To say that I had the most downright bizarre dream last night would be an understaement. Bizarre, not in the way that things were hyper surreal and super strange but in the way that it was so vivid, detailed and random in a fashion sense. Picture this: I was in New Look (cheapie UK high street store) rummaging through their piles of sale items (without sounding un peu snob, I can’t say that I’ve ever found much joy rummaging through New Look….) and in amongst the crap, I found a Charles Anastase for New Look dress and an Alberta Ferretti for New Look dress. They both totted up to ¬£30 and I even remember during the dream having the feeling of immense joy of nabbing such bargains.
The dream was so vivid that I remembered the special luxe canvas tags they had been printed with the respective labels’ logos with a New Look logo underneath them. I remember feeling the material of the gradiated ribbed jersey of the Charles Anastase dress. I remember the light poofiness of the Alberta Ferretti dress with the layers of red/pink tulle. B.I.Z.A.R.R.E. Needless to say when I woke up, I was sorely disappointed…
I have no idea why in my dreams, I managed to pluck out Charles Anastase and Alberta Ferretti as two names that would do high street collaborations (not completely impossible but rather doubtful…). The designs that I dreamt up aren’t even particularly atypical of the designers but here they are. So real was the dream that I had to get up and sketch them just so in two days time, I don’t suddenly go ‘Hang on…am I going doolally or did I have the most RANDOM dream that night?’
What I envisioned in my cuckoo of a head….Charlles Anastase dress (blue) and Alberta Ferretti dress (red) for New Look (wtf?!)