There is a history of taking inspiration from fashion we see on the streets, whether it be streetwear or the tradespeople on the street we pass by every day doing their jobs. Bright yellow, bright colours and reflective strips are on the street for a reason, these colours keep their wearers visible and safe especially in the dark and in the winter.
The bright safety colours have been used to make a modern corset, using modern materials in a traditional style piece such as the classic corset. The webbing straps and elastic cord which is used for drawstrings on a jacket are transformed into the tightening straps at the back of the corset.
Or you can go very extreme and make a whole outfit from this yellow high vis material. Definitely one to be noticed when out on the bicycle!
Street style body con dress highlighted with highly contrasting accessories below.
The re-invention of classic outwear items such as the bomber or puffer jacket also fits into this categoy of safety fashion. Making slight adjustments such as oversized shoulders or raw edges transforms a classic utilitarian item into a fashion statement.
Above is Kendall Jenner modelling Danielle Cathari's long-awaited collaboration with Adidas at New York Fashion Week in 2017. The range looked comfo and sporty as well as high vis and high fashion and also hit the streetwear vibe. Adidas have done quite a few collabs like this, supporting up and coming young designers.
This brilliantly literal look (above and below) is by Moschino SS16. The brand Moschino under the creative direction of the amazing Jeremy Scott is great at taking and subverting iconic pieces.
The outfits and the bags came in a plethora of construction-worthy shapes, like an inverted traffic cone bag, the yellow safety hard hat bag, leather totes with “tools” such as mock hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers dangling from them, and circular road sign bags.
Below is our rolltop satchel and bicycle handlebar bag in black with neon yellow binding. You can see more images or buy this piece HERE
This bag below is from Heron Preston Johnson is an American artist, creative director, content creator, designer and DJ. Former Nike designer who joined Kanye West's creative team and started his own clothing brand. He is one of the co-founders of the men's streetwear brand Been Trill alongside Virgil Abloh of Off-White fame and Justin Saunders of JJJJound among others. Mostly known for re-branding iconic images, he also designs for his own brand, Heron Presto.
In 2016 he launched a partnership with the city’s Department of Sanitation which saw him repurpose uniforms into shoppable garments. The ultimate in taking inspiration from the street and transforming it into high end streetwear.
You can see more of this shoot here on Dazed Digital. https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/gallery/22621/1/heron-preston-for-dsny-lookbook
And below we have Billie Eilish's Slime Green Louis Vuitton Look and Gucci Sunglasses, the monochrome high vis look is definitely an eye catcher.
Read some of our other blog posts about fashion and the inspiration behind some of our Goodordering bags. Check out more images in this style on our pinterest board SAFETY FASHION PINTEREST BOARD GOODORDERING
If a whole neon outfit is too much and you just want a pop of neon on your accessories check out the phone cases and accessories sold by Popsocket. Click on the below picture to go straight to their shop.
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