Fashion Observed

Trend observations with a sociological eye from afar...

by Darryl S. Warren  

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Blog posts April 2012

It Came From Over There

The runways are indeed the place to showcase the more aesthetic aspect of fashion, especially as the bulk of fashion fans enjoy fashion through more vicarious means.  Magazines and websites cater to sharing what they can in the experience, with images communicating across language barriers t...

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South American Way

Fashion thrives on fresh inspiration because we in our cultures do. We have been steered towards a consumption path that depends on shorter attention spans to maintain our appetites to keep the wheels of our economies turning. And so trends come and go with more frequency, some lasting due to mor...

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Much Ado And Then Nothing

Anniversaries are a bit of a crapshoot when incorporating them as an influence in design. Part of the problem is balancing the right amount of hype, social relevance and public interest. Too much hype can actually backfire; look at any public event given advance as the event of the century. It cr...

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Respect and Support

Fashion is the soundless voice that screams its point of view when executed boldly to a world that is visually oriented, for pictures transcend language and tap into more base levels of understanding. It can define a generation’s perspective and signify a stand our society takes on moral g...

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Paging Dr. Zhivago

Designers cannot disagree that looking from afar is always, at one point for another, a source of inspiration. The lure of exotica from foreign cultures (or at least foreign to their perspective) seen through fresh eyes uncovers elements that may be overlooked or taken for granted by one’s&...

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