shop: comic stylings

Lately, I’ve noticed a considerable number of labels drawing inspiration from the pages of comic books and the leanings of Pop Art. Romance Was Born partnered with Marvel Comics for their Spring/Summer 2012/13 collection. Converse teamed up with DC Comics for a superhero inspired footwear line. MAC Cosmetics are collaborating with Archie Comics for their Spring 2013 collection. Phillip Lim took inspiration from iconic Lichtenstein works and translated them onto an array of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. I don’t know if this trend has anything to do with the number of comic book inspired movie reboots happening at the moment, but the timing is quite convenient/advantageous. Regardless of what is ‘in’ right now, I’ll always have a soft spot for such comic stylings (I have very distinct memories of attending a Batman themed party in grade one and also had a comic book themed 18th birthday party). And while it’s not always feasible to walk out the door in a cape and spandex bodysuit, these are a few items that you can safely wear out in public.

Clockwise-ish from top left:
J.Crew polka-dot stretch-cotton capri pants (Ben-Day influences, anyone?)

27 Comments

  1. Jenelle Witty July 19, 2012

    Am in love with all of these things! The KA-P and Bat shirts are amazing! So much fun.

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  2. Toni July 19, 2012

    the batman jumper! gah!

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  3. she. July 19, 2012

    Love it all

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  4. Cathy July 19, 2012

    I love this style, its so quirky !! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  5. rachel July 19, 2012

    what a super cute polyvore!

    those pants are AMAZING. I must have x

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  6. Josephine Pearl July 19, 2012

    OOoh love the miu miu sunglasses and the polka dot trousers.. oh and the converse.. great finds ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jo. x

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  7. Sushi July 19, 2012

    Argh want that bat sweater so bad! x Sushi

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  8. Caramel Latte Kiss July 19, 2012

    I'm so excited by all the comic stuff around at the moment. My inner geek is giddy with delight.
    I love that bat sweater. And the KaPow top. And the Converse. I've got my eye on the Wonder Woman low-tops. SO. FREAKING. CUTE.

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  9. Sharmaine Ruth July 19, 2012

    love love love!!! i sooo want that sweater haha!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  10. a. July 20, 2012

    I need that batman jumper in my closet! It's amazing!!

    http://the-makingofthings.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. Mat July 20, 2012

    i hadn't noticed but i'm quite sure i will do now

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  12. Hannah Percyowl July 20, 2012

    Makes me want to go and see the Lichtenstein exhibit at QUT even more!

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) July 23, 2012

      Yes! I was planning to see it the other weekend but that fell through. Still on my to-do list.

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  13. Melissa Wellham July 21, 2012

    Yes! I've noticed this trend recently as well, and assumed it was in response to the success of big blockbuster comic book movies. And also the fact that the bright, contrasting colours of superheroes lend themselves so much to fashion anyway!

    I love those DC Converse sneakers.

    xx
    Melissa @ Melicious

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) July 23, 2012

      And I forgot to mention Karla Spetic's latest collection with Lichtenstein inspired prints, and Yayoi Kusama's recent collaboration with Louis Vuitton (pop art influences rather than comic, but still). Plus there's basically everything that Jeremy Scott's ever done.

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  14. Belphoebe July 22, 2012

    Soph your blog just keeps getting better and better! I know what you mean about all the comic style stuff around at the moment. I love the bat jumper! I have the Alexa Chung one which is very similar ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://belphoebeprince.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) July 23, 2012

      Thank you! I still keep an eye out for the Alexa Chung bat tee on eBay but it still sells for an arm and a leg. Thinking a DIY is in order!

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  15. Angela July 25, 2012

    Your blog is really fantastic… I'm following you right now! Hope you can follow me back!
    Bye AngelaMia

    http://itisap4ssion.blogspot.it

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  16. Madeline July 28, 2012

    This is awesome, I suppose all the films lately are providing a fair amount of inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Diana July 28, 2012

    May I request an email subscription? Thanks!

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) August 2, 2012

      Hi Diana. Thanks for enquiring! I've just added a email subscription widget to the sidebar, so feel free to subscribe away!

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    • Diana August 2, 2012

      Thank you, just added my email!

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  18. The Uncool Kid August 1, 2012

    the sweatshirt and converse blow my mind. seriously. I too will always have a soft spot for anything comic-inspired ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://theuncoooolkid.blogspot.ca/

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  19. LOL This is cool That bat sweater needs to makes its way into my closet.

    xoxo
    Jessica
    PS check out my website pls!!
    http://www.theluxurycloset.com

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  20. B August 21, 2012

    The bat sweater! Perfect! Be still my heart <3

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