Fashion Observed

Trend observations with a sociological eye from afar...

by Darryl S. Warren  

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Blog posts March 2011

From time to time music (new music in particular) can be an influential trend trigger. At times it is wholly responsible for initiating new style bearings while at other moments it arrives in synchronicity with other prompts, working together to awaken consciousness towards new directions of ins...

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It is impossible to know which events and to what degree those that occur will impact an artist while waiting for their next creation to manifest into existence. The artist has traditionally been our social canary in the coal mine of social direction, taking observations on day-to-day life and t...

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Clean Sweep of Austerity

In periods just before impending austerity there is always a hyper-explosion of detail, and just as creativity exploded in the late 80s, as it did in streamlined cut and geometric pattern the 20s, unusual modern materials and optics the 60s and in overabundance of clashing colour and print in th...

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Personal Effects

Common mood patterns emerge from event responses depending on how the group or society recalls past repercussions. Primed with fears fueled by propaganda of the “Red terror” in the 50s and seeing the media broadcast the effectiveness of nuclear weaponry only served to compound fears...

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