last season, a big NO to fashion's hectic pace. I'm still figuring out if i'll say NO aussi to s/s 09, which starts tomorrow in NYC.
Living in the 'other hemisphere' (the southern) , it gets specially hard to see how everybody up there is preparing for fall when i'm just starting to wear shorter hemlines and sandals. My local fashion week took place less than a month ago, but it predictively brought nothing new. Thinking of this lately brought me to wonder : should i conceive fashion as a seasonless phenomenon? What do i gain from observing clothes i'll never be able to get? (And then) Is the word 'inspiration' valuable in these cases? Finally, should i get knockoff gladiator sandals from a local designer ? (wtf, no way)
I knew these questions could lead to very complex theories and a lots of positions. Fashion itself can mean a zillion different things depending on who defines it. The key to answer my questions was to think on how it affects me in my actual circumstances, the person i am today. And all i could do then was return to a key term : inspiration.For me it IS about the inspiration i get from each look from each show. So my wish for the upcoming weeks is not related to more affordable clothes or winning the lottery, but to gain the dreamy substance which makes fashion so exciting. I may say i don't think NO as Viktor and Rolf, but MAYBE.
1 A person who derives sexual gratification from observing the naked bodies or sexual acts of others, especially from a secret vantage point.
2 An obsessive observer of sordid or sensational subjects.
I dare to say internet has turned most of us into voyeurs , we are like spies hiding behind 250.000 color screens, convulsively consuming information in the shape of images and words, getting acknowledged of the details of people living........14 000 miles away.
Now I'm pleased that you're reading these lines, falling into the game, thanks for still being here ! You are allowed to be my Russian spy as long as i get my mind spoken out loud here in the shape of
SORDID OR SENSATIONAL SUBJECTS
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons. 8 (...) 21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them.
let's start from the origins, shall we?