Our Girly project continues! Read Lost Girls, an evocative new essay by writer and researcher Liberty McAnena. Focusing on the ubiquitous trope of the 'Lost Girl' so often seen in Tim Walker shoots and the pages of Lula, McAnena explores the unwavering appeal of this ambiguous character. Citing her influence on designers such as John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, McAnena deconstructs the fantasy the 'Lost Girl' embodies.
'She represents fantasy in a way that few other fashion tropes do - whilst jetsetters with Louis Vuitton luggage and couture-clad brides are not 'realistic' per se, they do have an aspirational quality…The 'Lost Gir'l is at odds with this idea of 'having it all.' She doesn’t seem to have anything.'
In addition to this great read, stay tuned for more Girly content coming soon, including an essay on Meadham Kirchhoff’s whimsical Spring/Summer 2013 collection Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.