Fashion’s Crushing Hard on ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Style
Regardless of how you rank Wes Anderson’s fantastical filmography, there’s no denying that just about every twee-happy piece has offered some sort of trend-triggering takeaway for the fashion world. From Louis Vuitton’s love for Margot Tenenbaum’s striped pique polo dresses and faux fur coat in The Royal Tenenbaums to Mulberry creating a full collection inspired by the cute animal stuff in The Fantastic Mr. Fox, all is chic in the land of Anderson. The latest film to spark stylish fanfare is Moonrise Kingdom, which hit theaters last Friday.
Besides the retro khaki scout uniforms (which this film is chock-full of), the blogosphere is most obsessed with the ’60s school girl vibe of young Suzy, played by Kaya Hayward. Demure dresses with contrasting collars and cuffs, knee-high socks, classic black-and-white saddle oxfords—Alexa Chung, is that you? Here’s a roundup of some blogs that have already jumped on Moonrise‘s many fashion moments via "Get the Look" type stories or otherwise:
Modelina‘s take on Suzy’s style might be my favorite simply because they tracked down items that look pretty damn close to the film’s original costumes, like this Asos dress and these Bass shoes. They also sprinkled the feature with some imagery ("As she lounged on the lake shore with her scout listening to French Pop records and soaking up sun…"), which was a cute way to illustrate the character’s appeal.
Topshop loves them some Tilda Swinton, declaring that the avant-garde style icon "looks amazing in some of the promo shots!" Something tells me that a variation of the actress’ superior cape game from the film will hit the international retailer’s racks come this fall.
Modcloth declares that the film’s scout uniforms are sure to take the place of the aforementioned Margot Tenenbaum costumes this year, praising costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone’s inclusion of "yellow piping on the khaki and pea soup colors."
Ralph Lauren even got in on the action and narrowed down RL items that match their favorite trends from the film, like the patchwork pants worn by the ever-cool, ever-kooky Bill Murray.