Time and time again


just touching on something i might look at more in-depth later...

do you have any interest in being timeless versus time capsule?*

*clarification, "timeless" here does not mean classic - "classic" is merely one category of style that resists the time capsule effect. there are others. this is not a question of choosing whether your style is "classic" or not. "timeless" is the question. i am interested in exploring whether your style choices are filtered through any concern to not look dated.

10 comments:

enc said...

I'd love to think of myself as timeless, because I choose classic shapes, but I must keep a close watch to make sure I don't become time capsule—I like the same classic shapes time and time again.

readysetfashion said...

i hope my style turns out timeless....

Carlene said...

I am interested in neither. Is that bad? I'm not "trendy," I'm not "classic." I wear stuff that's 50 years old sometimes. I wear leggings sometimes. Sometimes I wear both at the same time.

Am I a time capsule of "grunge" if I was grungy before "grunge" was cool?

greying pixie said...

Time capsule is something I dread. I aspire to timeless in every way, but my slant on it is to extract myself from the accessible and acceptable and instead approach all areas of design from an abstract point. In this way comparisons cannot be made. For example I can wear Comme des Garcons that I bought 10 to 15 years ago - it is completely timeless as it has never been 'in fashion'.

Anairam said...

Timeless style is timeless precisely because it does not adhere to a trend of the moment. If one spends time and effort on developing an own style rather than grasping at a current trend there is less chance of falling into the trap of time capsule. (On the other hand, if it makes you happy, why not?)

-h of candid cool said...

Timeless.

threadbared said...

I guess I don't know that timeless is an achievable quality, since all clothes reference a particular moment, a specific history. I don't think that's a bad thing.

editor said...

threadbared, while it's true that it may not be achievable, that doesn't make it less possible to be concerned about avoiding or achieving either. key word is "concerned". the question was whether a person has an interest in being one or the other, regardless of the legitimacy of any type of success in the pursuit. some people love trends. some people avoid brands like marc jacobs because each collection gets so much press that they are like automatic date stamps on the wearer.

cybill said...

I want to have said what greying pixie said! The only time I have really thought about a timeless look was for my wedding and when I look at the photos now, I almost got it right.

Duchesse said...

Just watched Louis Malle's film Les Amants, and I would kill for every dress Jeanne Moreau work (1958) in that film.