Holographic notions are no longer strictly reserved for club kids, cyber glam enthusiasts or your various government issued forms of identification. With #icepunk starting to pick up momentum in the music scene (think of it like post-witch haus), the same can be said for its insurgence into the realm of fashion. Icy-silver holographic pieces have steadily transcended across t-shirts, purses and other accessories over the past two years with a subtle nuance to 90's revival, but for the most part up until now were mostly derived from smaller, independent labels targeting an even smaller niche trend. Now that luxury designers like Proenza Schouler, Sigerson Morrison and Theyskens' Theory have each integrated holographic pieces into their A/W 2012 collections, it is safe to assume that an abundance of rave aesthetics will most likely be infiltrating a broader scope of the industry, leaving more viable options for Tumblr-specific genres to choose from than ever before.
One of the most highly anticipated pieces this Fall was the drop of Hussein Chalayan's silver holographic spray on leggings. With his A/W 2012 collection finally available in expensive online boutiques, one might assume that the mainstream population would be geared more towards his geometric color-blocked pieces and tailored suit jackets. However, it was his silver holo leggings that completely sold out at Net-A-Porter for $965 before they even made it off the new arrivals page. Avid fans are practially foaming at the mouth and ripping their hair out in anticipation for Chalayan's matching holographic oxfords to be released, and who can blame them? They are almost as exciting as Miss Noir's Custom Lisa Frank Platform Creepers, inspired by Jeremy Scott's psychedelic Fall 2012 runway show. Perhaps the only disappointing factor about designer icepunk finds is the heavily inflated price point. Most snazzy young style enthusiasts we know can appreciate a more affordable alternative as compared to their luxury counterparts. With this in mind, Etsy is a great venue to not only support 100% handmade and vintage wares, but uncover a plethora of diverse styling options that won't leave you fashionably homeless. Check out some of the artisen options for holographic greatness this Fall below: