There is an interesting question (which leads us to even more interesting questions); what is fashion’s purpose? Showing trends and directions? If yes on what level? On an artsy and seemingly far and unapproachable level which make us dream or make you forget the gloomy weekdays? Or a more closer and casual level which is more predictable, maybe even boring?
Lots of people don’t understand the clothes coming from the runways. They said it’s fashion because you have to be a bit crazy to wear that crazy stuff. But eventually everybody was getting used to it. It’s a form of art after all, which inspire people whether it’s scandalous, beautiful or just a plain tracksuit. Lots of people don’t understand modern art either, and others are digging it. We’re not the same.
Yes, designers tend to play safe these days with sending clothes to the runway, and personally I cherish for that. I mean if I want to see avant-garde I can go to the museum, or the internet. But clothes are different, I wanna wear those all the time. Live in them every day. And once again, we’re not the same, I cannot pull of quirky clothes, and I don’t want to. That’s a different question if I can appreciate the effort, creativity, the art behind some creation.
All of this came to my mind, because maybe Altuzarra is the first where I felt some not casual, more couture effect too. With all the Lady Macbeth and Northern European Renaissance inspiration, these are not the clothes which you wear on a grocery shopping. Ok, maybe we can wear the knee high combat boots, actually I could wear those all the time. And those gloves, those beautiful gloves which make me adore this collection even more.
And that’s the point. Even though I wouldn’t (and cannot, but that’s a whole different story) wear these outfits from chin to toe I still can find details which make my heart to skip a beat. And this is exactly how fashion has to work.
Artsy or not artsy collection?
PS: hey, it’s Friday, have a great weekend!
Photos via vogue.co.uk