Sunday, April 5, 2009

G20 Protest Style

There are many more qualified bloggers out there who can better explain the global economic importance of the G20 summit. And regardless of whether or not you think the protests in London were a bit on the superficial side, I imagine you'll still enjoy these photos from Spiked.

What the protesters lacked in substance they made up for in style. You'll notice in the next few photos that it's all about the accessories - scarves and hats especially. And there was no shying away from color!
colors

Layers are essential for London protest activity and some type of khaki-colored, army jacket is preferred.
hair

I love the photo below - somewhat reminiscent of My Fair Lady (minus the Consumers Suck banner). Newsboy caps are back!
caps

CL

21 comments:

Emz said...

haha Fashion at a protest- That's absolutely awesome. Just because they're expressing dissent towards things doesn't mean they can't look stylish doing it!

Amanda said...

Wow! What a great post! Haha! That is so cool!

I love your blog! You guys are awesome!

AsianCajuns said...

Right you are Emz!

Thanks for stopping by, Amanda!

chain saw said...

Love the kettle in the third picture. Genius.

First time posting a comment, but have been a fan of the blog for a while! Thanks for representing the South in the world wide web of blogging! I recently started up my own project and would love to have you guys check it out. <3

greenjeans said...

This must have been what Thoreau had in mind for civil disobedience...polka dots and tea


ps consumers suck

tanya said...

these are fantastic photos--look at all the color pops!

AsianCajuns said...

Chain Saw, thanks for reading! We'll totally link you :).

Greenjeans, you're totally spot on - no pun intended.

Tanya - exactly! That's why I had to post them!

Secretista said...

Of course protesters would have more interesting style.

indigotangerine said...

I love that you see protest pictures, and our immedietly struck by the fashion. (don't worry, I was too;) )
-indigo

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-yes, what a day that was-I do agree though, they did have a style presence!!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi gals-I've tagged you, see my post for details!!

Shin said...

Protest in style! That would make such a great fashion editorial methinks. xxoxoxo

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

protest with style is brilliant!

Savvy Mode SG said...

they sure are colorful bunch....

Dream Sequins said...

Love it. When I think protesters, I don't immediately think "chic." But if you think about it-- certain modes of dress, subcultures, etc. have been a way to protest status quo dressing and in the UK especially, this alternative style of dress had heavy socieconomic implications. Thanks for posting these. Really inspiring!

WendyB said...

Clever post!

Hanako66 said...

these are great images

proudly says, said...

lol!
this is so cool!
they are still stylish!

EternalJade said...

They're the coolest protesters I've ever seen. LOL.

The Clothes Horse said...

That is so "My Fair Lady" in the next to last photo! There was a protest against the G2O Summit when I was in junior high in Washington state--that one turned violent and people ransacked shops in downtown Seattle! Sometimes protesters "suck" (to use their descriptive language...).

phamzy said...

amazing outfits! i love the redpolka dots skirt!


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