“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.” – Chris Rock
Dawned recently by our Chictopian Style Icons, Aphrodite and Annabu, this Asish for Topshop Breakfast sweater was a major hit with you guys. While “food sweaters” have been here for a while, it wasn’t until this smiley faced “Breakfast” sweater became viral that made us want to relive some of our sweetest childhood memories. Let Chictopia help you rediscover (or not) this comeback trend and get in touch with your childhood senses!
Main Image via Betty of Le Blog De Betty
BEFORE THE ASHISH X TOPSHOP
Think of designer Ashish Gupta as the late Andy Warhol. Instead of being a contemporary artist, Ashish’s contemporary designs allow you to wear out his art. Known for his pop references and bold colours, Ashish wanted to use those same elements for his recent collection involving junk food. Though fresh and revamped, Ashish wasn’t the first ones to make food a hot commodity in the fashion world.
Japanese Street Fashion
It’s well known that Japanese Street Fashion include many layers of clothing combined with contrasting colours. Thus, food sweaters/clothing were often seen (or hidden by many other bold coloured layers) on Japanese streets, especially among cities like Tokyo, Harajuku, and Shibuya.
(Image via Tokyofashion.com)
Pharrell X Billionaire Boys Club/Ice Cream
Heavily influenced by the Japanese culture, even Hip Hop artist, Pharrell joined in on the bandwagon to launch his own clothing label called, Ice Cream. The brand frequently features iconic ice cream logos plastered on shirts and sweaters.
(Image via Hidden Garments)
As you can see, food sweaters/clothing have been quite popular for some time in both men, women, and of course children. But will a mainstream label, such as Topshop, sustain this trend further?
THE LOVE FOR FOOD
Regardless if this trend will stay in the mainstream market, bloggers and Chictopians are still excited to share their love for these foodie sweaters/clothing.
CUTE AND CHIC… OR PLAIN TACKY?
While most of us here on Chictopia love these food sweaters and wouldn’t mind scoring a few of these sold out Ashish X Topshop sweaters, some may cringe at the sight of these. Let’s weigh in some pros and cons for slipping on these foodies!
1. Where else can you indulge in food without all those calories? If not for wearing them, you may end up indulging way too many sweets/fats. We don’t expect you to wear these food sweaters everyday – it’s like expecting you to eat doughnuts on a daily basis. Variation is good, sometimes.
2. It’s great for a lazy day out – without the sweats. Ever have those days of wanting to just wear your jammies while heading out to do errands? Well, you could, but we won’t guarantee that you’ll looked polished. Even with that undone bedhead, simply wearing a food sweater/shirt can actually make you look less tired and quite energetic.
3. Awesome for going back to the past, without a time machine. If time machines existed, then we wouldn’t need these food sweaters/clothing. These super adorable (and oversized) food sweaters/clothing make our brains tingle with irreversible childhood memories. How else can we relive those memories? (Wearing a diaper and pacifier may work at a rave, but not out in public, dears).
1. They can be so unflattering. We know that every Chictopian here loves to wear clothes that flatter them, whether it may be skintight bodycon dresses or flowy maxi dresses. Sweaters or t-shirts with food graphics can hide your figure and make you look chic-less.
2.They remind you of Christmas sweaters. Okay, we see the resemblance here. Sometimes, wearing cupcakes or donuts can remind you of wearing those awful Christmas trees and Rudolph reindeer. Gag, right?
OK, I’M CONVINCED! WHERE CAN I GET ’EM?
Despite those convincingly cons, you can’t help but feel attraction to food. No worries, we are with you – we can’t either! Here are a few suggestions to get on your playful side without spending all the dough:
1. “Eat Cake” Oversize V-Neck Tee, $77.00 (Wildfox Couture)
2. Delicious Watermelon Tee, $24.50 (Delias)
3. Sweet Lovin’ Long Sleeve Tee, $26.00 (David and Goliath)
4. Doughnut Sweat by Ashish, $120.00 (Topshop)
5. Try your luck on Ebay! We can’t guarantee the authenticity, though.
Chictopians, let us ask you – are these food sweaters/clothing chic? Or Tacky?
Let us know in the comments! Or, let us know via EverybodyIsUgly’s Twitter! We try our best to tweet back! (@EverybodyIsUgly)
As Reported by Crystal (watermoolen)