One of the reasons that I am growing more and more fond of Rudi Gernreich as an artist is his willingness to challenge norms and push the envelope, and follow his passion.
The above photo demonstrates one of Rudi's better known designs. It his his idea of a bikini minus the top, making this what became known as the "monokini."
I chose this as my piece for the blog post this week because of its boldness and its fashion forward look. I appreciate the creativity and design, but more so, I appreciate Rudi's drive to create something new, never done before. To create something that might ruffle some feathers and shake free some of the boring notions of what style and fashion could be.
Rudi was a pioneer in fashion and activism; I thought the "monokini" might highlight his trailblazer type of outlook for those out there reading.