Inspiration




despite my personal ambitions for minimalism, often i am inspired by maximalism. it isn't that i become inspired to go over the top, not at all. my eye is still my eye, so within the chaos, i will still seek the simple - a color or a shape or a feeling. if a mood is effectively portrayed, i can take something from that. if my own taste or style is reflected back at me, i lose interest. i think i prefer that all the work not be done for me.

are your inspirations tangible or more unfamiliar?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i never thought of looking at a presentation like that runway show and seeing anything other than intimidating fashions. it's amazing to me that with your style, this over-the-top stuff appeals to you. i will have to pay more attention to things that i think "don't apply" to me. :)

GenX Theorist said...

I love the super-crazy fashion. I like asking the question of why - why do we think this is so "crazy"? What if this were normal daily streetwear in our culture. (Sorry, I'm an INTP, I just have to go to that re-arranging reality place;))

But really, it hearkens back to my childhood fantasy of what people would wear in "the YEAR 2000". Surely, I thought, there would be space-age materials, bodysuits and high boots. (aka Balenciaga sp. 2007). So it's kind of disappointing that here we are in 2007 and there are still 80s jeans and sweats galore. dammit.

PS. I also imagined way more interesting things happening with hair and makeup. And flying cars, of course.

editor said...

anonymous - i can find inspiration from a bathroom tile (true story, lol). :D

genx theorist - if i could afford a wardrobe of COMME des GARÇONS, i would wear it daily, despite the "wth?!" looks i would get. 10 years ago, on a trip to italy, i saw a woman wearing CdG head-to-toe and i felt... grateful. grateful that this woman was brave enough to own and share that art. it was something where the top and skirt were both of a red floral pattern and it is still burned in my memory today, despite an inability to articulate the ensemble (lol). imagine if every day we were exposed to such memorable appearances, stimulated by clothing that way...

oh, and i don't recall having expectations about the future, but even so, i agree, this wouldn't have been it, if i had.

Iheartfashion said...

I LOVE to watch the couture shows (online), especially the more over-the-top ones like Galliano and Lacroix. It is inspiring to see clothes put together in such imaginative ways and although my look is much more earthbound, I do pick and choose elements from the shows like a color combination or a particular way of wearing an accessory.
I also find myself inspired by old movies, street fashion, my mom, my kids (and anyone who wears clothes fearlessly), patterns and colors in interior design, and on and on...

GenX Theorist said...

Yes - exactly! Grateful to see such an amazing expression. I know just what you mean. :)

Hey - I too draw inspiration from bathroom tiles! I've often been inspired by a room or a color scheme or a period piece. Art Nouveau in particular...

editor said...

iheartfashion - yes, i definitely value fearlessness too!!