Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Vivienne Westwood: The whole 20th C was a mistake

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Via The Guardian:  “A status symbol is a book… that’s status.” “Punk was just an excuse for people to run around…it was just a fashion that became a marketing opportunity.” “The whole 20th C was a mistake… throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” “Study art and you become a freedom fighter.” More from Westwood here.

“Wear a towel instead of a coat, it’s very chic.”

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Am tired of the Shit_____Says meme, but do look at Shit Vivienne Westwood Says anyway. It’s via the green fashion site Ecouterre. A few samples from it are reproduced here. Westwood’s design work has always been interwoven with politics and philosophy. I mean, this is true of everyone—aesthetics are always the thin end of the wedge of a philosophy that is always present whether admitted or not—but with Westwood it’s conscious and overt. …read more

Stumbling upon NY Fashion Week by accident

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I was there by accident. These people were not. Apparently it’s “anything goes” in fashion right now, but that’s been true for a while. Anyway, it’s never really “anything goes” – there are always those weird, arbitrarily-imposed rules. But it does feel like a confusing, shifting mishmash right now. Like the economy.

In the nomad style

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Every few years this romance of ethnic plus nomad comes back around. For a previous example, see 2008. This year it seems to have returned as the usual Siberian/Mongolian nomad style, but hybridized with a specific pastiche of ethnic costumes and craft embellishments. Fashion in the west loves to memorialize whatever is recently lost, especially if it’s lost thanks to the West’s own economic encroachments. Or, conversely, is it also …read more

Hunt & Gather, summer clothing sale at the Ouno studio

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

In Vancouver this weekend? Vancouver designer Natalie Purschwitz’s Hunt & Gather clothing line will be showing its late summer/early fall 2010 clothing at the Ouno studio this Saturday, August 7, 3-7 pm at 636 Keefer Street, a few blocks E. of Main. There will be skirts, dresses, tops, pants, jackets – come by and browse. I’m not sure if it’s Purschwitz’s experience in costume design, or just the architecture of her work, …read more

Test Pattern Dress by Douglas Coupland

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Doug Coupland (author of “Generation X” as well as an artist and designer) has done a line of casual clothes and accessories for the Canadian company Roots. The t-shirt dress is instantly classic. I bought one. Buy via USA or Canada sites.