fashion

Vivienne Westwood: The whole 20th C was a mistake

May 5, 2012

Vivienne Westwood: The whole 20th C was a mistake

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.

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Stumbling upon NY Fashion Week by accident

September 12, 2011

Stumbling upon NY Fashion Week by accident

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.

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In the nomad style

October 26, 2010

In the nomad style

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.

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