Fashion has a huge market in Second Life. There was a time when Second Life fashion was all about blingy shoes and prom dresses – seasons, or shall I say decades – behind the real-life fashion trends. But this has changed over the last few years. With the advancement of technology, people enjoying fashion blogging, and the increase in the number of content creators, there is this sudden burst of fashion exposure.
Second Life is a diverse environment with residents from all around the globe; fashion in SL today has its own unique identity of fusion – a beautiful blend and combination of various styles from different countries. And we all know that fashion is all about being inspired by what we see around us – knowingly or unknowingly. If what we happen to see is a model walking down the runway, then so be it! Recently, while browsing through Vogue magazine’s Spring 2012 Fashion Guide, I picked up some spring 2012 looks and trends and got to thinking how to create these in SL. I was surprised to see that most of the predicted real life fashion trends were already in SL as part of many designers’ 2012 spring collection. So, without having to spend a lot of real-life money, you can get the looks with minimal effort. I’ve got some looks right here for you. I hope you like the looks!
Trend 1: Three-Dimensional
“Fashion’s exploration into 3-D textures that brought florals and patterns to life”
Seen on the runway: Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Valentino, Zac Posen, Miu Mi, Alexander McQueen
Dress: Boudoir - ant lace dress
Makeup: La Malvada Mujer - Mechanical and Reasoned
Skin: the body co.
Trend 2: Striking Prints
Hawaiian, hothouse, hallucinogenic, and that’s just the h’s: It was print, print, print everywhere, with an emphasis on digitally manipulated flora and abstracted blooms.
Seen on the runway: Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Preen, Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Peter Som
Leggings: LG femme VOLVER leggins - COSMOPOLITAN
Shoes: ::Kookie:: Vo Pumps – Pillar Red
Tank Top: Beetlebones - Loose Pocket Tank
Bangle: Fleshtone :: Vanity Studded Cuffs
Bag: LaGyo_The Desperado bag - banana cream croco
Sunglasses: [iruco] Ati Sunglasses03
Skin: the body co. Orchid
Trend 3: Good Sports
In anticipation of the 2012 Olympics — and with a healthy injection of street-style reportage photography — urban athleticism puts utility and sportswear through its paces. Seen on the runway: Rag & Bone, Givenchy, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Vera Wang, Reed Krakoff
Inner Shirt: [CheerNo Femme] Menorca Long Shirt Tangerine
Pants: Fleshtone::VickiHaremPants - Pants – White
Jacket: Gato - Tweed Jacket
Bag: LaGyo_Wicker bag mandarin
Necklace: Donna Flora NANA necklace
Hair: [shag] - Goodbye – kitten
Skin: the body co.
References: Vogue Website
Bio: Miaa Rebane is a professional fashion stylist, model and photographer in Second Life.