Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bjork and the Mystery of the Silk Ikat

Of course, Miss Talibonita adores Bjork! Recently, she came across this outlandish Bjork fashionism... and guess what she's wearing? Yep, Silk Ikat from CenAsia! Silk Ikat could be the national flag of Greater CenAsia -- its that distinct! Unfortunately, the beautiful fabric (which is showcased nicely in the film Mongol) is put together like some warning flag. This outfit has the shape and at least for the top, the fabric of CenAsia. The flouncy top with a pair of tighter pants underneath (here its leggings) is common especially in Afghanistan. But the rainbow skirt attached demeans the fabric and makes it look like a circus show. On EuroNews there was a clip with her hat on, which looked like a Rainbow Brite version of a Turkman female headdress.

Oh Bjork, such beautiful politics! Such a push at tribalism meets the Big Apple Circus on outfits.

Silk Ikat has turned into a Silk Ickie on this stage!


9 comments:

Vain and Vapid said...

Ever since I saw that video of her kicking the crap out of that reporter I have found her a bit ... hard to like, but I love this colorful thingy she has on!

Talibonita said...

She kicked the crap out of a reporter? That's hilarious! How old is this woman? How come she always looks like a weathered 15 year old?

jane717 said...

When I think of Central Asian textiles I imagine sozani needlework.

God, I love chapans.

Talibonita said...

Sozani and chapans! I love you for putting those two words up on this site! :)

Don't you notice more CenAsian textiles in new designs? Just walked into a Scoop shop and there were those prints! So distinct.

jane717 said...

Yes, I have. But nothing compares to the craftsmanship of a handmade sozani from Central Asia =)

Talibonita said...

Yes true! I did see a sozani of Lenin and Stalin, which was, if anything some masochistic nostalgia!

jane717 said...

Really? Kujâ? I would love to see it too.

Talibonita said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/randy_dingo/875100264/in/set-72157600968235823/

There it is!

CoutureCarrie said...

We can always count on Bjork to take a fashion risk!!