Los Angeles based womenswear brand Odd People shares with Design SCENE its Spring Summer 2019 Collection. Inspired by Hollywood circa 1975, David Bowie’s futuristic psycho-thriller, The Man Who Fell to Earth and his album Station to Station, the collection pays an hommage to LA’s Rock and Roll legacy.
The exaggerated silk chiffon silhouettes of flounce sleeves and disheveled Victorian ruffles are juxtaposed beside starry Swarovski crystal constellations on tencel georgette, then styled atop itty bitty shorts with more ruffles. All of which emphasize the decadence of this moment without forgetting the world’s more existential affinity for space exploration and futurism. Their Volt logo, also inspired by Bowie, features a thunderbolt cutting through the shadow of a skull. On trend, the Volt logo is printed into organized rows and columns through two distinctive iterations that whimsically reimagine monogram prints evocative of classic houndstooth or mini-polkadots. These come in vibrant color combinations such as Camelia, Jade, or Peony and printed onto super-fine silk chiffon. There are hooded column dresses with undulating ruffles, belted sheaths with sumptuously oversized bell sleeves, and sexy cold-shouldered cocktail numbers with a bouquet of flounces echoing the over-excess of Odd People’s theme.
The founding duo, Jene Park and Brandon Sun come from high luxury backgrounds (Thomas Wylde and Oscar de la Renta, respectively). While the attention to detail and execution is evident at the onset, the surprises come in the form bright colors in both print and solid flou that are a notable departure from the duo’s reputations. – from Odd People
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