Who really innovates in fashion now?
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Austin, TX
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the whole L'art peuvre movement IS what is innovative in fashion today. A movement away from machines & high tech and uniform precision. Instead there is a huge human input and the use of natural fibres and traditional techniques. Carpe diem, Carol Christian Poell, Project Alamaba, Paul Harnden and (to a lesser extent) Haute are all examples.
While I'm a big fan of this movement, let me quibble about semantics for a moment...
, but not what I would call
. It's essentially a return to pre-industrial methods, which goes decidedly against the mainstream of modern fashion production, but isn't actually
I think Poell et al are doing brilliant work. But it's like sailing out to explore the world with an unfinished map. In one corner of the map is a mysterious little island that hasn't been visited in 3 generations, but the coastline is carefully charted and the old port is clearly marked, while in another corner lies a completely unexplored area emblazoned only with the ominous fiction "Here Be Dragons".
It's exciting to explore either one, but only one of them carries the added potential of making a new discovery.
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