Fashion Observed

Trend observations with a sociological eye from afar...

by Darryl S. Warren  

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Blog posts February 2012

Fight or Flight

There is a lot to be said about our species and how it relates to nature. No matter how sophisticated and apart we might think we are from other species we have the same essential primal mechanisms that connect us more than we realize. In particular is our drive for survival and the simplistic ch...

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Memory Lane: Congested

One of the reasons that designers have incentive to revisit retro looks is due to their vintage availability. If a period is available then a designer can’t really maximize their profit as savvy consumers can find looks with the same cut and colour palette available at a fraction of what is...

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A Skipping Record

The conservative aura that befalls fashion during more austere times is natural, with practicality taking precedence. As stated in earlier articles, the issue becomes a shortfall of creativity as more designers incorporate safer bets into their collections and more designers pull back on the pace...

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Move Me, Change Me

Fashion reacts to need. Sometimes the need is for a new aesthetic and sometimes the requirement is more pragmatic. Our fashion certainly reflects this accordingly. Textile use during austere times influenced design particularly in the 30s and 40s as the modern woman sought to remain fashionable w...

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