The Blonds on How Their Tarantino Obsession Influenced FW 2016
The Blonds’ latest collection was inspired in part by the strung out and sexy heroines of Quentin Tarantino films.
When we found this out, we just had to know more about the connections between The Blonds FW 2016 collection and some of our favorite films, like “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown,” “Inglourious Basterds,” and more.
So we asked The Blonds all about their Tarantino obsession and even compared it to our own. Here are their answers, in all their unfiltered, caps-locked glory.
Your show was partially inspired by the Tarantino girl — I’m obsessed with this! Can you tell us a little bit about your personal connection to Tarantino’s films and his typical girls? Which Tarantino heroine made you fall in love with him/his female stars?
WE’RE OBSESSED WITH FILM! AND WE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE HEROINES OF ALL OF QUENTIN TARANTINO’S FILMS. BOTH TARANTINO AND GREGG ARAKI HAVE AN INCREDIBLE EYE FOR CASTING. FOR THIS PARTICULAR COLLECTION HOWEVER, JULIETTE LEWIS AS MALLORY KNOX [in “Natural Born Killers”] WAS A PERFECT INSPIRATION. LIKE MALLORY KNOX VS MARILYN MONROE VS LISA BONET AND 90s RAVE CULTURE…
“Pulp Fiction” is most people’s favorite Tarantino movie, and if you pay attention, so much of the action revolves around keeping the women happy and satisfied with their men. Does this relate to your philosophy at all?
THE WOMEN IN THE FILMS ARE DEFINITELY THE ONES IN CONTROL IN A WORLD THAT IS COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL. THIS IS OUR GIRL FOR THE SEASON: WHETHER IT’S DIRECT OR SUBCONSCIOUS IS UP TO THE VIEWER. THOUGH FOR THE MOST PART IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A FUN, GLAMOROUS TRIP INTO OUR VERSION OF WONDERLAND.
Can you give a few specific examples of where this influence showed up in the collection?
THE MUSICAL SCORE AND STYLING DEFINITELY. THE COLOR PALLETTE AND DRUG REFERENCES.
What do all Tarantino girls have in common & how did this come across in your show?
THEY ARE ALL LIKE SUPER HEROES BUT MORE REAL, HOWEVER THEIR REALITY IS HEIGHTENED. THEY HAVE A PAST, A PERSONALITY AND POWER!
What are the stylistic hallmarks of a Tarantino heroine & how did this come across in your show?
THE SHOW WAS VERY STYLIZED AND SIGNATURE BLONDS, AS WITH THE ANTI-HEROINES DEPICTED IN THE FILMS WE LOVE THEY HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL LOOK ALL THEIR OWN.
IN TERMS OF STYLING THE CLOTHES, THIS WAS MORE LIKE ARAKI’S NOWHERE, DOOM GENERATION AND LIVING END VIBES… WITH A LITTLE GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES AND MADONNA’S MATERIAL GIRL VIDEO THROWN IN!
Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction is of course the go-to Tarantino style icon — can you tell us a lesser known Tarantino heroine who is just as good of a style icon? Where/how does she factor into this collection?
OMG, UMA THURMAN IN PULP FICTION AND ROSE MCGOWAN IN DOOM GENERATION ARE LIKE EVERYTHING!!! THERE ARE SO MANY! PAM GRIER IN JACKIE BROWN, DARYL HANNAH AND VIVICA A. FOX, LUCY LIU AND CHIAKI KURIYAMA IN KILL BILL, ROSE MCGOWAN IN PLANET TERROR, PATRICIA ARQUETTE IN TRUE ROMANCE..HELLO! SALMA HAYEK IN FROM DUSK TILL DAWN AND ROSANNA ARQUETTE IN PULP FICTION! IT IS SERIOUSLY A DREAM CASTING EVERYTIME !!!
What’s your number-one Tarantino film and why?
THERE’S NO WAY WE COULD POSSIBLY ANSWER THAT!