January 10, 2011

o sisters let's go down

Girl by Band of Outsiders' Spring 2011 collection made the down-to-earth and simple seem otherworldly. The fabrics were light and airy, the nature-inspired prints barely there in shades of pale green and brown, and when draped in a style slightly Grecian, evoked the mood of a kind of Atlantis. It all reminded me a bit of this clip from O Brother Where Art Thou. The water, the trees, using that nature environment to get somewhere kind of spiritual and immortal...

This being Band of Outsiders' first Girl collection, and having to strongly differentiate it from Boy and Man, Scott Sternberg was aiming for the ultra-feminine. He left behind the pink and frills often associated with girliness and went for a very stripped-down and bare version. Also, Girl? Man? Boy? I am now waiting for Pet and Grandma and Second Cousin's Hairdresser's Roommate's Niece's Cat's Original Owner.
So ethereal and pretty and misty. Seeing that the brand could go in a direction opposite of preppy was the most exciting to me, but the women's clothing for Boy were also great. Perfect summer camp vibes. The shoes! Someone somewhere on eBay has to have a really weird club kid version of Teva sandals, right?


86 comments:

Jess said...

love the white pieces, and that dress in the last picture. ooh la la.

Care said...

I want those white pantaloonies!

Melissa said...

I'm digging the last pair of sandals.

-melissa

Michelle said...

very cute outfits:)

S.D. said...

Oooh, so nice!

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Oh wow, what a mood!

Riot Nrrd said...

It's like the perfect combination of girl goddess, old-timey underwear, not-so-virginal vestal virgins, and angel girl. Have you read Girl Goddess by Francesca Lia Block? Also reminds me of that.

eat me said...

Wow, the first garments look so delicate, airy and free. Now the second batch just looks like fun.

My Heart Blogged said...

Wow, the designs are impressive. The first picture is almost angelic with the lighting. My favorite is actually the shorts. They are so delicate, and would be perfect for an underwater editorial. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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brodie said...

I will be sorely disappointed if these models (especially those in the photo right below the embedded video) don't have "trip <3" written on their underwear.

Larissa said...

i love the collection! i'd wear every single piece!
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Fluorescent Adolescent said...

These pieces are beautiful. xx

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Miss Jazz Ash said...

just reading the heading i knew what the clothes were going to look like
all white collections are always so dreamy
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jamee dyches. said...

LOVE the shoes. Flat platforms are my favorite trend in...forever. Literally.

Aura + Vera said...

Oh brother! Great film :)

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Penny Dreadful said...

Hi Tavi - I hadn't heard of this label, what a wonderful collection (and it really is like the scene from BWAT).

Thought you might be interested to know that the company behind Teva sandals also manufacture Ugg Australia brand ugg boots. As a business I think their behaviour is pretty unethical, I did some research and wrote about it on my blog here in case you are interested:

http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/2011/01/ugg-boots-history-and-scandal.html

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kaša said...

great materials and looks, but what about the shoulder bones of the skinny girl on the second picture? :/ it makes me sad, I have a friend who drove through hell in order to look like a model.

Luca said...

Beautiful!
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nancy inspiration said...

I like pink-black-grey sweater. Good collection.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous. i love how a lot of things are sheer, but then there are block colours/patterns as well x

Sasssquatch said...

wow oh wow this collection is simply to die for!
I love those bloomers and the rare beauty of the garments themselves

they did an outstanding job!

fashiondevotion said...

Loving this simplicity here. That dress and those shorts are absolutely perfect xxx

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"this fashion lark." said...

Weirdly I thought of that exact scene in O Brother Where Art Thou after seeing the first few pictures! Very fitting indeed x

boyunSO said...

GREAT post and photos as usuall, tavi ^^

Sascha said...

Love this collection. So ethereal and pretty.

Georgie Lowen said...

All of those garments are stunning! Love the collections!

Georgie
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barbara.design said...

Gostei da coleção toda! Amei a textura do tecido, e arquitetura do conjunto. meu deu muito inspiração. beijo

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Rafael Franco said...

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Great pictures. Awesome outfit! The dresses are amazing.


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Lee said...

It's times like this I wish I wasn't a poor student. I want/ Love/ need those shoes... =]

ada said...

reminds me on the old greek :)

coldclove said...

LOVELY! I want those sandals! Amazing collection!


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ana cous cous said...

wow, tavi... i hope you are aware of how talented you are! SERIOUSLY! whoever denies this, is jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous!!!
sorry for creeping you out xD
bisous

ana cous cous said...

what i mean is that, when i see that collection i think it's cute but when i read what you wrote... i'm actually amazed. you're amazing

Jade said...

beautiful and natural, i love the second dress! x

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Bárbara Roberta said...

bem simples, é o que há Tavi. =)

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Nolita said...

Everything looks like spring! Love it!


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Caddy said...

Me likey! Especially those white eyelet shorts with the rolled up hems.

