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FASHION FAIL / April 26 2012 11:20 AM

INDIE REWIND: 10 Trends Americans Have Run into the Ground

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When it comes to fashion, America has a checkered history of following trends. Sure, there have been the good — the Brit-Mod 60s, the wrap-dress 70s, the coke-bag 80s — but for every Mondrian shift there’s a Juicy Couture tracksuit. Whether imported or homegrown, these trends have created a blight on American fashion. By pointing them out FashionIndie hopes to do our patriotic duty to right the sartorial wrongs of our fore-mothers and fathers and build a better, fiercer future for the children. WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!

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FASHION FAIL / March 21 2012 4:06 PM

Christopher Kane! How Could You Let These Shoes Happen??

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This is severely disappointing. Upon horrified sight of this on, reactions heard ’round  the FashionIndie office ranged, “Are those Crocs?” “Oh. God. No!” “Chistopher Kane?!” “Did he collab with Aerosoles or something?” I personally got surges of orthopedic, walker-bound, going to play bridge at the senior home, fused with those sandals you wore to the water park as a child, mixed with 90s dyed-to-match Bat Mitzvah shoes. C’mon, Chris, you can do better than that. Now just guess how much they go for. 

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FASHION FAIL / November 14 2011 2:09 PM

Black in Black: Lululemon’s Questionably Racist Catalog

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Active wear brand Lululemon specializes in yoga clothes, running gear and apparently unintended racism. Their Pacific Run Long Sleeve shirt — “the ideal road run companion” — comes in five colors, all of which are modeled by the same, white male model. That is, all but one. Inexplicably, but I guess rather fittingly, the black version of the Pacific Run Long Sleeve is modeled by a black model, whose junk — also inexplicably — is on major display.

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Beyonce Still Slumming It for House of Dereon

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Poor Beyoncé. On the heels of announcing her pregnancy in true diva style — dramatically and with a tossed microphone — she’s back helping mom Tina Knowles on that blight on fashion’s facade fashion line House of Deréon*. One  minute you’re woman-handling two hyenas in  Givenchy Haute Couture, the next you’re in a snakeskin-print jumper because your mom paid for voice/dance/tranny heel lessons 40 years ago.

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