While searching through my old sketches looking for stuff that I could hastily throw together for the sixth in my Star Trek: Voyages That Never Were posts (because I couldn't think what else to do), I came across some ideas for T-shirts and jackets that I'd sketched about fifteen years ago. I hesitate to call them fashion - long-time readers can attest to my challenges in that department - so let's just stick to alternate universe items of apparel!
|I still like this zip-hemmed T-shirt and - if I had the body - I'd wear it now,|
cries of "Mutton!" be damned!
As you can see, zips played a large part in these designs. Along with a skin-tight/form-fitting, tailored look.
At the time I came up with these, I was a regular at Norwich's gay club scene (but not a dancing queen), which may account for the skin-tight T-shirts with their sheer-fabric panels etc? I thank the gods I was too lazy to actually make one of these things and wear it out. For a start, I didn't quite have the body of the invisible models displaying them here!
|The shoulders of this T-shirt would have been opaque, while the front & back panels would be sheer. The six small circles are eyelets, and there are ten more in the centre of the back.|
|Another panelled T-shirt, and a shark-inspired long-sleeve shirt.|
|A sketch of the shark gill shirt.|
|An overlapping sketch of a shirt and shark gill jacket.|
|The separate jack and shirt.|
|Be-Zippered casual jackets. My favourite is the one on the left.|
|The design sketches for the be-Zippered jackets.|
Right. That's it for now. You may be pleased to hear that I found nothing worth posting Star Trek-wise, so there'll be no Voyages That Never Were VI any time soon.