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Deconstructivism in Fashion
I was contemplating as to which forum I should create this thread under but I settled for this one, so please move it if it's not the appropriate one

One of the stylistic techniques that has fascinated me the most in fashion is deconstruction. I think there's something extremely organic and unapologetic about the process of deconstructing a piece of clothing to its semi-original state. I feel like it's a deliberate defeat over a piece's structural integrity. At the same time there's something as equally paradoxical about it, because it's a controlled kind of chaos; the way in which the pieces are carefully disassembled and then reassembled into something else entirely. This is what interests me the most.

I know that desconstruction in fashion was especially on the rise during the 1980s and that Margiela was particularly famous for it:

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I also just wanna say that deconstructivism has made its way down to numerous mainstream designers, but obviously through a much more commercial angle. Just a few examples:

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I think that Gareth Pugh & Alexander McQueen are the kings of deconstructivism.

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what about designers that put the seams outside the garment? would you consider that deconstructionist?

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^ Of course. It's all part of the revealing of the inner construction of a garment.

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Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall Winter 2005/06



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Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2007



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I want to post some more examples, but my internet has slowed down to a crawl lol will do when it's good again.

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Oh man, this has always been one of my favorite trends in fashion It was at a prime example for me during Fall 2006 and Spring 2007, I loved all the clothes that looked like they were falling apart and had seams on the outside of the garment.

I feel like the recession had kind of hindered this trend though, because when people have to pinch their pennies, most probably wouldn't want to buy things that look half done

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^As you pointed out, this is very much a trend, So I've moved it here to Trend Spotting....

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I love this thread. Such great observations, Squizree and everyone.

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Alber illustrates this wonderfully...

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