We Are All Astrological Fashion Forecasters Now

Miles Aldridge

From Garage Magazine

FASHION FORTUNE TELLING

There are whole companies dedicated to the pursuit of predicting trends. Big design houses can pay good money to be told by analysts what colours will be capturing the zeitgeist next season (and the customer’s eye); as well as what the most popular cut of shirt will be, what trouser hem will be de rigueur and what shape of shoe will be a la mode.

 

We at GARAGE wanted to do our own form of trend prediction, we wanted to look to the future without guessing, we wanted to truly predict the future and looked for the assistance of Charles Alderwick- noted Fortune Teller, to see what will be on the catwalks come February…. (for designer Christopher Kane)

 

“I’m looking at the cards and they are all under the influence of Saturn, Jupiter and the moon, which all share the same colours of purple, indigo, blue and aquamarine. Once again, I look at the cards and the 7 of Wands shows itself. This speaks of juggling various problems or commitments, perhaps this is telling of the theme; I feel a busyness to the collection, a hurried rushing.

 

As I peer into my crystal, a creature appears – I can see the face of a bee. Bees have been a symbol of order, teamwork and industriousness since ancient times. Perhaps a sign of hard work reaping rewards. Which is consistent with the other animal I spied in the crystal, a tortoise. This could mean the use of tortoise shell, honeycomb or pinstripes within the collection….

 

It goes on…What a GENIUS idea. I can see this as a skill that would be enhanced by sleeplessness and Blue Devil Hoochie Juice, can’t you?  Here is “our” first attempt…It’s “our” because i am going to need assistants and we want to make this 24-8.

thestarI just did it for next season Prada and got The Star in the Thoth deck.

So if we were talking to Miuccia Prada, we would be talking to her about lilac, pentagrams, the concept of Semper Fidelis, gazing into the pool of one’s past lives, Aquarius, next dimension portals, crystal matrix crap, pyramid shaped sunglasses that recharge our retinas and b.t.w. “Iris” is the Goddess of the Rainbow, the desire for whatever defies scrutiny, indigo as both hue and frequency, divine ratio designed t-shirts and yoga-wear all-the-fuqing-time. 

We would be on Space Dust and she would be looking out the window at her industrial estate in a snit, because she is a Taurus.

Anyway, who wants to work with me at Blue Devil Fashion Forecasting?

Image: Miles Aldridge

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Shy Charles
Shy Charles
January 26, 2014 1:53 pm

I came across this post because I am in fact the author of the original series of fashion predictions (well the Tarot reader who supplied ideas, not the writer). I was trying to track down the old posts. It’s so gratifying that this sparked so much discussion, I’m really pleased 🙂 When I was approached to do it, I was very sceptical that this would ‘work’ as such. I didn’t think this is what divination was for, as Tarot seems usually to relate information about personal circumstances, and work best when there is some proximity to those involved. I’m not… Read more »

Vuldaen
Vuldaen
April 25, 2013 9:56 pm

I’m sorta honing my “strong flat colours” and pseudo goth (lots of black, red, tartan, fuq me boots etc) looks. I’m hoping I can trend this shiznit (again, revival)

Aqua-cap-Gemini
Aqua-cap-Gemini
April 25, 2013 10:46 am

WOW, I just started to write down my ideas for the current Prada short story writing competition. I’ve placed the protagonist wearing turtle shell round reading glasses. The Star is my astro card… it’s all about me!!! lol!!! However after watching a few minutes of their current season collection movie, all the models look like angry rakes dragging themselves along floorboards in stilettos. They all have wet hair. This season seems to be about thick woven fabrics, Dogstar hemlines and tunics meets 1950’s skirt suits, in natural colours with stripes. There was one that looked reminiscent of a bee. There… Read more »

Double Happiness
Double Happiness
April 25, 2013 9:17 am

Can confirm latest colour for your bridesmaids and Bon Bons is Cadbury purple apparently stacks up against the science….

gemyogi
gemyogi
April 25, 2013 8:48 am

I think 70s punk for winter… think Sex Pistols and Vivienne Westwood, tartan (again). Just bought myself an Anarchy in the UK tshirt online. Lots of knitted/crocheted jumpers/wraps. Head kicker boots.

