Saturday, September 8, 2012

A "kitsch look" what does it mean?

The word "kitsch" is actually a german word, which represent a form of art mostly "tasteless", as often described. Most of the people use massive objects and make them look "cheap".

This term started in Munich between the 1860's-1870's. As you can observe "kitsch" in English would be translated as "sketch" (for example: paintings). It's an idea that represent something.

What I am trying to explain is that a "kitsch look" would be a form of art, that looks mostly messy but fancy at the same time. Like an unfinished product that still have that beautiful look.

Enough about the writings more about the explanation through the pictures

[google image]

This look goes more for a "catch eye" look. It's all about bright colors, mix colors and crazy looks. Some can be extreme some discrete (rare). How can you not perceive when someone dresses up like this?!


One nation known for that type of style are the Japanese. Traveling there and seeing their audacity being put into fashion gave me chills. And I admire them for that.

 [magazine Vogue Japan fall / winter 2012-2013]

Kitsch can be extravaganza. You will see all kind of fantasy prints. It's all about putting your creativity into it and not care what other people think.

Madonna would be a great example for it. She made a strong impact in the 90's as well, where you would see women in pink fluo leggings with yellow neon t-shirts. Let's not forget it's still in vogue as of right now. Proof?

Well with this new artist Rita Ora who is the perfect example.

I am done here with the history. Guys remember you don't want this season, meaning fall to be boring, make yourself shine from the rest of the crowd.

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