More Homeless Chic

Stylist Simon Rasmussen showed his first fashion collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week and it looks like those homelessistas are again the muse du jour.

Is it already passe? Has Erin Wasson ruined it before it even got a chance to catch on? Or is it a dumbed down retread of Fruits?

I’m lost here. I’m not even entirely over the leather shorts. Autumn is coming and I don’t know whether to wear nude, military, retro, dead animals, clog boots, ponchos, pantsuits, or “Victorian   Biker” (a new term I heard for the first time today and cannot help but promote (i.e. ridicule.)

On the bright side, today my husband curated me a long black cashmere overcoat from our neighborhood thrift shop and I will be wearing it asap. I will call it Geriatric Goth but it will also be kind of Hasidic Swashbuckler. You’ll see, after I replace the missing button.

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39 Responses to More Homeless Chic

  1. Oh homeless people are TRES chic. I, personally, will be rocking a pair of teddy bear knickerbockers and crusty old polo shirt.

  2. votum says:

    There’s something ever so creepy about hollowed out teddy bears/once stuffed animals tied round you ass in the style of shorts. I’m sure I can see one of my old bears in there! Mr Ted! You look so sad!

  3. Erin says:

    LMAO hasidic swashbuckler! i am offended he used a model with dreadlocks to convey homelessness…

  4. deja pseu says:

    Hasidic Swashbuckler, love it! I wear a lot of black; does that count as Geriatric Goth?

  5. Anything that can reasonably be called Hasidic Swashbuckler…or, well, Swashbuckler…is fine by me! Can’t wait to see it!

    And I just hope there are no children around to mourn the death of all those stuffed animals that girl is “rocking.”

  6. Those pictures just look like my local Tesco (supermarket). I could swear they were taken there.

  7. thundercunt says:

    He should have curated a bag out of the trash to put over your head.

  8. delicate mink says:

    Hasidic Swashbuckler – ha ha ha – although those are some classic investment pieces…
    Sister, can you please leave clogs out of it. It’s starting to hurt my feelings.

  9. MJ says:

    OMG, I am all about Hasidic Swashbuckler. Michael Chabon hotness and all. You’ll rock it!

  10. Ash says:

    Flea called. He wants his pants back.

  11. HelOnWheels says:

    Hideous. Do these people realize that the Mugatu Derilicte look was satirical?

    Having snagged designer wedge/buckle boots and a red silk/cashmere pencil skirt from my mom’s “too small” pile I’m going to be rockin’ the Sadistic Secretary look this fall. If I team the skirt with the Westwood boots I’ll be killin’ it as a CPP (Certified Public Pirate). Buuahahahaha, Hasidic Swashbuckler is something I can only aspire to, SW!

  12. this whole hoboho thing gets completely out of control when shopping carts start showing up on the runways. It’s like, ok, you got your inspiration from people who can’t afford to wash/mend their clothes and you like how it turned out. but do you really need to have your models pushing shopping carts? do any of these designers who are “inspired” by homeless people’s attire donate money to charities such as COTS or the Salvation Army? Now that would be cool.

  13. Juli says:

    I would call this Derelict. All that’s missing is Ben Stiller and head lice.

  14. karin says:

    I swear to god if I ever see someone actually wearing that…what is that thing, shorts? a skirt?…that thing with the stuffed animal heads on it, I will piss my pants for real.

    And Victorian Biker??? For real? I can only walk away, shaking my head.

  15. the real andrea says:

    You left out “Steampunk”. Or maybe that is also Victorian Biker?

  16. Ann says:

    Kill me now. I want the coat in the top picture. It’s a fuzzy version of Joseph’s Technicolor Dreamcoat.

  17. Suspended says:

    I’ve pissed my trousers (just so I could out-do everyone else adopting the tramp trend.) Beat that!

    Now where did I put my rusty shopping cart?

  18. Kelli says:

    Juli went exactly where I went…. “I shall call it: DERELICTE!”

  19. Leanne says:

    Jeebus, and here I thought the whole “homeless chic” crap had been ridiculed out of existence.

    However, I did used to enjoy checking out the craziness of the Fruits books. And Geriatric Goth sounds right up my alley, although I generally describe my style as “Middle-Aged Cat Burglar”.

  20. BethUK says:

    Victorian Biker – yay! I can’t wait to put on my sports bustle and cycling bonnet.
    So ridonkulous.

    I hate homeless chic. It’s wrong on so many levels that I lost count and had to go back to filling my bike basket with golden animal skulls.

  21. Aja says:

    Hate it. Statement pieces indeed. The statement is “I’m an asshat”.

  22. Sister Wolf says:

    Leanne – Does your look involve a black unitard thing??

    thundercat – Time to increase your meds!

    delicate mink – Sorry, how about “clog boots?”

  23. TexasArt says:

    Project Runway is better than this. Junk!

  24. Cricket9 says:

    Only thing missing (and even more stupid) is a “trendy runaway makeup” from sometime around 2002 – fake bruises and threaded sole imprints on models’ faces.

  25. Marky says:

    I’m so happy I came here tonight. Thank you.

  26. Stella Mayfair says:

    @delicate mink:
    i’m a clog fan, too. i love all things clogs, always have. and clog boots are even better. yay! miu miu shearling lined clog boots for autumn!

    i heard zoolander II is on its way. can anyone confirm?

  27. @Juli I want them to break-dance fight.

  28. Erika says:

    I am curious as to how this is design. It’s like some strange joke. It has to be.

  29. Miss Janey says:

    This shit’s idiotic. Miss J hates it.

  30. Dru says:

    God, trendy New York people can be such idiots- “Victorian biker” is a laugh though.

    Also, I’ve adored FRUiTS for a decade and flatly REFUSE to let it be tainted for me by associations with such complete idiots. It’s never happening, anyway- the kids/young people profiled in that magazine are 1000xmore inventive and interesting to look at than anyone I’ve ever seen on the Sartorialist or any fashion blog. They and Tokyobopper keep my faith in fashion single-handedly alive sometimes.

  31. Jazmin says:

    Late, I know, but that’s all I can think of any time I see something like this. It was already done, and it was done by Mugatu in 2001. This is so over.

  32. Kathleen says:

    This vintage Moschino dress is far superior to that stuffed animal garment:

  33. Kathleen says:

    Yes, there is a small repair needed at the neckline, but it “will not be noticeable due to the teddy bears.”

    How can you beat that for a mere $2800?

  34. Sometimes, fashion is fucking ridiculous garbage. Case in point.

  35. Sister Wolf says:

    Rackk and Ruin – hoboho =Hahahahhaha! Did you just make that up??

  36. Sister Wolf says:

    Kathleen – Oh god, can we gossip about the seller, Penny Long?? Just google her! Total nutcase! Good work.

  37. OMGGMAB says:

    Apparently I’ve taken far too long to catch up on my reading here. I must express that I just don’t get this homeless fashion trend. If these designers spent a fourth of the time helping a homeless person as they do dreaming up these hideous items of body coverage, the world would be a better place. As it is, “homeless designers” promote only themselves and help no one. Is it just me, or does anyone else think that if a designer is looking to poor homeless people for fashion ideas, the designer should be looking for another line of work?

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