Ripped tights, red, purple, acid lime green, fluoro pink. God save the Queen!! Punk hair colours!

pegasus
pegasus
April 25, 2013 11:22 am
Reply to  gemyogi

God save Me!
My rats did make me some punk-fun t-shirts once…..

gemyogi
gemyogi
April 25, 2013 6:25 pm
Reply to  pegasus

Lolz! Get ’em out of the cupboard Pegs!

I’ve been listening to a lot of 70s music and rediscovered Sex Pistols. Loved the 70s in Australia, it was a great decade… Skyhooks, Suzi Quatro, AC/DC, Rod Stewart, the Angels etc.

scorpiorising
scorpiorising
April 26, 2013 3:58 am
Reply to  gemyogi

love it!

Holiday
Holiday
April 25, 2013 7:15 am

In! In! I just bought Eiffel Tower earrings. I’m just going to wear one. Either I have the awesomest fashion predicting or ya’ll need to intervention me pronto.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo
April 25, 2013 5:25 am

I took a textile class years ago that said most designers follow supply – meaning textile producers decide years in advance what the colors of the year will be so supply can get lined up prior to design. Of course, designers don’t have to follow this, but it mucks up production. Takes awhile for something new to make its way down the food chain. I usually start wanting something years before it available in my price range.

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran
April 25, 2013 5:58 am

This is true too, but there are still a lot of places that will do textiles on demand now.

Pi
Pi
April 25, 2013 4:36 pm

this is why i am learning to make patterns and sew… cut out the middle men 🙂

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie
April 25, 2013 4:50 am

Well.. I have been looking for a reasonabl fashion consultant lately.. ugh! I just have no patience for looking.. I set my own fad.. I always have! But my fashion concept is changing so I need to find what I am thinking. Any Taurus computer smarts want to design a website to search for specific clothes, with price, size color and store that has it available? Wouldn’t that be cool?

numoon
numoon
April 25, 2013 6:16 am
Reply to  Virgo Ellie

See Polyvore?

Virgo Elli
Virgo Elli
April 27, 2013 1:34 am
Reply to  numoon

LOVE.. Thank you so much!!

Kataka-Skies
Kataka-Skies
April 25, 2013 3:19 am

Its best to leave the fashion-intuitious to the watery fellows this year, especially with the astro coming in this summer

S
S
April 25, 2013 6:15 am
Reply to  Kataka-Skies

Couldn’t agree more with you. With my newly purchased Tarot – it was all water driven with the exception being the blessing.
Just arrived home got from an ANZAC Day Dawn Service. To all service persons all over the world past and present, and to your families thank you and we will remember them…Lest we forget.

Double Happiness
Double Happiness
April 25, 2013 9:21 am
Reply to  S

Agreed! Here’s to peace and freedom worldwide and the people who sacrifice so everything for it

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.
April 25, 2013 2:44 am

Bees. My legs buzz 24/8. When I think “tortoise,” I feel bone. You know, the shell and all.

What’s the pay like for this gig? Nothing personal, it’s just that my days of giving sans compensation left when the Zap Zone dropped.

electric eel libran
electric eel libran
April 25, 2013 2:12 am

i don’t need no stinkin’ tarot to fashion forecast! (still luv u tarot) Born this way! Jupiter in 2nd House of Cap! Seriously this is my super power. I can predict most trends before they spring up. I only buy items that i can consign for MORE than i bought them for. It’s sort of a hobby for me. Also clothing design. Have made some small fortunes doing this. I find runes and divinatory geomancy work best if you are going to use something because both give you shapes and silhouettes.

I love the Star tarot card. Gorgeous!

starfish
starfish
April 25, 2013 9:04 am

Well then you gotta fess up! What’s gonna be hot? And not?

love to hear your thoughts!

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran
April 25, 2013 1:57 pm
Reply to  starfish

Here’s where I’m betting: some of the weirder 90’s stuff we’ve forgotten about: matte gold jewelery finishes, new variations of velvet choker collars, A-line dress & skirt shapes, and that weird shade of dusty pink-mauve. Rounded toe shoes and square tip shoes will not make a reappearance for at least 5-10 yrs more, but they will come back eventually…but it’s too recent to bring them back. Pointy toes will rule for the time being, but I am betting the extreme pointy toes are done for now…maybe…. I also suspect hem lines will be at the extremes soon: really short minis… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
April 25, 2013 3:27 pm

Love yr take! I have too many past lives wearing stockings & boots, the leggings are staying regardless of the fashion, 🙂 . Plus Runes for shapes is awesome what’s the form div Geomancy takes?

