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22-03-2005
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I forgot to say that I take this dress as a sign of Rei's genius .

She has taken the traditional English country yokel's smock and totally transmuted it into a miracle of an avant-garde dress for a woman - revolutionary , but totally wearable .
Agreed, and does anybody know whether there is there a title to the photograph, or the collection this is from? Taking "hillbilly" and turning it into high fashion, I love it.


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They are quite different from each other. I think the thread that really connects all of them is that sense of craft and their sense of integrity and soul. Emotions are a main source of inspiration for all of them too. That to me is even more sexy

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you're such a romantic scott

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I agree Mutterlein. I don't believe in bluntly calling something one does as art. For one,its extremely pretentious in this context AND frankly art belongs on a pedestal not a human being. A person can inject those elements into whatever their doing but at the end of the day one must want to wear it. Fashion is not art...it's creative in it's process but generally designer's are often faced with figuring out proportions and shapes to cover a body. Whether that is experimental or more conservative,it has to made for the person. At least that's my view on the matter.

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^unfortunately fashion usually isn't democratic...comme des garcons, and dries van noten clothing is not affordable for the masses...so i think most high end fashion is pretenious in a way...and the term art will always be debated...i think true art is defined as what miyake is doing-he kinda figured it out...

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some pictures from SIX , the Comme des Garcosn magazine
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...that is a whole other discussion which we've had here before and seem to keeep having...there are varying opinions on whether fashion is or can be art...

apparently issey thinks of what he does as art...
don't know about yohji or rei...i don't think they do really...i think rei is too practical for that and yohji is too modest...
I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but I seem to recall reading that when the question "Do you consider yourself an artist?" was posed to Rei, she replied, "No, I'm a dressmaker." I will try to find to exact reference...

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I'm pretty shr Yohji said he thought of him self as an artist. Rei seems to avoid the question and usually says she is a "clothes maker and buisness women". She did study art and philosophy

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Thanks Space for the pics:-)
I am fascinated by how she uses the gigantic machines images in her book:-))

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On topic of fashion and art, read this old thread

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ok this is slightly off topic...but since we are talking about the nature of an artist here's a quote by bob dylan:

"My father, who was plain speaking and straight talking said, 'Isn't an artist a fellow who paints?' when told by one of my teachers that his son had the nature of an artist. It seemed I'd always been chasing after something, anything that might lead me into some more lit place, some unknown land downriver. I had not the vaguest notion of the broken world I was living in, what society could do with you."

something to think about
reading the A magazine curated by yohji it mentions that dylan is one of yohji's faves...... also james taylor...he likes to play guitar in his free time but doesn't like to talk about it...
thanks for the link maarit....

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I've left a review of a book that's entirely relevant to this thread , in the ' Antwerp Six : The Belgian Avant-garde ' thread .


Definitely worth reading if you are a cerebral fashionista .

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I found another article that explains more about APOC

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.04/miyake.html


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