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post #46 of 70
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
This has got to be among the most hideous womens' style trends, probably second only to chopping off all their hair and looking like boys.
You mean, except for Halle Berry and Steve McQueen's wife, right?

Neile & Steve
post #47 of 70
And Emma Watson and Natalie Portman and Julianne Nicholson.
post #48 of 70
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
This has got to be among the most hideous womens' style trends, probably second only to chopping off all their hair and looking like boys.
I love short hair styles, very refreshing from the usual blah straightened long hair that everyone has.
post #49 of 70
shocker: only women of above average attractiveness can get away with anything in fashion that defies conventions and traditional notions of beauty
post #50 of 70
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Originally Posted by juliank View Post
shocker: only women of above average attractiveness can get away with anything in fashion that defies conventions and traditional notions of beauty

Women above average attractiveness can get away with wearing anything, everything or nothing.
post #51 of 70
Ehh, I don't know: I'm really tired of skinny clothes though.
post #52 of 70
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You mean, except for Halle Berry and Steve McQueen's wife, right?
We could sit here all day and list off girls that actually pull it off, but the fact of the matter is that they're all either attractive enough where they can pull off pretty much anything or they're simply just the exception to the rule. Most girls can't pull it off, and go from looking reasonably attractive to absolutely hideous. Then all their stupid girl friends do nothing but compliment her on how "cute" her new look is and she feels validated about it. It's dumb. BTW I would have gone with:
post #53 of 70
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
We could sit here all day and list off girls that actually pull it off, but the fact of the matter is that they're all either attractive enough where they can pull off pretty much anything or they're simply just the exception to the rule. Most girls can't pull it off, and go from looking reasonably attractive to absolutely hideous. Then all their stupid girl friends do nothing but compliment her on how "cute" her new look is and she feels validated about it. It's dumb.

BTW I would have gone with:




+ 1

Esp the part about her stupid "you go grrrl" friends when it's most obvious she just went from looking cute to unattractive. FB is rife with this shit.
post #54 of 70
Never. It's an upcoming trend right now, but for WOMEN. I really don't see Bootcut jeans make a solid comeback. Nothing can beat the Slim-Fit Era that we're currently in...
http://urbanaesthetics.tumblr.com/
post #55 of 70
Fashion trends become big when clothing fads tap into the Zietgeist. At least among well educated, urbane people who like the symbolic value of clothing. Workwear was incredibly popular because of the "simplicity" "austerity" and "masculinity" inherent in the style, especially given the state of the economy. I think a post-recession climate will push towards a "stylish minimalism" thats less european and more "american" in aesthetic (I'm thinking about Apple aesthetics). Still austere, but understated and sophisticated in it's simplicity. Designers like Ervell and Sander, which are common here, will start seeing a greater popularity. Personally, I see the gap being in a perfect position to take advantage of this shift, if it can recognize the hallmarks of this neomodernist aesthetic (small collars, shrunken/cropped jackets, knits) and capitalize it ala Jcrew's boots-denim-flannel double-down. Fast Fashion, on the other hand, will discover margiela-esque cool and push tha in the same way it pushed Slimaine-ripoffs for the past couple years. Unless a plague breaks out, then post apocalyptic wear will become popular.
post #56 of 70
GN I don't see how "stylish minimalism" is an "American aesthetic" as opposed to a "European aesthetic".

And I think that a clothing trend "taps into the zeitgeist" to the extent that a bunch of good marketing copy says so.

And I don't think the Gap is ever going to be able to take advantage of anything.

But good post though. Please feel free to convert me through force of argument & cash gifts.

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Originally Posted by UrbanAesthetics View Post
Never. It's an upcoming trend right now, but for WOMEN. I really don't see Bootcut jeans make a solid comeback. Nothing can beat the Slim-Fit Era that we're currently in...
http://urbanaesthetics.tumblr.com/

Dude it's amazing how little perspective you have on fashion.
post #57 of 70
I base this on next to nothing but I feel mellowfellow's silhouette will be the next male silhouette with a relaxed thigh and even taper.
post #58 of 70
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post
You mean, except for Halle Berry and Steve McQueen's wife, right?

O/T - I found Steve McQueen's hands and shoes imprint over at Mann's Chinese Theater. He wears size 11.
post #59 of 70
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
Fashion trends become big when clothing fads tap into the Zietgeist. At least among well educated, urbane people who like the symbolic value of clothing. Workwear was incredibly popular because of the "simplicity" "austerity" and "masculinity" inherent in the style, especially given the state of the economy.

I think a post-recession climate will push towards a "stylish minimalism" thats less european and more "american" in aesthetic (I'm thinking about Apple aesthetics). Still austere, but understated and sophisticated in it's simplicity. Designers like Ervell and Sander, which are common here, will start seeing a greater popularity. Personally, I see the gap being in a perfect position to take advantage of this shift, if it can recognize the hallmarks of this neomodernist aesthetic (small collars, shrunken/cropped jackets, knits) and capitalize it ala Jcrew's boots-denim-flannel double-down.

Fast Fashion, on the other hand, will discover margiela-esque cool and push tha in the same way it pushed Slimaine-ripoffs for the past couple years.

Unless a plague breaks out, then post apocalyptic wear will become popular.

Summary of predictions....

1. American fashion will become more American and less European, as embodied by Apple's minimalist aesthetics.

2. Yet paradoxically Fast Fashion will head towards a look resembling Margiela.

3. And The Gap will profit heavily from these new trends!

While I admire the audacity of trying to combine all these concepts together, your arguments need more analysis and fewer grand predictions. I will admit I've occasionally written some crazy shit here myself, but this is really over the top and trying too hard to sound intellectual. Please try again, I'm sure you can do better.
post #60 of 70
Summary, with less writing 1) "Less is more" will be more popular in the way workwear is popular, but right now less-is-more iin a way that is sophisticated rather than boring is a little bit hard to do given the price and availability of current minimalistic offerings (Jil/APC/Ervell, everything i see on selectism) 1a) Workwear was popular in part because of the recession and in part because it was "easy to do." 1b) Design minimalism as a sort of modernism is I think a "thing" now but isn't "easy to do" as a fashion statement in same way that workwear is. 2) Fast fashion is always making trashy "cool" clothing but will steal from margiela instead of heidi-era dior 3) The gap has been selling unadorned basics for a while so it might be able to capitalize on #1 by being more uniqlo/+J.
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