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran
April 25, 2013 3:45 pm
Reply to  Anonymous

Stockings and boots will be in for some time to come. I’m not sure if they ever go out of style where i live locally either. For that same reason boot cut jeans are still popular here. too many boot wearers for it not to be.

Leggings will still be used for layering. I meant the leggings as pants.

For geomancy, check these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomantic_figures

Andromeda
Andromeda
April 25, 2013 1:53 am

Wow, Zap Zone fashion! 🙂 Postmodern in it’s distrust of ideologies, drawing attention to conventions – but Neo Aquarian/Piscean too. Colours include Neptunian cyan, Arian reds, Uranian aquamarine, Saturn grey & whites with Scorpio basic blacks. Textures include concrete, feathers & talons/nails. Pluto in Capricorn provides earth as sand. The Animal Tarot gives themes of Zap Zone: Uranus in Aries manifest as the Cardinal & the wolverine symbolic of self assurance, destiny & bridging the material & spiritual. Saturn in Scorpio the Raven & the Panther, magic shape-shifting, Banksy, Bats, the night gives birth to the dawn. Would love to… Read more »

gemyogi
gemyogi
April 25, 2013 8:44 am
Reply to  Andromeda

Love this!

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen
April 25, 2013 1:50 am

excellent!! i am going today to buy absinthe for the eclipse…i think it may work for this purpose too. 🙂 gawd i love this idea. so badass.

scorpiorising
scorpiorising
April 25, 2013 1:22 am

love it!
black leather, blue velvet…
emerald green and coral are in again this year. yes, purple and blue would be next!

Aquasunbird
Aquasunbird
April 25, 2013 1:18 am

Who remembers the type man /serious art director – major influence of the 80s Neville Brody who defined The Face magazine…ID, but Interview was great…I still have a copy with Alannah Hill styling in it before she became a brand…alternative, industrial and eccentric…Dogs In Space…But really View is very good, and it is incredibly so much more contrived and pre-mediated more than any would believe…years before you even think you’d purcahse…

Double Happiness
Double Happiness
April 25, 2013 10:50 am
Reply to  Aquasunbird

I loved The Face 80’s/90’s style and who can forget photographer Ray Petri ( Sting Ray) they created a cool world of beautiful boys with boxing gloves and zinc lipstick! Mixed races cultures and ideas of masculinity and beauty Nina Cherry dedicated “Man Child” to him….. Ah the Wild Bunch! So cool and soulful!

Anonymous
Anonymous
April 25, 2013 1:21 pm

Did you like Visage at all? Steve Strange…A bit pop but still alternative…Maybe Richard Sharah styled their look? Makeup whole look extraordinary, post Zandra / Bowie…Great clubs, fashion and culture!

Seagoat
Seagoat
April 25, 2013 1:07 am

I see… Velour…one piece….space suits.

K-
K-
April 25, 2013 10:38 am
Reply to  Seagoat

FETCHING

Pi
Pi
April 25, 2013 4:33 pm
Reply to  Seagoat

I have something a lot like this. Official vintage 1960s/70s. Thick black polyester/nylon velvet. Wide cream collar. Full length front zipper for cleavage-exposure adjustment. It’s in my collection of Things I Will Not Stop Loving.

leogroover
leogroover
April 25, 2013 12:21 am

Blue Devil Fashion Forecasting? yes please. I would love to see the mexican big skirt nd flowy look back.

Ether
Ether
April 25, 2013 10:59 am
Reply to  leogroover

On it!!! Currently curating my Mexico
Wardrobe. Really. I’ve been doing this for years!!! Living in NYC but mooning on Mexico NONstop!

Just manifested a mini blizzard of those beautiful skirts in all my current fave colors ….. And now a potential group jaunt to the border! Just a few days but…..the zap zone apparently zaps me out of the big city.

Pegasus
Pegasus
April 24, 2013 11:45 pm

Easy to predict. Whatever is the opposite to last season in colour, length shape etc.
I’m looking for a uniform, still.
Although just had a craving for beads, feathers, snake skin and leather
(again). Pity coz just gave it all to Goodwill!

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece
April 25, 2013 7:38 am
Reply to  Pegasus

I agree Pegs Sexy Legs,
otherwise we would stick to wearing our last seasons clothes, and not hand over our cash for this seasons colours (ie pastels one year – ultra marine blue the next) … $$$$$ is what runs fashion.

