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Where The End Of The World Leads Fashion - Saturday, February 15th 2020 7:14 PM
T he world is in a fascinating place in a time period like no other. Unlike previous generations, we have a level of technology to document with great detail a major shift in...
Modular Magic - Wednesday, February 12th 2020 11:21 AM
N ow that fashion is more on board with measures to reduce consumption as well as the carbon footprint, the challenge then becomes one of how to attract the public to invest in...
The Value of Time in Design as a Fashion Language - Friday, February 7th 2020 11:48 AM
T he fashion industry is facing a climate change of its own, as it were. Gone is the rigid season adherence, although many labels still show their respective collections within...
Aesthetic Appreciation of Technicalities - Wednesday, February 5th 2020 5:51 PM
I f you have ever watched 20th century film or television programming, it's fascinating to see what is valued and appreciated versus what is upheld as normal. This is not just...
Adaptive Diversity And Form Play For A New You - Monday, February 3rd 2020 6:12 PM
A pologies are in order for making you, the loyal follower and dear reader, wait this long. You will hear many laments of the shift happening in fashion regarding...
Nothing To Hide - Friday, September 6th 2019 2:39 PM
T o be seen as we are, not as we appear...this seems to be a subtle undercurrent of a lament of modern times. We have grown exhausted from the games that the past political...
Made To Be Measured - Wednesday, September 4th 2019 5:43 PM
I t takes a very astute artist to work with the nuances of something such as material placement. Those unfamiliar with Japanese calligraphy might see a beautiful arrangement of...
Stoically Languid - Monday, September 2nd 2019 8:02 PM
W hen one is young, fashion holds promise. Before the internet....oh, let's say anything up to the 80s...one had to go through and keep a personal archive of a lot of...
To See And To Play - Friday, May 3rd 2019 2:39 PM
F ashion Observed has long enjoyed sharing how events inspire creatives, translating our emotional response into forms and colours we somehow connect with. Designers who...
Piecing Fashion's Future - Thursday, May 2nd 2019 6:48 PM
O ne of the articles that Fashion Observed wrote and continuously refers to is entitled "Recombinant Deconstruction Is It's Name-o" (September 19, 2015). While you're welcome to...
Beyond Complicated - Wednesday, May 1st 2019 7:29 PM
I t is good to be back and wonderful to see you reading this blog again. The Fall Winter 2019 season has been fascinating to say the least, with one of the reasons for making...
Articles Are In Process...But Wait! There's More... - Sunday, April 14th 2019 4:20 PM
T hank you for your patience and loyalty. Although this blog is cutting back on the amount of publications for the time being, we can see that the readership has remained true....
It’s Happening Again - Friday, January 18th 2019 7:50 PM
Does anyone who reads Fashion Observed recall the 90s? We're not talking about the journey from the end of shoulder pads to minimalism, then grunge, then normcore, then...
That Which Is Beneath - Wednesday, January 16th 2019 6:31 PM
H ello and welcome back. So far, what has been coming out for Pre-fall 2019 and from initial offerings of Fall Winter 2019 has been intriguing. The proportion of rather safe...
Another year, another wish for you... - Saturday, December 22nd 2018 3:51 PM
A nother year has passed and it has been an eventful one for all. Fashion certainly reflected this with a level of creativity not seen since the 80s (and, arguably, the latter...
Shaped Perceptions - Sunday, November 18th 2018 1:39 PM
W e have nothing but ourselves to blame when the phrase "fake news" rears its ugly head in the story of the day. We have allowed this to permeate in society for as long as...
The Drape of Resignation - Wednesday, November 14th 2018 10:09 AM
J ust as the last article indicated, we are in the crossroads moment of shifting sentiments. From one of defense and strength we find ourselves somewhat cornered by events that...
Bound But Determined - Friday, November 9th 2018 1:45 PM
T here are moments when we as a society feel armed and ready for battle if you will. Despite challenges or in spite of them, we find ourselves ready to take on the world with...
Manual Organica - Saturday, September 1st 2018 8:37 PM
T he world has seen its share of contrasts and contradictions in the past few years, dominating our attention and inspiring creative output along the way. The previous article,...
Detached In Unison - Wednesday, August 29th 2018 5:37 PM
T here has been a lot of creativity to pour through, not just within the major collections but also from the newer design talent that has been afforded the opportunity to show...
Garden On the Other Side of The Wall - Sunday, August 26th 2018 2:31 PM
Y our patience is much appreciated as you've hopefully kept yourself entertained by the image focus on the companion Instagram feed for the Fashion Observed world (you can click...
The Scale Of Simplicity - Saturday, May 19th 2018 10:14 AM
W hile many have wondered about the sudden absence of Fashion Observed, rest assured that this blog is not gone. Far from it, dear readers. Rather, the realization of its role...
The Quality of Light - Saturday, May 19th 2018 7:34 AM
T o say that the world has experienced a whirlwind of change has been an understatement. Political tensions have accompanied chaos within the halls of the world powers, spurring...
Coming soon....a double feature... - Tuesday, May 15th 2018 8:12 PM
A fter the sustained absence (which you should have known was temporary) and while Fashion Observed decides how to proceed with its next "move", this blog will resume briefly...
After The Fall - Tuesday, December 26th 2017 2:20 PM
T he world is in the midst of disturbing and chaotic change that is impossible to ignore, and yet is, unfortunately, extremely familiar if you have any understanding of history....