I'm doing some brand identity and styling work for a band called Eclipse - they're a steel pan orchestra. Apart from bringing the v-i-b-e to the party, I love that they make a positive exchange with society. Eclipse has a core group that plays concerts and gigs, but they also perform as a community band that school children can join as an after-school activity.
I took inspiration from their name for their look - think the sun, stars, flares etc. Big, bold, fat shapes - circles, rectangles for maximum visual impact.I wanted each member to have a different outfit that reflected their personality somewhat. I had to think of a way of pulling their looks together without being too matchy-matchy. We had a short time-frame so I had to experiment quickly to find a technique that would work.
I used gold leaf to embellish t-shirts and a skirt. Not sure if my gilding efforts are dry-cleanable, but we had a short deadline and I fell back old tricks, viz., when in doubt, use tape - good ol' double-sided in this case.
Stickers. I love stickers. They're the perfect way to add shiny to an outfit - I wear them on my clothes all the time - it's fun and playful. Plus, brush them off after they lose their glue and your clothes are back to normal.