Sweet as pics Pegs, i had you pictured as a lush long haired brunette,but alas you are the blonde wonder ! xx

Saturnalien
Saturnalien
April 24, 2013 10:21 pm

I think you’ve found my calling in life Mystic…

freedom ala air
freedom ala air
April 24, 2013 10:00 pm

No way to the stimulants but yoga clothes as day fashion yes yes yes…

Kat
Kat
April 24, 2013 9:49 pm

Hah!!! From my Pisces/ Aqua girl’s fav show- “Say Yes to the Dress”- Camo sash blinged up with satin and pearled lace wedding gown for haute country wedding- haystack chaises and four wheeler carriages! Her tween BFFs are bridal zombies ATM!

Pi
Pi
April 24, 2013 9:29 pm

the trick would be to go a few seasons down the line maybe. Next season would already be in the bag…then again there are fashion genius industry types who read this blog who’d know better than I 😀

electric eel libran
electric eel libran
April 25, 2013 2:16 am
Reply to  Pi

Exactly this! The fashion people are already 2-3 seasons ahead. Those frolicking women in bikinis were photographed in frigid March. Those heavy coat photos for winter were taken in summer.

Anonymous
Anonymous
April 25, 2013 12:53 pm

But they are 1 year ahead designing! So they are photographing in summer ONE YEAR BEFORE and showing it to us one year later! What this means is that they are in REAL time and sloughing off the PAST to us as OUR PRESENT. Wormhole, totally. Gag me with an illuminati beach towels, let’s all wear togas!

Anonymous
Anonymous
April 25, 2013 12:54 pm
Reply to  Anonymous

oh sorry, that was me, Sextuple Scorpio. Newcomer to this astrology sauce-

Anonymous
Anonymous
April 25, 2013 1:27 pm

They are doing 3-4 seasons at any one time…all the time…Even more so now everything is more demand driven, lean, less supply / inventory oriented, but more on line so less immediately tangible…more guesswork, more surreal, and change in service, as distribution processes evolves…there is more of a conscious effort to factor in environment from concept to customer, and this means generations ahead…

Aquasunbird
Aquasunbird
April 25, 2013 1:29 pm
Reply to  Anonymous

And really it is great that there are so many people who are their own fashion…

Aquasunbird
Aquasunbird
April 25, 2013 1:34 pm
Reply to  Aquasunbird

Capricorn pluto sextile Scorpio saturn trine Neptune Pisces…Business effort with real ethics to…Uranus in Aries changes in individuality…via Jupiter in Gemini…Internet, multi-media ingenuity…

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite
April 24, 2013 9:23 pm

So would i be but after enough stimuli i can channel Schiaparelli herself. I see illuminati beach towels with the big eye on it and and an end to beige

Pi
Pi
April 24, 2013 9:36 pm

in a universe somewhere, beige is punishable by death.

bluesky
bluesky
April 25, 2013 10:10 am
Reply to  Pi

this has to be true

KE
KE
April 25, 2013 2:43 pm
Reply to  Pi

Have you heard that the overall color of the universe is “cosmic latte”?

KE
KE
April 25, 2013 2:43 pm
Reply to  KE

ps. Beige is utterly loathesome.

leogroover
leogroover
April 25, 2013 12:17 am

Its past midnight and I’ve been on grey goose and ;lemon so excuse me. But LS you had me at ‘an end to beige’ sigh

scorpiorising
scorpiorising
April 25, 2013 1:09 am

I take two of the Illuminati beach towels.
I agree no more beige especially beige opaque, pasty lipstick.

gemyogi
gemyogi
April 25, 2013 8:42 am

Schiaparelli hot pink towels!!!

Have you seen that photo of Diana Vreeland’s red living room? Fabulous. I did a painting inspired by it in 2010.

Pi
Pi
April 24, 2013 9:16 pm

But i’d be rubbish with Tarot.

Pi
Pi
April 24, 2013 9:08 pm

ME.

Pi
Pi
April 24, 2013 9:35 pm
Reply to  Pi

I even have a name for the alt-prediction organisation.

mind you I’d rather make trends than predict them *hair flick*

Anonymous
Anonymous
April 24, 2013 10:48 pm
Reply to  Pi

Me too!

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