To tumble = to come by chance; to come to understand.
It’s this sort of happenstance social tumble-ing that seems to be taking the globe by storm. Tech-savvy or not, online perusers are seriously embracing the rumbling, stumbling platform that is: Tumblr. For finding the hottest new looks on the runway to inspiring videos and photographs for design, Tumblr is quickly becoming a resource for style and fashion. When feeling overwhelmed by the tumultuous expansiveness of Tumblr’s community, look to these 20 fashion finds – their curations will keep you coming back for more.
With a focus on sharing information on the “endangered beauties of the world,” Above tackles issues of climate change and environmental degradation with a holistic approach to sustainability. For inspiring images and content that stretch across the board from food and travel to architecture and fashion, their Tumblr continues to establish a connection between art and nature.
If you’re curious about the happening of a self-made creative designer, Gretchen Jones’ Tumblr is for you. A collection of both outfits she rocks in Brooklyn and NYC, with musings for her upcoming collections, Jones gives you an inside look at her inspiration board. Be it music or photographs, art or literature, her Tumblr showcases a snapshot of the depth of her creative process.
Past Fashion Future
Known for her on-trend sustainable style writing on Treehugger, Emma Grady’s very own Tumblr Past Fashion Future dips deeper into peoples’ personal style and aesthetics, as well as profiling upcoming fashion-forward events. Her trademark “Something Old, Something New” series showcases individuals who incorporate vintage and heirloom pieces into their everyday wardrobe, and shares each of their unique stories behind the style.
If the processes behind the vibrant colors of hand-dyed designs intrigues you, the Permacouture Institute’s Tumblr is right up your alley. Founder Sasha Duerr’s Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes bridges a strong connection between food and fashion, plant and fashion. Lessening this gap between nature and culture is exactly what is embraced on the hands-on experiential learning offered on the Permacouture Institute’s Tumblr.
Let’s not forget all those dapper dudes out there. When it comes to men’s fashion, Street Etiquette serves just what we ordered. A bit street, yet infused with classic, authentic style, Street Etiquette reminds us that some men can truly knock our fashionable socks off. Founded in 2008 by Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs – a couple of style innovators – Street Etiquette reveals the intersection between historical anecdotes and their references to modern-day style.
If you haven’t stumbled upon Miss Moss yet, you’re missing out. A designer from South Africa, Diana’s clean and simple, yet insanely on-point style and design aesthetic marvels us. Her Tumblr focuses primarily on global street style and fashion; looking for a bit of outfit inspiration? Can’t get creative with your closet today? Check out Miss Moss’s Tumblr to ignite your inventive and resourceful style sense.
Fashion Gone Rogue
Fashion Gone Rogue is known for its constant stream of fashion lookbooks and magazine editorials. If you’re feeling like buying Vogue off the shelf has gotten a bit pricey or you just don’t want to continue to waste the paper, Fashion Gone Rogue’s Tumblr will satisfy your high fashion cravings, and most likely spark your travel bug (if you have one), as global spreads seem to be a recurring theme.
Brad Bennett, the brains behind Well Spent, is a stand-out curator of “honestly crafted products.” For Bennett, this means pieces that were made in first world conditions, using sustainable materials, made in the U.S., or truly made to last a lifetime. Tumble with him at Well Spent along his search for fashionable goods that last.
Designer Casey Larkin comes from a diverse array of experiences that have shaped her creative lens. She was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Texas, went to fashion school in the US and abroad, toured with some bands, lived in Paris, lived in LA, and now has found her home in San Francisco. With such an eclectic story, her Tumblr is a perfect collage of her past and current adventures in design and creation.
“Play pretend until it’s real.” This is the mantra sustainable fashion label Afia lives by. Sourcing textiles from Ghana and working with Ghanian seamstresses provides the basis for an incredible story line. Designer and founder Meghan Sebold invites us to travel with her on her “ride”and presents tidbits of life’s lessons along the way.
For images that require a second glance and bold colors to brighten any day, Trendland is the source. Presenting a collection of music, art, design, photography, technology, pop culture, advertising and FASHION, this online magazine boasts that they dish out “a multi-course menu of new ideas each day”.
Florida native Jeff Boudreau is a young photographer whose work with People Tree and Bora Aksu has landed him in London-town. He clearly has a knack for impeccable taste; tumbling for him includes his own photography as well as inspirations.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America is one of those hip and in-the-know organizations who are well aware of the up-and-comers before the rest of us. Watch their Tumblr for fashionable foresight and an insider look at the current trending designers.
While Nowness is undoubtedly a source for overall culture, they provide such a style-focused vision, it was impossible to deny their inclusion on this list. Looking backwards and forwards at the same time, Nowness has a way of invigorating and grounding the viewer.
Fashion designer Rachel Comey is all about vintage with a rock-and-roll edge. Tumbling for her resembles a reflection of her design aesthetic. The vibe it emits is almost an “enter at your own risk” feel; either way, you will be exposed to eclectic juxtapositions and unexpected designs.
If you’re a designer, this is a haven. Curated by Jennifer Parry Dodge, a textile and clothing designer herself, the vibrant hues and textures harbored within her Tumblr are almost unbelievable to the eye, particularly for a web-based platform.
Lost In Fiber
Environmental fiber artist Abigail Doan has a way with conjuring up the most lovely, calming, serene images from across the web. Her collage of imagery consistently conjures feelings of self and its relationship with the environment.
When you’re willing to be wowed by the handmade, custom creations of designers near and far, It’s Couture says it all in the name. Showcasing solely couture fashion, the intricacies and embellishments will take your breath away.
Who knew accessorizing could be this glorious? Through inspiration from her grandmother and family’s involvement in the estate jewelry industry for generations, Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost creates one-of-a-kind pieces using unexpected combinations of vintage and antique pieces. Be it chandelier crystal, forgotten keys, or show buckles, Salzer’s aesthetic of new and old and stories left untold is exhibited throughout her Tumblr.
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