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how do nonnies feel about chopova lowena skirts? im thinking of taking the financial plunge and getting one
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good thread, nonnie. was really into fashion last summer; these are from gaultier fw 2006. the colors!
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In recent years there hasn't been much I like on the runway, except maybe a few things here and there. Peng Tai's work is one of these things; the silhouettes are reminiscent of these beautiful, flowy 1930s dresses, the ones you see in museums. His Earth collection is my favorite.
There's this NYC male millineal designer I hate - every time I see his stuff, I have to go lock myself in the bathroom and shriek. I don't remember his name, which is what I can only assume to be a trauma response. The only thing I remember is that:>he was young (early thirties)>he had nepotism baby physiognomy>one of his popular collections' photos had some kind of human leather puppy
And he was suspiciously being held as some kind of zeitgeisty designer by certain media, which triggered
nepo alerts - you know, it sucks. Rich people used to honor their privilege. They honored their money. Good taste used to be a thing, and it was a thing brought about by ample economic means. But there is no epistemic privilege no more, not in any meaningfully sense - there has never been a time in history in which nepo babies were any spiritually poorer. Maybe the internet plays a role. Maybe not.
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Ryan Lo Spring 2019 is another favorite. I was surprised I liked it. The girlish and the frivolous have always been a theme in fashion: giant skirts, soft frills, big bows. Sometimes almost to a maximalist degree where it becomes parody or horror, as commentary on the trappings of the feminine - and it is exactly that last part that is why I don't usually like this kind of stuff. I mean, I do like it, but I also question my liking of it, and why my liking of it is surface-level only. I love these sort of frilly dresses but I don't find them particularly compelling. High fashion has a reputation as something frivolous, a historically feminine-coded trait, and it has reflected and articulated the current social landscape - its worries, fears, superstitions, trends, hopes, aspirations, predictions - on women's bodies. I mean, just think of the space-inspired collection (Lanvin, for instance) of the 1960s, and how some designers at the time trashed that as short-sighted and cheap. Despite the interstellar inclinations of these collections, their aspirations and visual preoccupations were wholly terrestrial: the collections were usually super-short (typical of the 1960s), boyish, careless in regards to the female form, even denying it. The sexual revolution had come and changed silhouettes and promised a free future, but now, looking back, the designers who mocked such collections were right. They were short-sighted. And we're not on space. They're now just dated relics of a past time and a false hope. Their interstellar posturing, ironically, was very….earthly.
Anyway, women have to grow older, and so I am wary of the high fashion industry's aesthetic preoccupation of girlhood. Especially when it is lacking agency. I mean you can't even pick your own fucking lunch. I personally think it's because there is no general, mainstream
meaningful way for women (at least, Women by fashion industry's standards) to realize adulthood. There hasn't been for a while. And no one wants to be trapped at time. That's a recipe for disaster. Girls have to grow up, become women. Women have to become older women. And so I am wary of certain seductive aesthetics and themes due to the historical connotations they carry, and the designers that choose to peddle them.
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i have a huge collection of couture gowns saved, suppose I will dump a few of my favorites
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final fantasy boss kei
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last one before i get carried away. mermaid pants(?)
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I would fall and die if I tried to wear something like this but it looks so cool.
>>295631> favorite runway show
McQueen spring summer 2010> designers you love
Romantic shit like Elie Saab and more avant- garde stuff like Iris Van Herpen> designers you hate
None in particular but I’m unimpressed by most hypebeast stuff like gucci > high end items you own
Actual high end is too expensive so I like to buy from smaller designers. It’s hit or miss though. Once owned some loubs and they were pretty comfortable, they’re on my to-buy list
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>will never own the Vivienne Westwood cat bag
Why even live?