Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jacquemus spring 2017 Paris




I think I would like to refer to this new genre of fashion as “fashion Misogyny!” fashion designed by a designer whose single vision is to make women look like fools and then there is of course that extreme possibility that he hates women and this is their punishment.
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The kool aid has been consumed by the fashion media “He is not one of those designers pretending to be underground-edgy or ironic à la Vetements. His talent has an aura of sincere naïveté and idealism, tinged with a slightly melancholic romance.” Maybe it’s a mind altering substance and not the lethal Kool Aid of the Jim Jones variety! Do you think by naïveté they mean not a lick of any clue as to how women like to look or why they wear clothes?]
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In all fairness, no the collection is not as totally absurd as its direct relatives but hell, imagine a 5’4 women in most of these clothes. Talk about swallowed up! Yes, there are pieces that might be imagined on a real human hum but as a whole, as a collection, it is not very appealing. What troubles is me is that I can almost see what these clothes would look like if they were scaled to a more realistic and consumer based proportion but then it would be so boring as to be stultifying. 
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Hence, over scaled, overrated and unattractive clothes get lauded and applauded simply because the fashion media needs hype. The retailers need clothes to sell. In reality there are some looks that resemble the wardrobe of a crazy lady who lives down the street from me.  She walks this decrepit old king Charles spaniel while she shields her head fill of platinum extensions with a parasol, wears thrift shop hand-me-downs, all worn with her stretch-out ballet slippers. Oh yes, this is aspirational fashion at its finest moment!!