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The StyleForum Runway & High Fashion Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by KingJulien, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    I forgot how fucking good this fall's Missoni was. Did this hat make it to production anywhere??

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  2. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Seeing how last year hats were on yoox, I'm going to guess they did.
     
  3. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Because why not



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  4. snake

    snake Senior member

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    That reminds me I really ought to grab a copy of belgian fashion design.
     
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  5. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Been thinking about making a book thread
     
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  6. conceptual 4est

    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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    Viral marketing prior to the release of The Matrix
     
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  7. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    It's weird that those fashion shows feel so old -- not outdated but just so far away from now -- whereas music or films like the Matrix don't. It's just a completely separate time continuum. Maybe that's just me.
     
  8. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Here's something


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  9. the shah

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    don't forget your three Rs of fashion: reduce, reuse, recycle
     
  10. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Tout à fait.

    Pic is from 1982 btw.

    Might've already been posted in the other thread

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  11. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    Because you can get the Matrix on Blu Ray in HD. Look at the photography in the pics you posted - they're grainy; the colors are deadened; they're like 24x10 resolution. Makes it feel like it's from another era when it was only 15 years ago.
     
  12. the shah

    the shah Senior member

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    [moved to a more relevant place]

    returned to irrelevance

    i didn't think it was high fashion or runway but just tangential. anyway, saw this in ivwri's blog, I'm not sure of what value this book is but I found this section interesting:

     
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  13. sipang

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    No this is the relevant place, what are you doing !
     
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  14. conceptual 4est

    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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    Quote: From A History of Future Cities, by Daniel Brook
     
  15. pickpackpockpuck

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    re: Shah's quote of that book excerpt - Interesting. Seems the "elite" creating the "critical fashion discourse" are only the elite because they have a pulpit to shout from, which signals that they have some authority even if in reality they don't know squat, and because people believe them. For example, you post an opinion on a tumblr page that 10 people look at and it's just your opinion; you post the identical words on gq.com and suddenly it carries a great deal of weight, because it's reaching a large audience which assumes gq has some kind of knowledge they don't. Their authority consists in having a large number of people think they have power/expertise/whatever, and all that's required to geld the so-called elite is to recognize that their power/expertise/whatever is not absolute. (And the "elite" is generally not a monolith but a group of different people, often with different views, jockeying to prove they have that more of that power/expertise/whatever than the others in the group.)

    Also, fashion can still be seen as essentially local. It's whatever a community deems fashionable, which is how you get niches—they're just small communities. Today, the "community" is huge because of technology. The "Western" community spans from Australia to Europe to North America, which is kinda funny because you can see that the term "the West" no longer refers to a place but a way of thinking derived from the European heritage. Hell, even Japan and South Korea seem more "Western" than, say, Cuzco, Peru. But in a community that doesn't care about what the West's fashion elite says is fashion, you still see fashion, just defined according to that community's standards. The devastating "material, social, and physical consequences" suffered by the supposedly barbarous "Rest" only occur if the "Rest" consent—that is, if they concede that the Western elite actually has some authority. (Of course there are reasons why they consent stemming from imperialism...)

    ok, blah blah blah over...
     
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  16. the shah

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    thanks for humoring me, pppp
    i think what you're getting at is why i may have issues with the book in general. but even beyond the pulpit there's a sense of putting down that which differs. you've to look at the forums to see this, SF making fun of SZ, MC (*ehem* CM) calling SWD childish costumed basement dwellers / SWD calling them wanna-be iGent ballers stuffing into suits day in and day out without recognition of its snapshot 1950s ideal, everyone making fun of people at the mall, ... , maybe this is all self-reassurance that the said group is right. assume an identy (c4est) and convince yourselves it's right.
     
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  18. brad-t

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    i can't read this shit
     
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  19. Urthwhyte

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    If you're a subscriber to the theories put forth by Benedict Anderson in his seminal work, the 'putting down that which differs' is both fundamental and endemic to generating and sustaining a group identity.
     
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