17 May 2011

Summer 2011 Trend: The Icon T-Shirt

From Left to Right: D&G Spring '11, Dolce & Gabbana Fall '11

Dolce and Gabbana's shows are always favourites for me season after season, rarely do those guys disappoint me, and seems I am not the only one who falls head over heels for the D&G looks as the D&G looks, are often a go to source of inspiration for many a  high street store. A great case in point is this season's Icon t- shirt craze at the D&G shows
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011
The Icon T shirt seems to be a recurring theme in a lot of their collections (see examples below)
Left: Madonna icon T-Shirt at the D&G Fall 2006 show
Centre: Oscar Wilde Icon T-shirt at the D&G Fall 2009 show
Right: Retro Pepsi Advert Icon T-shirt at the Spring '06 Dolce and Gabbana  show
However its not until this summer that there's been a wild explosion in the popularity of these Icon t-shirts, which seems to be a major seller for D&G this season,  even though they  are priced at a quite ridiculous £150 they seem to be selling out fast
Left: Amanda Lear T shirt
Centre: Elvis Blue Hawaii T-Shirt
Right: Johnny Depp  'Cry baby' T Shirt

James Dean T shirt
Marlon Brando T Shirt
Muhammed Ali T Shirt
Robert De Niro T-Shirt

Richard Gere T-Shirt

But of course thank heavens for the High street, always there to ensure Hobo's like me won't be left behind on the latest fashion trends, just about every High street store is stocking them in a wide variety of style, colour and Icons, below are some great ones

Debbie Harry Icon T shirt
Marlon Brando in The Wild ones Icon T-Shirt
David Bowie Icon T-Shirt

John Lennon Icon T-Shirt
Beastie Boys icon T-Shirt
Nirvana Icon T-Shirt
Hendrix Icon T-Shirt

James Dean Icon T-Shirt
James Dean Icon T-shirt
Bruce Lee T-Shirt

Bruce Lee Icon T-shirt
Bruce Lee T Shirt
Keith Haring Icon T-shirt

Left: John Coltrane Stardust T shirt
John Coltrane The European tour Sleeve T shirt
Mile Davis T shirt 
Thelonious Monk T- Shirt

Zara's range of Icon T shirts are so on point and could even almost be mistaken for D&G, this trend of Album sleeve art on T shirts as seen on the Zara T-shirts above, continues at Dolce & Gabbana this Fall with Bryan Ferry LP sleeves featuring heavily on T-Shirts

Now lets do a designer/ High street comparison on the Album art sleeve T shirts

John Coltrane European tour T-Shirt
Topman Nirvana 'Nevermind' T Shirt 

Better yet still I'd recommend buying yourself a White or coloured T-shirt and creating your own Icon or album art sleeve T-shirt, I'm sure there should be no copyright battles as long as said t-Shirts aren't mass produced for sale

Also trendy this winter as seen on the Dolce & Gabbana Fall shows are Mickey Mouse motifs on T-shirts, Jumpers etc. and seems the high street as usual has caught on early
Mickey Mouse T-Shirt £22 @ Topman
After writing so much about Bryan Ferry I feel like going through his discography but till then his version of 'Jealous Guy' with Roxy Music will always be a favourite, I prefer it to the original by John Lennon


The Young Radical said...

Lovely blog.

I love Bryan ferry. ^_^

James dean/debbie Harry/ John Coltrane tee....love.


thehighstreethobo said...

Thanks for your kind words, Bryan Ferry is someone i feel i need to discover more of, I know very few songs but the Dolce and Gabbana T-shirts are making me more interested in the man and his music

The Young Radical said...

oh yeah...nice..i got into him through roxy music....awesome shit