More than #OITNB, Wonderfully Weird Shares “Prison Fashion”

As a Wonderfully Weird connoisseur I have made it my mission to seek out odd fashion pieces. Those quirky items true fashionistas cannot get enough of, and crave on a consistent basis. Therefore, this week I would like to focus on a style most would not dare consider, and that’s prison fashion. When most envision prison, jail or the big house stripes instantly come to mind. There is an allure to black +Member Loginwhite stripes and the following items are meant to do just that.

"The Good and the criminal" White stripes by designer Bajowoo. Items featured at the 2014 runway show at Japan Fashion Week

“The Good and the criminal” White stripes by designer Bajowoo. Items featured at the 2014 runway show at Japan Fashion Week

Women Prison Couture

Women Prison Couture

Initiated on 19th of August 2009 in Finland, Project Papillon’s whole line has been created while offering inmates meaningful work on the road to rehabilitation.

Initiated on 19th of August 2009 in Finland, Project Papillon’s whole line has been created while offering inmates meaningful work on the road to rehabilitation.

Gaga modeling prison couture

Gaga modeling prison couture

A model in Neve Tirza prison for women in Ramle, central Israel.

A model in Neve Tirza prison for women in Ramle, central Israel.
According to the website,“Prisoners studying makeup application or hairdressing at the jail joined in to style the models, who wore white avant-garde streaks on their cheeks. Once dressed, the models paraded down a red carpet lined by prison fencing topped by rolls of barbed wire.”

Kenzo Fall 2012 Collection

Kenzo Fall 2012 Collection

Prison Jeans

Prison Jeans

Jail Shoe Game

Jail Shoe Game

Jail Shoe Game, Created by Gareth Pugh

Jail Shoe Game, Created by Gareth Pugh

Mother Of Pearl. Black Achilles Satin Stripe Slip On Sneakers with Tassels

Mother Of Pearl. Black Achilles Satin Stripe Slip On Sneakers with Tassels

Photo credit links:

Bajowoo Prison Couture
P as in “Prison Striped Mama”
Project Papillon pajamas Project Papillon
Lady Gaga jail uniform
Neve Tirza Prison
Kenzo 2012 Fall collection
Prison jeans
Jail shoe game
Jail shoe game by Gareth Pugh
Mother of Pearl

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Written by Kanarian Kindred, Wonderfully Weird fashion blogger.

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Wonderfully Weird: Kanarian Shows Off New Curations Beyond Shoes!!

In today’s society it seems everyone is chasing the next big thing, especially in fashion. Whether it’s the new Jordan’s, Prada slippers, or Louboutin’s, everyone wants a piece of top products. This is fine but what about those with a weird sense of style? The person that marches to the beat of their own drum, while straying from the normal fashion market.

Have no fear because Wonderfully Weird has arrived. The weekly blog posting various fashion items including: clothing, jewelry, shoes, and styling tips considered odd by others. My style is different from most because it focuses on funky, different, and classy pieces others tend to shy away from. Here is a small sample of my taste, and I look forward to sharing my works weekly with the group.

This week features items from the psychedelic 60s. A time where peace, drugs, hippies and free love were a part of the norm across the globe; especially among young adults. In my opinion, it was also a great era of odd fashion statements for the masses. Here are a few of my personal favorites.

Andre Courreges
André Courrèges, (born March 9, 1923, Pau, France), dress designer who first made a reputation in the Parisian fashion world of the 1960s for futuristic, youth-oriented styles. In 1961 Courrèges opened his own fashion house, and by 1964 he had become established as one of the most original couturiers in Paris. His collection featured proportionate, well-cut pants, rigidly constructed clothes with smooth “trapeze,” or trapezoidal, lines, and short skirts, with white midcalf boots and large, dark glasses as accessories. White became his trademark. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica

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Andre Courreges and the Moon Girl, 1964

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Andres Courreges — Crochet Concupiscence

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Andre Courreges 1960s collection

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Attributed to André Courrèges, leather, mid-1960s

Mary Quant
Mary Quant OBE, FCSD (born 11 February 1934) is a fashion designer and British fashion icon. She became an instrumental figure in the 1960s London-based Mod and youth fashion movements. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hot pants, and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to dress to please themselves and to treat fashion as a game. Ernestine Carter, an authoritative and influential fashion journalist of the 1950s and ’60s, wrote: “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior, and Mary Quant Source: Wikipedia

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Mary Quant Raincoat, 1960

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hollyhocksandtulips:Mary Quant fashion, 1960’s

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Vintage Crochet Pattern 1960s Fab Mod Mary Quant

1960s- Various shoe styles

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Zhane 1960s Style Boots

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Herbert Levine sandals ca. 1968 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1960s VINTAGE PINK SUEDE OVER KNEE GO GO BOOTS With Cut Out

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MOD Hippie Platform Shoes Blue Flowers and Corduroy Vintage 1960s

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1960s Women’s Sexy Hippie shoes

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White Hippie Feather Thong Strappy Gladiator Sandal Womens Flat Shoes


Source Links

Moon Girl- http://pleasurephoto.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/models-wearing-red-and-white-ready-to-wear-fashions-designed-by-andre-courreges-photo-bill-ray-1968/

Crochet- http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2011/12/designer-crochet-andres-courrege/

Andrew 1960s collection- http://trandrew.com/ihollywooddance/images/message/andre-courreges-1960s

Metal purse- http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80038267?rpp=20&pg=3&rndkey=20130706&ft=*&deptids=8%7c62&who=Andr%c3%a9+Courr%c3%a8ges&pos=58

Raincoat- http://blog.screamingmimis.com/?m=201104

Holyhocks and tulips- http://forties-fifties-sixties-love.tumblr.com/post/9665900870/hollyhocksandtulips-mary-quant-fashion-1960s

Mary Q Crochet- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-crochet-pattern-1960s-fab-mod-Mary-Quant-crochet-long-knee-socks-top-/200841133786

Zhane Boot- http://www.enrightsvintageclothing.com/store/product.php?id=388

Hippie Shoes- http://www.etsy.com/listing/151419600/mod-hippie-platform-shoes-blue-flowers?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=MOD+hippie&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

White Hippie- http://www.discountwomensdressshoes.com/servlet/the-56250/White-Hippie-Feather-Thong/Detail

Kanarian, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Grambling State University, shares a true passion for writing. Currently she’s the Wellness Editor for Everything Girls Love, a digital magazine/blog. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Kanarian currently resides in the Midwest penning her first novel set for a 2021 release.
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Thanks to the fabulous Kanarian Kindred for another most interesting post!

Stevie Wilson,
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