Monday, 21 May 2018

IF I WAS STYLING THE SPICE GIRLS REUNION:


With 90's fashion being one of the leading trends at the moment, I thought about no-one other than the Spice Girls as the most prominent fashion icons of the era. When I was sat thinking about this I came up with a cool idea of writing a blog post on what I would style the girls in today if they were to reunite (which is always an ongoing conversation between their loyal fans.)  It wasn't as difficult as I thought, with their trade mark characteristics, I was instantly able to connect a spice to a brand. 


BABY SPICE: CHANEL 


The instant thought when it comes to Baby Spice is pastel tones. With that, Chanel was the first brand to pop into my mind. Baby Spice was also known for her statement platform knee high boots which are replicated in the Chanel show. Even the length and cut of the dresses in the Chanel show are so similar to what Emma Bunton was rocking back in the 90s and I just feel as though these Chanel looks are the 90's revamp of Baby Spice. 


GINGER SPICE: DOLCE AND GABANNA 


Ginger Spice was the show girl. Glitz, glamour, sparkle and bold prints were what made her recognisable. Dolce and Gabanna, Moschino and Balmain were the first brands that I thought of but I just feel that D&G topped the other brands with it's showgirl aesthetic. Geri was all about legs and these dresses above really show them off. 


POSH SPICE: ALEXANDER WANG


Now we all know very well that if the Spice Girls really were to reunite than there is no way that Posh Spice would wear anything other than Victoria Beckham. The Queen of self promotion. However I do think that these looks are so blatantly referring to the LBD which Victoria has made iconic. The blazer detailing would be a perfect way to showcase the posh element and the slip dress is a direct reference to the 90s, the era in which the Spice Girls were at their prime. 


SCARY SPICE: VERSACE


The obvious reference to Scary Spice in the Versace collection is, of course, the leopard print. However it isn't just this that makes me feel that Versace would be the perfect Scary Spice brand. Mel B was always the most outrageously dressed Spice Girl and I feel that Versace reflects that. She was famous for her co-ords and the third image is a co-ord I can imagine her in. Maybe without the headscarf though haha. 


SPORTY SPICE: FENTY X PUMA 


The first thing I thought about when styling Sporty Spice was the crazy obsession that every body has with cycling shorts at the moment. This then led me to look at Fenty as the perfect brand that embodies the whole athleisure trend. Apart from Posh Spice, the Spice Girls are all about boldness and colour, so Fenty is the perfect athleisure brand to style Mel C in over brands such as Y-3 who are not as colourful. 


If the girls were to reunite, I think that they could become serious fashion icons and take their stereotype character to the extreme through all of these amazing designers. I mean they're all a lot older now so maybe not all of it is age appropriate but I just thought this was a fun idea to play around with. 

THANK YOU 

CLAYTON EVANS 


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