Sunday, January 31, 2010

What Color Is Your Parachute?

Today my eldest daughter and I worked on her science fair project. 

She made parachutes out of four different types of plastic and tested them to see which one lowered a tiny doll most slowly from a three-storey indoor height.  (I ran the stopwatch and photographed my daughter's drops.)

Naturally my thoughts turned to Norma Kamali and her fantastic parachute-fabric confections.

The orange above is stunning, and this jumpsuit/dress pairing takes me to a dance club on Mars.


Here is a skirt and top available now on Kamali's website--love the billowing puffs.  I'd happily wear this skirt to work with a structured shirt. 

8 comments:

K.Line said...

My thoughts on reading this are less about Ms. Kamali and more about what a smartie that kid is! (Of course, I'm sure her Mummy helped her a bit...)

heart charlie said...

WOW these are fantastically amazing!! I wish my brain worked on this level to design such inspirations ;)

WendyB said...

I tried one on a couple of years ago. I was freaked out by the sheerness of it!

Savvy Gal said...

They look so beautiful..... I will want hot pink or orange. : )

Couture Cookie said...

I am amazed with the model in the first picture... way to work that orange fabric!

Belle de Ville said...

The movement in that orange dress is just amazing. The others look a little more static in their construction.

stacy said...

I'm crazy for parachute looks and Kamali has some great ones!

Angie Muresan said...

For some odd reason, I'm super attracted to the parachute look.