The current fashion craze reflects the surge in popularity of the superhero — from caped crusaders to wonder women. Hollywood’s recent fascination with comic book cartoons has seen movie releases featuring characters such as Spiderman, Ironman, Superman, Batman and the Hulk. No wonder then that we are seeing some cartoon fun on the runways this year, with designers taking their inspiration from female superheroes like Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Spiderwoman.
Fantasy Inspired FashionFashion meets fantasy in the form of Marc Jacobs cracked leather silver booties, perfect for jumping tall building in a single bound. There's Balenciaga’s multi-framed comic book T-shirt and an amazing wing-embroidered dress by Alexander McQueen, now in the designer sale at Net-A-Porter. On the spring/summer runways Luella Bartley showed off her Batman motive shorts and suits and Miu Miu revealed a Superman-style silk gazar cape, along with Captain America dresses from Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. Even Phillip Lim got in on the act with his 3.1 Phillip Lim tunic, with metallic spidery cord.
In the accessories department, cartoon looks include a pillar box clutch from Jimmy Choo, funky spiderweb sunglasses from Theo (made to special order) and comic book print Fatima x Batman sneakers from Ubix.