Style Inspiration: Movie Edition
Besides serving pure entertainment, aesthetic pleasure, a sense of escapism, or a lesson or two about life— movies are also a great source to look into when you're in need of wardrobe updates and style inspiration.
While we do love the 'classic' fashion movies like Sex and The City, The Devil Wears Prada, and Clueless, there are so many other movies out with intriguing storylines, characters, and style you should add to your Watchlist. Here are our top picks!
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
The sequel to Ridley Scott's classic is packed with a high dose of grim dystopia combined with vivid colors and fashionable outfits. The characters are dressed both complimenting and contrasting the brutalism theme of the movie. From functional all-black uniform to yellow plastic coat, bright faux fur coats, to clean-cut white blazer and skirt, each costume is so well-thought and successfully carry the characters to life.
In The Mood For Love (2000)
Set in Hong Kong in the '60s, Wong Kar Wai introduces us to the quiet and bittersweet presence of two heartbroken souls. In this motion picture, viewers are not offered a lot of dialogues between the character. What the movie lacks in conversations, it makes up with beautiful cheongsam dresses, matching outfits, interchanging color hues matching the character's emotion, and overall very pleasing visual. The director and costume designer William Chang brilliantly used color tones and costumes not only to narrate the Chow Mo-Wan and Su Li-Zhen's story but ultimately also to create a mood.
The Love Witch (2016)
Sure, blue eye shadow and cat eyes are nothing new in cinema, but don't we just love the look! The Love Witch is not only showcasing the sweet feminine style of the '60s but also offering an array of sexy and alluring dark magic look. Casting a spell on your lover never looked this good!
Purple Noon (1960)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Made 4 decades apart, both movies serve as stunning adaption of Patricia Highsmith's novel.
Take a peek into La Dolce Vita you knew you always wanted. Mediterranean sun, boats, lavish hotels,... Would you blame the anti-hero for doing what he's doing to get a piece of that life? White crisp linen shirts, eyewear that frames your face just right, and light summer dresses, these movies are the ultimate resort lookbooks you need.
The Fifth Element (1997)
Jean-Paul Gaultier designed magnificent costumes in this futuristic film. Take a look at Bruce Willis sporting a bright orange tank top and Mila Jovovich in the iconic white bandage dress. Now take a closer look: Every single character, no matter how small is dressed in an immaculately designed outfit. Who knew you could look that chic wearing an Mc. Donald's uniform?
American Psycho (2000)
Oh, Patrick Bateman! A man of taste, well-sculpted body, and meticulous skincare routine. The movie is eerily depicting our modern lives and obsession with wealth and status. While it is very disturbing, we also can't keep our eyes off of the screen. Well-tailored suits, long lapel, striped ties - every outfit here is a killer.
New York. '90's. Hip hop. Starring Nas and DMX, this movie lectures you on everything street style. Baggy clothes, Timberlands, statement accessories, and all the bling stunningly captured under the fluorescent tones.
American Gigolo (1980)
Dear men, what is preventing you from looking like this?
Armani suits, sunnies, and a clean-shaven face, now this is what dreams are made of.
Michelle Pfeiffer in shiny, silk, backless dresses? Sign us up, please! The movie might earn its cult status due to intriguing stories, character developments, and an amazing performance from the actors. Though we think that the costumes in the movie also deserve big praise.
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