Yajaira said...

love the creamy whites for spring! i think it looks fresh!

jessica said...

i want more of these shoes!!!

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Amelie said...

The white pieces are so simple, but I see a divinity quality to them, as well (sort of like what I imagine the sirens to wear - like the women in the water in O Brother). The one-shoulder dress is beautiful. Though it looks a bit sheer; it probably wouldn't be good fit for the workplace.

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Ruby And Siel said...

Beautiful !

Fashionably Drugged said...

Gorgeous collection. Loving the colours!



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Cara said...

I love this style
It's so whimsical.


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Rodrigo Pineapple said...

nice photos, love the sweaters and the shoes♥

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Dagmarette Yen said...

very ethereal and beautiful. And then the camp style, all reminds me of being in the mountains. well done Band of Outsiders, and interesting take on your womens line.

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Sara and Emma said...

Love this. Especially the sunnies. I bought a green silk blouse today and I REALLY need sunnies like these to wear with it. *sigh*
xoxo/Sara

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Bailey Faye said...

Oooo great for spring. And I love the reference to O Brother Where Art Thou :]

I have a cream slip dress that's a lot like the dress on the model in the middle of the first pic. Hmm..I haven't worn it in a while :p

-Bailey Faye, To The 9's

audpoorslob said...

wow those girls are thin.

lillyrose said...

this really reminds me of the siren song in O Brother Where Art Thou as well. the ferns and misty light and wispy clothing...

Rar Traum said...

wonderful! shoes, fog and palms... god it's so good

K[usa]m Jai said...

Almost...

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Βίκυ said...

clap clap @audpoorslob

at last someone noticed!

the outfits are cool and all but do these girls look like sticks or what

My Little Frame said...

I love that post and the reference to O Brother Where Art Thou, I really love the outfits and inspiration!!!
xx

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Sophia said...

Very virginesque and innocent, love it. Apart from the models, they are as skinny as hell! I'd like to feed them 3 big macs and see them not throw up.

Sophia said...

Very virginesque and innocent, love it. Apart from the models, they are as skinny as hell! I'd like to feed them 3 big macs and see them not throw up.

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Fashion Nerd said...

wOw amazing this is perfect for spring http://joannafashionnerd.blogspot.com/

Cailin´s Place said...

Great clothes for spring!love the whithe!wonderful!Kisses from Spain!

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bassetsdrool said...

I usually don't fret about thin models but the shoulder of the girl in the off-the-shoulder dress is very troubling. With the concern in the industry why would that be the shoulder they want to highlight!? So very thin and IMO not attractive.

Claire said...

Really really gorgeous collection. I love how dreamy and fairy like it is.

Phoebedeirdra said...

i love the band of outsiders one shoulder tops and the last set op pics. at first i didnt get the o brother where art thou collection but then i remembered that scene!

brightlightsbigcity said...

the dresses are beautiful but my favorite looks were the ones with quirky pops of color.

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Terri said...

the sandals--too good.

Heart Charlie said...

I love the collection, the sheer looks are a great, now I wish it was spring :)

babyproductos said...

Great collection but the models seems like a stick to me. They need to eat more. Don´t you think?

gasbombgirl said...

inspiring collection

Carnivorous Seaweed said...

I think this collection is what happened when the lisbon sisters came back from the dead at the party in the end scenes with the glitter gas masks. Heart the asymmetry and play with different delicate cloths.

fashionelle said...

i'm obsessing over those bloomers !!!
i have been working on my own bloomers design for a couple months, haven't gotten it this perfect yet. love.

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Hannah said...

oooh lovely! :)

love this kind of fabric

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Engreida said...

There's so much you can do with white cotton! Love it!

La Petite Marmoset said...

The flat platform sandals are such a nice mix up!

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Steph J said...

It's hard to focus on the clothes when all I can think of is making all those girls some sandwiches! This shot http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5345317942_4ddaec6088_b.jpg especially makes me want to bust out he peanut butter and jelly.

Note: this is not a reflection on you, Tavi, but the people who choose super duper young models with all their bones showing. I realize that some girls just like some boys go through crazy metabolism spurts and look like that normally, but it being on "film" and in fashion worries me that it is giving the wrong impression about ideal body types.

Now go clean your room!

/done momming for the night

derek said...

i love the patch work on that one dress next to the shorts!

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Tess said...

O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU REFERENCES. DAY MADE.

Addicted to all things Beautiful said...

I adore some of your postings, but I am a bit baffled with your style. I don't quite understand why Prada sends a quirky little girl samples of their line??? I'm not getting it??? Your style seems that of a child that maybe wears a lot of hand me downs? It's not an attractive style or anything that someone would want to take inspiration from, in my opinion of course.

cancercowboy said...

not my cup of tea. the models look like priestesses waiting for the whip, or like "actresses" from one of David Hamilton's movies. if they were aiming for some sort of soft focus lens erotic they kinda slathered, i think.