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Monday, 23 July 2012

Egyptian :Topshop Unique Spring/Summer 2012

Katzme ♥ adores the Egyptian influences.......

The Topshop Unique show for S/S 2012 debuted  its new collection at London Fashion Week in September. The show with Egyptian hieroglyphics layered onto nineties street wear such as baseball caps and visors.

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The Eye catching Egyptian motifs ranging from coiled cobras, suns and stars, the eye of Horus and hieroglyphic text was an aesthetically innovative theme to include in the collection.
The design team revealed that the use of hieroglyphics was a reference to the influence of artist Keith Harring and his childlike form of graffiti.

Motifs were daubed across over-sized hooded tops, dresses in rough textured cotton in gold and black contrasting prints were paraded on the runway, swimwear, trench coats, black leather jackets and panelled dresses ; provided fashion eye candy for spectators. The collection did not skimp on the colour either with black and white outfits often being punctuated by a shot of turquoise or a glimmer of gold sheer fabric.

 The Egyptian influence was combined with nineties street wear and make up to bring the look into the 21st Century.

The Topshop Unique design team derived their influences from Elizabeth Taylor’s portrayal of Cleopatra which explains the gold and bold print detail.

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 Katzme ♥ adores the influence of Elizabeth Taylor from the old movie Cleopatra

Richard Burton, Rex Harrison and Elizabeth Taylor star in one of the greatest screen spectacles ever made - the story of the Queen of the Nile and her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. The film is distinguished by superb performances from Burton and Harrison (nominated for an Oscar), but at its center is Elizabeth Taylor in one of the most glamorous roles of her career. Astounding in scope and grandeur, the picture won Oscars for cinematography, sets and special effects. It's famous moments include moviedom's most flamboyant entrance - Cleopatra's dazzling arrival in Rome. 
Bolstered by a talented supporting cast and utterly stunning backdrops, here is a truly epic portrayal of the woman who conquered two of Rome's greatest soldiers, affected the course of history, and became synonymous with beguiling beauty -
 Cleopatra that  Katzme ♥ adores the opulence and how it effected the collection of Top Shop

This 1963 extravaganza, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, is certainly an epic historical drama with all the elements: elaborate sets, intricate costuming

Katzme ♥ adores........You can see the influences of the opulence- Gold

Katzme    adores Keith Harring style hieroglyphics 
His quite childlike style of graffiti is really something that sums up that era.They combined the childlike graffiti  with the classic Egyptian text. The real black and white element from Harring produced some fantastic black and white outfits.

Glamazons, you know how much Katzme  adores Elizabeth Taylor, so of course we love this gorgeous sweater! And who better to rock it than our contemporary fashion darling, Rihanna?

Katzme    adores how these Designers have been inspired.
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