The Knot

By Meredith Rimmer

knot2Fall Break 2013 started off to a rough start when both me and my best friend’s cars broke down and our San Antonio road trip sadly got cancelled. However, things soon turned around as we made a spontaneous trip to Austin to enjoy a weekend at ACL. Filled with music, culture, and fashion, ACL was not only the place to see new bands and artists emerge but also a placeknot3 where trends rose to surface. “Cool” was everywhere and it was difficult to select the few that were the true trendsetters, but guys and girls that appeared to have the essence of individualism were whom my camera captured.  It wasn’t apparent to me at first, however after examining the looks from my the chosen few, I was able to detect a unique way in which “the cool” wore their clothing. It might have been from the heat or maybe simply for the fact that they knotwanted to wear their clothing in a new way, but “the knot” was clearly evident as a developing trend for these ACL trendsetters. “The knot” was shown as a way to tie one’s skirt or dress to become a new high and low, a wrap to become an accent piece, our a top to become cropped and reveal the midriff. Weather or not the knot will become a trend or fad is unclear, however it is simple enough and can be transformed and applied to several areas of fashion that will let this style take its course.