Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Vintage 80s Fashion Video: Williwear
I absolutely had to do a Black History Month blog. Although I love people like Tyra, Naomi and Iman I wanted to pay tribute to someone a little less mainstream. Above is an awesome fashion video by Willi Smith displaying his gorgeous line called Williwear. Willi Smith was an innovative fashion designer of the 1970's and 80's, who sadly died at the height of his career. The concept behind Williwear was to provide "real clothes," for everyday people who could not afford couture prices.(Big Band Cares.(2000)Willi Smith 1948- 1987 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Considered the most successful African American clothing designer in Historywww.studygs.net/citation.htm, February 22,2011) He emphasized that his clothing was, " Not for young people who like to look a like." And was not completely happy with his clothing being nick named "Street Couture," (Big Band Cares.(2000)Willi Smith 1948- 1987 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Considered the most successful African American clothing designer in History,www.studygs.net/citation.htm, February 22,2011)in the fashion world. Never the less he designed for the people, stylish,fashionable people! To me he is a true artist and a major inspiration. What a shame it is for the fashion world to have lost someone like him, and at such a young age. To read his biography click on the link below and also check out the video. It's genius!MUUAHHH!
Posted by Muuahhh! at 3:53 PM