art deco etc

I am reading this book that seems to be having some art deco themes…and i wanted to write about how that relates to fashion. each piece of fashion is going to relate to different art categories in different ways and for different reasons according to ones interpretation on social scale. art deco is definately a theme…sometimes of architecture but descriptively of really anything that maintains those characteristics.

Other themes… Practical art…art noveau….high art…romantic art…prehistoric art…modernist…deconstructionist…acid test art etc. how does fashion relate to these types of art. is the fashion meant to gain access into the museum of shall the fashion become to museum. is the fashion meant to be part of the stage or to set the stage.

I love to hear about this because fashion…especially on the runway is quite visual and objective but it is fun to think about how the fashion of the experience is demonstrated and what that does for the wearer.

shopping and fashion

One of my favorite topics is the connection between shopping and fashion…why…because of what one wears when going to the store. i love going in a place and seeing what people wear. i just stood in line next to two monks wearing robes. some of the other fashion items were like sweaters and things. sometimes i notice more than others what people are wearing…blogging about it has proven to be fun.

But i mean…i buy clothes to go to the store in…usually the grocery store…but also totally fun to dress up to go clothes shopping and such…wear an iconic peice to maintain your best sense of judgement…something casual so not to be distracted and forget what you need. Or a special label to fit in with people who wear it as well.

Very certain shopping is a place to wear fashion or express yourself through clothing and being seen even if your favorite fashion is the non fashion non locus look. And perhaps for the more practical it may be dressing to blend in and not stand out…stay warm and on your feet…be bright and pleasant…my thoughts

work fashion

Work fashion is a totally interesting concept. i realized i think so much about working clothes when i saw this waitresses clothes…nothing very striking…black pants and shirt and striped shrug.

She was pretty thin…did not catch the shoes.

There is office wear, wait staff wear, construction wear, art world wear. etc. i always wonder if what people wear to work is nice for them…i simply can’t stand uniforms…but don’t have a super problem with office attire.

We spend some time in our work outfits so i wonder how or not this defines a person. do they choose the attire or the job. i think i decided to home work because i didnt want to bother myself with a dress code.

So fashion is fun because you can kind of dissasociate from all of that.

haute couture!!

Haute couture is basically the same thing as regular fashion besides that its french and means high fashion. i love this term because it really implies the sense of having made IT fashion anon.

High fashion i guess i would regard a bit from a lot of different levels…i like thinking about it in terms of how the whole piece looks and the air about it. some people may think about it as ball gowns on runways but i also think about personal expression on all levels…where you shop…what you think…who your neighbors are and what you do.

It is for me a term about creativity itself…the highest art whatever that means to oneself. i guess for nudists its not an art term but i really think its a term for best presentation.

fashion!!

Wow fashion is so interesting to me. it seems to run the gamut between being a total status thing meant for the uber rich to being a complete free form set of self expression. i have always been into fashion in some form or another.

Furthermore handmade fashion and diy stuff is this whole other world included. that is like where people get really free form. but there is like this whole science to it…i want to transform what ive bought into something more personal.

Then you have fashion v. Apparel. is clothing fashionable…fashion is the end of apparel and vice versa. i dont know i guess the fashion is a part of the runway…the apparel is about the clothing. its pretty easy to deconstruct endlessly but fashion must really be about style.

And self expression…a total genre unto the chosen outfit.

hold

when i create a garment i do think about its hold. i like a bit of structure (i think a lot of couturies are totally all about structure) but my real fascination is with hold. furthermore i think this is where the real innovation in fashion comes from

with my knits i make them tight enough to stay in place. i think this adds to the comfort and makes sure that your garment is seen as a fashion item.

with other items especially skirts i utilize the natural curve of the waist and the garment waist to induce a good hold on the body. i also use this formula with some of the strapless dresses or include a tie to hold on the body.

construction of garments

the construction of garments is important for a lot of reasons and in a lot of ways. the durability design and style will all be shown in the construction. i like to think about my garment construction in terms of how it will be worn, what the construction will do for the overall feel and how i can make it interesting and manageable for the wearer.

if the construction is good the garment will be durable. meaning if the sewing and knitting thread is tied off and not loose…the product will not unravel. each piece is in place properly and the hems are designed with that in mind. this contributes to the style…my clothes arent like wearing a sheet of plastic that will rip through…they are all handcrafted items.

depending on how the garment will be worn effects the construction a lot. if the item will be worn every day or to special events….street wear or home wear…those will all effect how its constructed and how then it will be worn. construction is a great topic for the real fashion obsessed because it gives a sense of how the clothes were made…factory or whatnot…handsewn or whatnot. this gives each item a specific feel. i make my stuff at home but i work as if its a factory. everything is done by hand, so this contributes to the asthetic. and i really feel this construction connects the wearer to the garment in a good way…the item is fashionable noteworthy (and may be a conversation piece) but is relatively humble and suitable.