|from visionaire 20 collaboration with comme des garçons 1997, taken from here|
And I can definitely understand what she means when she says that. It's the same logic that you see in T.Swift's "You Belong to Me". The stereotypically feminine actions are deemed as shallow.
When I ask my father whether he thinks the fashion industry is shallow, he replies with a "yes". I become interested, and I ask him why. He says something about fashion models being "the most shallow people" and googles a photograph of Gianni Versace.
I don't really know where I'm going with this post, because I'm sure that the people reading this post are already aware of how breathtaking and emotional fashion is, how it's culturally significant and often has many more references and ideas incorporated into it than that amazing song by everyone's favorite deep musician. (Not trying to say Lennon isn't any good, it's just that him being so glorified while "girly" things aren't, even though they may be even more thought-provoking)
Of course you're aware of the significance of McQueen's use of red lace in his 1998FW collection was paying a homage to the shooting of the Royal family in Russia, and how the whole collection was an ode to Joan of Arc.
Sometimes it isn't completely obvious what a collection is "about" (Man, do I hate using that term), but even if you don't know exactly, you can always find something of your own to relate to. That's part of the beauty, you don't always have to know what the artist is talking about - you can take his creations and make them meaningful in relation to your own life. Fashion is art. And sometimes it's even wearable. Now why is that shallow?
Anyway, just blowing a bit of steam off. I haven't been actively wearing anything, but actively studying clothes and making lists of things I want to make, buy, outfits I want to wear when I'm where it's sunny..
I snagged a pretty cool jacket recently, I'll post about it soon! <3
Also I have a question. Does anyone know any good sources of writing about Michele Lamy? I've become rather enchanted by her persona, but I can't seem to find any good writing about her, and I would absolutely love to find out as much as I can about her. If anyone knows, I would be super grateful.
Have a super weekend!