Wednesday, October 01, 2008
I was flipping through some photos from Fashion Week in Paris and most of the runway shows looked nice and familiar and what I have grown to be accustomed to. Then, I saw the photos of the Manish Arora show and I just can't figure it out. Are people actually going to wear these clothes? I mean honestly, I just don't see too many people at the grocery store or standing in line at the bank wearing these kinds of clothes and remember, I live in LA. Bobby Trendy lives here. I have seen awful.
I think that perhaps they are supposed to represent an idea or something, but then what is the point of taking all the time and energy and money and creativity to make something that is only an inspiration for derivative works from these styles? It would seem to me that your time would be better spent actually making what you think should be worn rather than just wasting all of your money on some clown clothes and mime makeup.
I realize that as a guy, and a fairly ignorant one when it comes to fashion, that most of these outfits would be laughed off the Project Runway stage, yet they have an entire collection during Paris Fashion Week.
So, I guess what I need from any of you who can explain is what the hell is the purpose of these outfits, and if any of you would wear them as is.