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  1. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i think that galliano uses the runway show as global advertising and armani is still sort of stuck in the old-school idea that a show is for press and buyers and a few 'friends and VIP's'...

    that may have been true for years and years...but now that shows are projected worldwide on the internet a few minutes to a few hours after the spectacle...runways serve a different purpose...

    the buyers and editors are all going for private appointments to view the collection anyway...

    and mike...you can absolutely pre-order galliano from the trunk shows and from photos..like the ones chanel-girl posted...
     
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    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i have to say...i've been to the perry ellis presentation...and i LOVED it...partly because it was so democratic...

    none of the political drama of who's seated in which row, etc etc...everyone just walked around...and you could also go at your own pace...more like a gallery exhibit...very very civilized...i would definitley like to see more of that...but i also think it was appropriate to the collection...a sort of casual elegance...maybe not so appropriate for something more dramatic...

    there's nothing like a billow of silk floating down the runway.... :flower:
     
  3. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    so true..

    thats why i'm quite critical of the big production circus aka Dior etc..
    i mean what's the point?
    free Press? with all the money LVMH throws in advertisment they shouldnt need
    their $$$$ on circus performances in order to put their name on the map ...

    for me shows should act as showrooms of the 'total' look
    since the showroom dates have been pushed so early back
    (its July for the ss collections) i can't see the use in shows,
    much more those of the extravagant kind.

    (there is an older topic on the future of fashion shows lurking around in FS designers& collections section )
     
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    Lena etre soi-meme

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    i have to say...i've been to the perry ellis presentation...and i LOVED it...partly because it was so democratic...

    none of the political drama of who's seated in which row, etc etc...everyone just walked around...and you could also go at your own pace...more like a gallery exhibit...very very civilized...i would definitley like to see more of that...but i also think it was appropriate to the collection...a sort of casual elegance...maybe not so appropriate for something more dramatic...

    there's nothing like a billow of silk floating down the runway.... :flower: [/b][/quote]
    i absolutely agree, the Perry Ellis show was my fave 'mainstream' presentation from last season, and i'm not talking only NY catwalks, it was such a great idea :heart:
     
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    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    Lena etre soi-meme

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    :lol: i know i know, was just trying to be :innocent: ironic (guess i'm not too good at this)

    i'd say scrap the shows, they've been around too long and while you are at it, lets also scrap the seasonal collections.

    anarchy in fashion NOW, lets go guerilla :p
     
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    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    they are from the WWD Magazine...fall '04...it's a glossy bound magazine that is a round up of the season... :flower:
     
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    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    :woot: ...bring on the revolution....!!!... :punk:
     
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    Lena etre soi-meme

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    j'adore softgrey :king: :punk:
     
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    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    there are WAY too many shows now anyway...i get this stack of invites and i'm like...
    'who ARE these people?"...it's impossible to go to all of them and how do you know which ones to catch and which ones to avoid?...i think small press presentations are far better...

    and again..more civilized...when i went to the shows in milan...i was horrified by the behaviour of some editors and buyers...pushing and shoving...yelling in all different languages and stomping their feet....it was revolting...certainly not the glamorous world of fashion one imagines...and from what i understand...paris can be even worse...i've avoided it for that reason...such a shame... :rolleyes:
     
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    Lena etre soi-meme

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    i know exactly what you are talking about soft ...

    I still find the Milano scene more rude than the Paris FW,
    but most of all i hate the ..waiting before the shows, so much wasted time.
    During my freelance (design sabbatical) days i've covered the shows more than once and it can be fun but only after every three seasons. :p
    To be honest I much prefer watching the shows on line, so much less drama,
    so much less waiting and running around town in the Syndicale bus...

    can be quite tiring really and the shows last for only few minutes.
    i mean what's the point when one can catch almost all the shows on line?
    for most of the Press, fashion weeks are just a good reson to show up in new clothes FIRST
    (which costs quite a lot ... puts us on the red for months, no? :lol: )
     
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    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    it's EXHAUSTING!.... :wacko:

    oh...and the DRAMA of what to wear... :ninja:
    please!.... :yuk:
    it's all about the bag and the shoes over here....


    :lol:
     
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    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    I prefer installation presentations or films myself. Aesthetically and visually,I get more out of them...and they're so much more calmer than any catwalk show.
     
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    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    and when the houses send you the latest shows on film, it does lend that certain sense of importance.
     

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