Wednesday, June 27, 2007

All the rage in Asia...

This is milner Eugenia Kim's sketch of a visor for Michael Kors' upcoming Spring 2008 collection. Today, as temperatures soared to 41 degrees Celsius (or 106 for you Farenheiters out there) where I live, I would have died for a visor like this one. Too bad we have to wait another year until it's on the market. In the meantime, I recollect seeing a more urban, all-out-function Matrixy visor when I was in China. Looks something like this one below taken from "The Sun Cap Company." The Kim version is brilliant, and ahem, much more wearable. But you've got to admit that the Chinese one is just so much more fierce. So much more Easy Rider.

9 comments:

ilovesecondhandsmoke said...

Haha! Those visors are worn by Asian women all over SoCal! The first time I saw someone sporting it, it caught me offguard, but then I realized it was not an imperial stormtrooper but simply a woman protecting her skin from UVA and UVB rays.

j said...

Well, Easy Rider appears to have shades, but no visor, though I think a visor for guys is a great idea especially if it can protect from more than just rays...scorn, derision or reality perhaps?

-S said...

very cute, but i'd feel more 50-year-old-poker-player than 'hot child in the city'.

Calleth said...

Well it's good that they're protecting their skin! The Michael Kors one could be cute, but I don't think I would've used the version by the chinese women, but then I wouldn't have needed to either, since the weather here have been very much less than 41 degrees lately! :/ Easy Riders totally have the attitude right anyhow ;)

Jennifer said...

I'm surprised that visors are back, they were so popular a few years ago!

the lipstick lady said...

i can never get very into visors, I've got quite a small face, they make it look even more diminutive

Kim said...

They look a little grandmatastic in my opinion, but of course they say everything old is new again.

coco said...

that illustration is so cool i love it
great blog

Anonymous said...

My Asian friend told me the reason I see Asians carrying umbrellas in sunlight is because they want to stay as pale as possible. Not being carried because of a concern of damaging rays. If that were the case you would see Whites carrying umbrellas.

My friend wouldn't go to the beach because she didn't want to get dark. I told her it seemed like a form of self hatred. She said "I know, I guess I got it from my family"