Oh snap, haven't seen that video, thanks for the heads up I suppose there are always time limitations, especially considering the frenzy of fashion week, so maybe you can send them out one at a time if you only have 24 looks, but with 48 you have to send them out in an overlapping stream. But yes, I'd much rather see them walk out relaxed (especially with Yohji), than storm in and out looking grumpy. I'm not sure when grumpy became synonymous with 'serious' fashion, although then again, I guess if the models at one of the more aggressive Rick shows came out smiling it would look rather odd. Fashion is consumed in such a disposable manner, and here I mean in the sense of visual consumption alone, that I do rather wish people would sit down and really take the time to watch and enjoy a show. I sometimes find that there are collections that do nothing for me in photographs, but having seen the runway show I feel more drawn to them. I suppose there is also a similar disconnect between runway and shopping rail too - how can you ever fully understand a garment without trying it on? It is why I rely on female friends trying on womenswear, or seeing it move on women, to get a better idea of the clothes. Things make sense in person that never quite do in photographs/videos or written description. But until there is a better way to represent fashion I suppose they will have to do - can't exactly try on every piece and every collection of every designer that takes my fancy!
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3/31/12 at 4:23am