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i thought it might be read that way. well i tried to qualify with "closest being absurd rumors of" so i agree that's better than where2kop at every turn and the sole objective (in terms of discussing what is presented in the waywt discussion thread) being how to tweak an outfit to increase it's thumbsupacqusitioning potential etc etc ... but it's still baseless and speculative at best, resulting from laziness i suspect. it's not that hard to do a little research before tossing an idea out there and it would lead to more fruitful discussion. else we're all just a bunch of sinnedks

but there are few threads that capture interest from any perspective other than sheer consumption. that's fine if it's what the people want -- we support the people, the dictator is gone, long live the dictator !

since i've been reflecting a lot (though i think self-reflective meta analytical nature of a forum is yet another indication of its stagnation or in a sense isolation, content now comes from exclusively recycling what others present rather than taking in new perspectives, but at least synthèse provides a refreshing approach to this)


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now I am trying to conjure a representation of myself that can serve as a baseline for creating even cooler stuff in the future

once upon a time i posited what i thought was a nonsensical idea about our attempts to do this, fuzzy manifestations of ideal forms we have in our heads. maybe that's along the same lines of what you're getting at here ...


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This is, to me, the most interesting question about clothing/culture and something I think about more often as it relates to my own dress. Am I adding to or stripping away? Within western tailored clothing I feel like the window for doing either is pretty limited.

In a way I would say that with traditional clothing in Nigeria, most of the time it is pretty limiting. You are either dressed up in pomp and finery for some big event, or trying to be low-key and not have to think about what you are wearing that day, just throw on a top, matching pants and sandals and you are good to go for most social encounters. Pretty much the same as with Western tailored clothing I would say. This is why I think fashion can be so exciting, it provides a lot more opportunities for other types of presentation. Sometimes one is not interested in being "formal" or "casual" but wants to look interesting and a bit outside the typical social classifications available.

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shah, you're just sounding cranky now. i'd say discussions of who might take over where next are better than relentless posts about what someone bought/wants to buy, no?

something i think gets left out of the discussion about inspiration, which Ivwri sort of touches on in talking about making a mythology, is that, in addition to creating an image of ourselves that we like, we also try to create an image that we want other people to see. clothes send a message, a loud one if you don't dress like everyone around you. i always find that interesting. there's a lot of discussion of how people want to take from the world around them, but not so often discussion of what they want to put back out to the world.


Yeah most definitely. I use the word myth because it is a little bit more than just appearance I guess, but controlling the message your clothing sends out is a huge part of dressing up in the morning for me. I generally stand out in Lagos due to all the black (that "particular" sort of black) and the volume of the clothing, not to mention the shoes. However, I try to make sure that the vibes I am sending out are not just "Look at how unique and different from you lot I am!", but more that I took a lot of time to think about what I wear on a day-to-day basis and that there is a story there. At the moment I am also trying to add an air of mystery to my look because I am working on a project at the moment that could do with all the buzz it can get. The more I stand out in this way, the better for me and it has actually worked far beyond my expectations so far, lol.

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once upon a time i posited what i thought was a nonsensical idea about our attempts to do this, fuzzy manifestations of ideal forms we have in our heads. maybe that's along the same lines of what you're getting at here ...



Yeah it is actually. There is definitely an ill-defined shape in my head and an ill-defined way the clothing should be moving that I try and emulate with what I have in my wardrobe. One of the things I quite like about Aitor's sketches are the fact that his characters sort of key into and add to these vague mental impressions I have knocking about in my head. It's like looking at Irving Penn's portrait of Marcel Duchamp and thinking about the amount of cool collectedness he exudes in it and wanting to inhabit that somehow and translating that into shapes and movements and colours (or shades).
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At the moment I am also trying to add an air of mystery to my look because I am working on a project at the moment that could do with all the buzz it can get. The more I stand out in this way, the better for me and it has actually worked far beyond my expectations so far, lol.

Haha. It's a good point though. That mythology and story you're creating is like a personal form of branding. In fact, I would argue that it's not like branding, it is branding. That sounds cynical because of the association branding has with commerce, but I don't mean it to. I think it's just a natural part of dealing with other people. People are always going to make judgments and assumptions about you. Your clothes are just one of countless ways to influence those judgments and assumptions and gain a little control over them. Everyone on here knows that, but I feel like people are sometimes reluctant to admit it because it sounds like manipulation, or worse, vanity, like it's wrong to want people to see you in a certain way. But I think it's something we all think about when we get dressed in the morning or imagine how we want to look.
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Oh yeah most definitely!

Presentation is all about how you want others to perceive you and I fully embrace that aspect of clothing, hehe. It is one of the main reasons I decided to pay a bit more attention to how I dressed again after losing interest in design and clothing after I was done with university. The good thing though is that acting and dressing a certain way can also influence my mood and perception of things which means I can also gain a little bit of control over myself as well, which is the major pull for me.
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i can see that. how could you not also feel relaxed all day wearing yohji? smile.gif
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Inspired by alot of Louise Bourgeois' fabric works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few years ago I came to terms with the fact that I am not a true minimalist. It used to bug me alot that I wasn't able to convey the same concepts that Helmut Lang and Robert Ryman could. I have always been into reduction, but could never express it in execution. I still love alot of those guys but I am now aware of my own form of expression. It's funny the unexpected roads you take once you start your artistic journey. I like color.. alot. I love exploring it different combinations... and chances are that I will never be a minimalist... at least on the surface. And I am cool with that. 


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This all seems really good right now.
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Source for the first series of photos?

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Luxe knit jammies by Senyor Pablo. warning some nsfw stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here's something I kinda picked up recently. I remember seeing this picture of this editorial inspired by the soloist, I don't really remember what site it's from but maybe someone here knows. It really kinda led me to this website of how over time as society has grown and technology has expanded we've started to lose a lot of our culture.




These two images really made me think of those last few tribesman who still are around and are almost secluded living as they have been hundreds to thousands of years.





http://www.beforethey.com/#before-they-pass-away
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First two pics are from an editorial by Stephen Mann / Neil Bedford for Inventory Magazine #7 2012

Third pic is 1980s Issey Miyake
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Went and saw "Her" this weekend and the fashion of the movie was really inspiring. It seemed to be aligned with Dana Lee/Ervell/Opening Ceremony 's aesthetic. I suppose that would be why OC did a line for the movie; although, IMO the movie's fashion is way better than the OC line. Hard to find good pictures at the moment-




And for those interested- an interview with the costume designer.
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