From my point of view…looking at fashion is an interesting habit or occupation.
There is nothing in particular that makes fashion better or worse…more phenomenal or less phenomenol. obviously if you pay more attention to trends you will get more out of fashion in general…but why is that.
Do some people ever find fashion outside of a study or obsession and why is that casual person going to get so much out of their experience.
Is this why the world runs on a seven day week so that the casual observer can get a glimpse of the fashion system…logic of trends and production of media info.
Because some people may never think of fashion…does the media interpret that in any way? Is there fashion wthout lights on it and why does that fashion remain fashionable …or observable by the casual observer.
I have been working on a quilting project which has got me thinking a lot about heirlooms and how the past effects fashion.
Like what does someones history make them create or wear…or their blood lines. how does the art come out of the past and integrate into the present.
Or how do we know what is discarded in changing identities…modern. What makes it so…is freshness frugality etc etc.
I would like to discuss at what point storage becomes fashion.
How can clothes prevent waste/waist.
What is the preclusion that associates space with travel and how can i get my fashion to arrive me in style.
What types of art are fiber-free and which artists will autotrope art all together.
Where will my clothing find me
Where will my surroundings find my clothing.
Do these questions preclude waterproofness.
I never can tell if nudists like clothing. i think models must be the most up to date on clothing.
I think nudists would like clothes more if they were someone elses.
Would clothes like nudists…i don’t think they would have a “like” perspective. maybe aversion.
Nudists and models probably at least may not like the same clothes.
Fashion almost seems more about the generation/creation of it than the item itself…i mean it can almost be less and less about the item and more and more about how it was made. half of that is what goes into brand marketing anyways or prestigous jobs in a factory.
The only way that people are going to locate their garment/brand of choice is by looking for it and that takes all kind of approaches such as targeting a price…a demographic…a style …and or store.
Unless they just happen upon something they love…they might have to source a product by the material its made of or where its made etc. Etc.
So naturally media is changing…guided by search engines and access to infinite amounts of information. we are all geared to have perfect access to self expression and the styles we need and love.
Starting this business has been a really interesting foray into hand sewing. i have always been a fan of handsewing…i think of it more craftly than persay machine sewing. this may be an artistic call may be a bias.
I have never invested that much money into machine sewing and most of the machines i was given or bought ended up malfunctioning past the point of my ability to fix them at the time.
Handsewing has worked for me in quilting as well as in my avant garde clothes making. i have had some concern about the strength of the stitching and whether it will hold up under wear etc.
Let me explain my assessment of the strength of a handsewn garment, as it was a concern for me…perhaps the shopper has similar predication.
I have worn a few of phader ewaw designs both with them ripping and with them not ripping. usually they rip if i wear them very tight and not if i wear them loose. i also find this with clothing i buy that is manufactured..even expensive stuff…sometimes garments will rip even on first wearing…sometimes not from being too tight.
But some of the stuff won’t rip that easily that is hansewn and can be worn pretty tight. i guess all clothing requires a certain amount of handle couture or not.
Phader ewaw does not seem to be less strong structurally than other brands and certainly because its handmade some mass production type mistakes are avoided. though if seam rips do occur they can be fixed very easily with a thread and needle, which is nice.
So during my time sewing as a couture dress-maker, garment-maker i have come to find myself getting to knowhow to make these garments work on their own.
I just love couture because it is hand sewn and in this case hand patterened. getting the garment feel and “cast” is like nothing else when doing this process.
Because couture is known as a lined garment…i had to take real creative license when choosing to make things unlined. i feel like couture often is about how the body is under the outer layer or design. i feel that inmodern day couture unlined garments are just as couture because of the way the body is positioned to be unlayered…in fashion.
As some of the modern lingerie is more of a fashion statement rather than a couture accessorie…i figured layers are fine however the modern dresser is more likely to do this layering as choice or creative attiring rather than the dressmaker.
This is very much the fun of life due to the fact that our clothing choices are innumerable, the figure is exquisite and the under garment/lining can be positioned or not by the wearer.
When assesing this process ii find that it is not an economic perfunction but really more of a way to connectthe visual aspect to the personal style, not simply a layered dress but a way to access that mode…ie couture/fashion as an irresistable interactionwith multiple garments.