Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Rainbow Road


Fashion as an industry is coming to embrace the art aesthetic and draw upon contemporary artists for inspirational ideas and collaboration. The more is more approach has penetrated fashion's inner circles and intense, saturated hues have their place alongside pastel tones. I love this celebration of colour whether it be a professional photo shoot from a glossy mag or the humble Tumblr post. It all breeds creativity and allows the formation of new ideas but more importantly suggests that getting dressed can be a form of art. Nothing depresses me more than seeing a sea of sweatpants, denim jeans and leggings when I leave the house and although people are more mindful of what they wear at university I still feel uninspired. Occasionally someone will have a really interesting pair of pants or their hair will be an unusual colour but those people are rarities in the landscape of an entire campus of students. I wonder when exactly people stopped caring what they looked like (or has society always had this nonchalant attitude?) and simply dressed in order to be deemed 'acceptable'. I hope this isn't just a passing trend and that this new artistic flair takes hold and brings about new discussions regarding the fashion industry.

1- Daizy Lemonade. 2- The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). 3- Makeup by Pat McGrath for Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 2011. 4a, b- unknown, c- Kristine Frøseth by Willy Vanderperre in AnOther Magazine Spring/Summer 2014. 5a- unknown, b, c- MUGLER S/S 13. 6- Cate Blanchett by Ryan McGinley for Porter #6 Winter Escape 2014. 7- Sasha Luss by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Russia, Jan 2014.
8- ‘Processed Views’, Colorful Landscapes Made of Junk Food. 9a- Harleth Kuusik for Valentino Resort 2015 & b- Excerpt from Līva Kandevica's comic in š! #19 ‘Mathematics’. 10- unknown. 11. 12a, b, c. 13.

11 comments:

  1. Love this post! Everything you said was amazing, and I absolutely agree. I think people should wear a lot more colour and have fun with fashion more. You've inspired me :)

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    1. thanks Melissa! Even if I just reach one person it makes this worthwhile endeavor (while also reinforcing my ideas about personal style)

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  2. I love the photos, very nice inspiration. You have great style! <3

    XX www.laurenlouvaine.com

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  3. Yes yes yes!! Totally feeling these vibes, especially since it's so cold I've been using extra color so it's not so dead. And this is just my overall go-to colors ;-)

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    1. yaas girl! I find it's always so hard to dress colorfully in Winter- everyone I see on the streets is wearing black and everyone just looks like one bloobbb...
      but when I do see someone who uses colour and texture it's like the highlight of my day and fills me with good energy!

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  4. I totally agree that 90% of the people i see wear boring clothes. Thank god we have this blogging community to look back on!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. i love these photos and the whole idea of making clothing based on the belief in wearable art. i remember reading a while ago about that whole theme being really ubiquitous in the spring 2014 shows (chanel had dresses that looked like paint palettes, prada's clothes were covered in street art)- and i've always loved it because it adds evidence to the complex relationship between art and fashion.

    i feel like the tendency of people to want to just wear sweatpants and hoodies and not really put a lot of work into that is because of a lot of preconcieved notions of what it means to get dressed. people don't have time to pick out clothes (even if getting dressed in this certain way makes them feel happier and more confident)- and don't worry about it because it seems like something that's frivolous, it seems like something that won't affect your life; and I guess that idea is what needs to change clothes are important.

    // kani
    velveteenstyle,blogspot.com

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    1. it totally makes sense about spring 2014's attraction towards bold and primary colours which seemingly came out of nowhere. would love to read the article for myself if you have the link handy :)

      what's a problem in overcoming this culture is the fact that those people wearing tracksuit and hoodies are often the ones heckling those who dared to be different. And prominent fashion bloggers are getting 'fashion-shamed' across things like snapchat and Twitter.
      Not only do we have to worry about the everyday people in our lives being dismissive, but social media is also being weaponised against us

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    2. i'm really happy i checked back on this post by chance, because i totally agree: it's as if the second you decide to dress however you want, it means that you're "looking for attention", especially being a girl, when people are shocked that you don't make every decision about what to put on your body specifically for the purpose of making yourself more attractive to men.

      here's the link to the article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303725404579459503054211692

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    3. Thanks so much Kani, women definitely get dismissed for who they are and how they dress as compared to men especially during events such as fashion week.
      It's important to be open minded about how we perceive others, and encourage them if we see something we like or just want to applaud their courage.

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  6. Love this post !! so many colors :)

    millie-loves.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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