Wilde Lines Create Harmony
Oscar Wilde inspired people everywhere with his self-expression, his non-conformist attitude which dared to be different, and his love for being himself. Wilde Vertigga, a new fashion line designed in Italy, gets its inspiration from his rebellious attitude and his bold character.
It’s queer, gender-neutral, androgynous and a freestanding way to glorify asymmetry and non-straight aesthetics. Everything in this line is asymmetrical, including a pair of boots where one is a shoe and one is a boot – these boots redefine the meaning of a “perfect pair.” A shoe and a boot, all in one: both are totally asymmetric, wearing them creates a diagonal line, redefining normal standards. This is just one thoughtful piece in this gender inclusive clothing line collection that redefines the way we see things.
The line shows color palettes of blue and yellow, and grey and orange. See-through shirts, unisex dresses, suits with shiny jackets and gender-neutral coats with asymmetric cuts. The rebel jacket is one of the hottest pieces for this season. It’s unisex and midnight blue, a stray away from the usual black. It’s a mix of velvet, dots and a cacophony of textures. It’s inspired by modern architecture and the sleeve pocket happens to be the best hideaway for essentials.
“There is no reason to keep old rules in a new world. Our fashion line maintains harmony and beauty in its total look. Our customers are easily identified as trend leaders, rebels that do not compromise self expression in the way that they dress.”
– CEO and Founder, Lior Reitblatt
Just what were the designers thinking?
Romi Faylo, 29, is an openly gay fashionista who grabs his inspiration from the Far East, essentially central Asia with a mix of Western fashion. His inspiration for fashion and love of life comes from inspiration of 80’s Harlem during the time that voguing emerged.
“Fashion is a tool that lets you be whoever you want. I look back at the 80’s and get so much inspiration thinking about subcultures and about how the vogue movement really gave people their freedom of expression. How people who had to hustle, found a way to dance and express themselves and dress up in drag or however they wanted, and how to really create a movement in fashion. This inspires me every day. Movies like “Paris Is Burning” fascinate me. All of it engulfs me with inspiration.”
Sharon Ezra, 31, has spent the last six years in Italy working for high fashion brands such as Fendi, Etro, Prada, and Costume National as a designer and a collection planner as well as managing the manufacturing. She is fascinated by the philosophy of fashion trends, literature (especially Oscar Wilde), Japanese street fashion, and wabi-sabi as a state of design. The acceptance of imperfection is key in her mind.
“Don’t just buy another white tee or pair of basic jeans, buy something that makes a statement, keep your individualism wild and kicking.”
The whole Wilde Vertigga line is about being bold, and avoiding “straight” lines. Or as Oscar Wilde put it : Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Check out the entire line at Wilde Vertigga and get 20% off when you use the code PROWDR at check out!
Keren Brown is a lifestyle, food and fashion writer and the author of the Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle. Her work can be found in Time Out, Eater and Saveur. She has been featured as “Martha Stewart’s “Doer of the Week” and featured in Sunset Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and just about all of the Seattle news outlets including, The Seattle Times, Seattlest, and The Puget Sound Business Journal. You can find her on Instagram @franticfoodie, Twitter @franticfoodie and Pinterest @franticfoodie.
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