When being interviewed about his 2009 collection, which was in collaboration with Target, McQueen stated the following…
“It’s a new era in fashion — there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.”
These wise words have echoed through the minds of designers and shoppers alike for the past decade, marking a new era in fashion filled with increased self-expression and praise for those who do so.
This concept is perfectly exemplified by Iris Apfel’s unique clothing collection, which is comprised of not only priceless & classic pieces, but also stocked with vibrant thrift shop finds. One journal proclaims that Iris has a self-made rule of not paying more than $15 for a pair of jeans. At the same time, her personal collection is comprised of timeless and beautiful pieces from top designers. Iris pairs the two opposites together seamlessly and creates a style that is unparalleled.
“At any given time she can be found wearing a Geoffrey Beene work of genius, or a necklace made out of weird plastic toys and old candy wrappers, or some combination of both.” – Michael Braithwaite, Ironing Board Collective
Take a bit of advice from these two icons, have some fun with your style today.