Read this article in DeutschW ell you don’t have to but my XXL t-shirt kind of fits into this – cause here I am in my oversized print dress that makes me look like I actually know something about art. At least I remembered the name Dalí when I bought it.
How much I love oversized pieces in combination with patent leather boots, I’ve already shown you in my outfit posts Oversize 90s shirt with Flame Print and Oversize Batik Sweater. And because I’ve announced three of them, my Oversize Printkleid Streetstyle is following today.
The oversize print dress
The T-shirt in XXL, which I now times “oversized dress” call, comes from a completely different Lebensphase. I bought this at Ko Phi Phi in Thailand, where I wanted to live a year and a half ago (full story here). This was the phase in which I had interrupted my studies, with the plan to work six months on this tiny island. Every time I wear this huge t-shirt aka Oversize print dress, I think of it. For me, some pieces are like souviniers from other parts of life. Like, “Sweet, this is the dress I bought when I was in the middle of my second club phase.” I look at the things and think about how the past I was on it, that this piece at that time bought at that time. In this dress I think of the Thai party island, which I loved on the first visit and which I had so quickly passed on to the second, which should have lasted so long.
Clothes clearly make better souvenirs than a kitschy refrigerator magnet
I think of alcohol, which is served in buckets, long-danced nights in extreme heat, and my small, cave-like room with mint-green walls. This is not solved by a refrigerator magnet inside me. Clothing pieces are the perfect souvenirs: it is no senseless scrap that only collects dust – you use and actually wear it. And in the best case, they put you back in time when you wear it, because you look for a day as it was back then. However, I could never wear my Oversize print dress on Ko Phi Phi – the fabric is much too thick and warm. But I knew it would be for Berlin. A gift from my PhiPhi me to my current Berlin me, so to speak.
Salvador Dalí, The permanence of memory
This artwork is gorgeous. The small shop on Ko Phi Phi has printed a lot of fabrics with well-known works of art, but only this has addressed me. The famous, surrealist melting watches. I often think of how fast our time passes, and fear of our transitoriness has never been so aesthetic as on this painting.
Oversize print dress: Asia (Artprintclothing) – actually found it online!
Heels: Public Desire
Cropped denim jacket: Romwe (similar)