz.
Step 2: Hack it up! Just cut the sleeves off and keep cutting down the side, leaving only a few inches at the bottom so the front and back of the shirt are still connected.
Step 3: Using the cloth you cut off, snip a 2 inch wide strip of cloth, and tie it around the back side of the shirt. I sewed the tie on so that it wouldn’t slide around.
Step 4: For a more finished look, fold over the edges and sew them down. I just left my edges raw because its more fun. To change this look up a little, you could slide the knot toward the bottom of the shirt or use a contrasting fabric for the knot. This shape looks cute with a tube top underneath.
Voila! Would you wear this or does it look like a total hack job?