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Where The End Of The World Leads Fashion Part II : What We Can Do To Prepare - Thursday, June 18th 2020 4:02 PM
T he world has changed plenty since the pandemic and the economic disruption that accompanied it arrived. We know that it's far from over and yet history also has shown that it...
We All Know That We're The Problem...And The Solution - Tuesday, June 16th 2020 2:43 PM
W ould you believe that this article was going to be originally titled "Black lives Matter, Inc." ? Before making any snap judgements, there's a few valid reasons for playing...
Something Beneath - Saturday, June 13th 2020 3:56 PM
M uch of what fashion has showed in Fall Winter 2020 has been written about in earlier articles. This blog would be amiss if we didn't talk about what we think is coming....
Digital Diversion - Thursday, June 11th 2020 5:02 PM
O ne of the newest conundrums that have occurred from the Covid 19 pandemic is the acceleration of change in fashion. Not just in retail and collection creation, but the...
Great Depression 2.0; How To Survive - Monday, June 8th 2020 3:07 PM
A h, yes, the economy. There is no escaping the ramification of this sudden global upheaval. This blog has, along with many within the various financial sectors, anticipated...
Infectious Covid Fashion - Thursday, June 4th 2020 4:38 PM
I hope this finds you well. I know. This whole upheaval has gripped many in fear and uncertainty. You must remember that we have been down these roads before and that we...
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,...