This week in Paris Fashion

Old 03-03-2020, 05:38 AM
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The models all look so sad.

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Old 03-03-2020, 07:32 AM
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Sometimes I think the more outlandish they are, the more they are liked. Most of these creations are ugly. Who wears things like these? Or, more important, who would want to?
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Old 03-03-2020, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
Ha ha ha! I see your point.

Cheshirepat, could you explain what you mean by fashion not being literal?
Couple things, maybe I didn't state it very well (likely)... Fashion -especially the runway- in my thoughts/opinion is often about a 'mood' or a statement, an abstract concept or a reaction to some facet of what is going on in society/art/music =wherever the designer is taking their inspiration. It's a formal presentation of that concept. Models are not encouraged to grin at the audience, but 'perform' as the designer requests. Runway fashion is *art*, like any other. Designed for impact, not necessarily practicality. No one is expected to wear runway fashion out on the streets immediately (although I support a world where people could if they wish!) I think we'd need to delve into the designer's mind a little to see what this collection is about? This collection is themed on Noah's Ark - half the models are literally wearing animal masks, the see-through ones are kind of like another type of 'ears' perhaps. Maybe though it's just capricious, and well, that's ok too. Again, I don't think the designer is expecting to sell a million sheer animal hats. It's not to be used literally as seen on the runway...that's just for impact and drama. Same with runway makeup...you don't typically wear the looks seen 'as is' literally on the streets. You get inspired by the more dramatic example of what's seen on the runway, taken to a wearable, day-to-day look.

*I may have an inner fashion and makeup nerd*, lol...



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Old 03-03-2020, 09:31 AM
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Weird - I guess they’re running out of ideas
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Old 03-03-2020, 10:00 AM
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Here, maybe this collection would go over better?

https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/...xander-mcqueen
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Wow...I must really be getting old....what did I just see?!! (This coming from the girl who had a fight with her dad when she was leaving the house wearing a purple velour hot pants outfit, all one piece, stretchy top, long vest, with knee high white boots). It was 1970 after all!!
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Old 03-03-2020, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Cheshirepat View Post
Here, maybe this collection would go over better?

https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/...xander-mcqueen

Agreed Pat!
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:26 AM
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Well stated Cheshirepat. I work in a university department that includes fashion design and merchandising. I have seen many efforts of students trying to capture the concept of mood, art, and re-creating something new with basic garment construction. Always interesting. Often just weird, but consistently a fascinating visual experience. Seldom were the garments created for "street" wear as presented. But the concepts illustrated in the garments could be modified to make a street garment pop just a little and stand out from the ordinary. A number of our graduates now are working in New York or Chicago and have their own lines. This is a big deal for a young designer and acknowledgement of their creativity. Most grads are working within the "normal" fashion industry. That is were the jobs are and where the money is. It is the few and the highly gifted that create the fashions we saw that started this conversation.

And yes, I found more than one garment that I would wear in the show we saw. I also saw many that need to stay on the runway and as art pieces. Tee-Hee-Hee. Loved the eyes!

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I think the quotation is "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:17 AM
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Agreed Pat!
Glad you thought so, Chasing Hawk! What's funny is Alexander McQueen's work (when he was alive and designing it himself) had often been controversial and frequently made a stir. I thought this collection was neat in that it was partially inspired by a 19th century tailor's quilt. I think it's a lovely collection!

Thanks for the comment WMUTeach...how lucky to be able to watch young talent come through your doors!

Runway fashion is an art, not every flavor pleases everyone for sure, sandy I. I enjoy sharing some of the catalogs of shows with my own mom, and listening to her reactions as well. She sometimes surprises me with what she loves!
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