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Monday, March 2nd 2015

9:00 PM

Put It Together

H e live in a technical evolution, a pixilated wonderland if you will, where we act as a collective to support our individuality. We crowdsource our efforts and resources, piecing together components from across the globe to make our vision complete. How our fashion looks to emulate, especially when reviewing the Fall Winter 2015 shows that have come so far. Details pieced together from minute components to create a new vision, a step towards our attempt to create anew as we aim for our new millenial signature.

Ah, but who is doing this? Normally I'd offer names but I am on hiatus (yeah, sorry, it's life, people), so you'll have to do the leg work via my friends at Style.com . But the cobbling together of patchwork that the 70s brought that we mused over during the 70s revival in the 90s in our arts & crafts phase of retro exploration is again with us in our third 70s revisit (and 90s return). Looking for reasons why? The archives of Fashion Observed have long told you, and little has changed. We are stuck in a social loop and uneven economics courtesy of an extended economic divide that are not helping our outlooks ..and affecting retail that drives the chain of security. This plus social unrest that mirrors similar shakeups of ethical awareness, all modified by technical outlooks to bring you what you see. Well, that is part of the fascinating story. In our day and age, it is just that.
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Tuesday, February 24th 2015

9:23 PM

Crossing Over Style

H ere we are again, facing down death.

Well, those who have been paying attention to the museum circuit in Manhattan know of a certain show that has been quite the influence in the Fall Winter 2015 shows.

The morbid fascination holds us as we look at grim offerings in the media, feeding our global trepidation amidst political tensions and economic shakiness. But this predominant Victorian sway is Halston sleek and hinted at, mixed with the continued explosion of texture and print assembly as we proceed with our experiments towards new forays in creativity. The textile story lets us know there is a style hereafter that we are trying to channel as we aim towards the as-of-yet new 21st century aesthetic that awaits. 

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Sunday, February 15th 2015

11:42 PM

Fear Not

H iatus.

Pure and simple. Another season of collections will unfold and again our prudence will drive creativity into subtlety.

Will technology bring the added ingredient into the mix, or are we over it already? What do you think?

Ponder this as I cnotinue my long delay. I promise it will make for a good auto-bio.

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Wednesday, February 4th 2015

7:22 PM

Deconstructing Inspiration

O h, how I desire to end this hiatus. and I'd love to share with you why but this blog is reserved for drama that comes from fashion.

The couture collections rolled out currently have some creative minds taking another stab at the deconstructed execution that mirors our current creative approach. We do this as we seek innovation to lead us forward into the shiny new millenium that we have yet to actualize. As stated in articles before, it will come on ther heels of new minds with no ties to the past, much as what occurred in the 1920s that brought us into a completely new mindset. It was shocking, jarring and refreshing. My, my...are our expectations high.

In the mean time, the current masters set the stage for inspiration...to lead forward or act as a springboard for defiant game-changing approaches. My money is on the latter and I have a few ideas. And when I secure backing to take this whole thing higher, I'll gladly share them. Until then...hiatus, continues.

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Tuesday, January 27th 2015

8:37 PM

Haute 90s

I may be on hiatus, but that doesn't stop this blog from looking at the ongoing 2015 Spring Summer couture shows. And while the tech may bring 2.0 versions of textile execution, the familiar is again circling back to all that was fun in the 90s with a dash of 40s and 50s to tie in current culture repeats.

Mine the archives as I regretfully remain for now on hiatus. But know that there is a lot to say...and as circumstances improve you'll get the details.


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Wednesday, January 21st 2015

2:42 PM

Cola, Lime, Rum and Giacommetti

H ello all. Please know that I love you very much, or as much that a blogger can love his audience, for your loyalty sustains my hope. With that, my apologies for what life brings that interferes.

If there is anything we can be excited about, it is the anticipated influence that comes from tropical politics, hand in hand with cold war sentiments revived. The 80s/50s modern experimentation that comes with appreciation of cosmopolitan high art fits well with our creative nostalgia. Now we wait to see how many designers agree. I think that should give you something to chew on while you wait for my full return, no?


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Tuesday, January 6th 2015

5:35 PM

The Fashion Matrix

H appy New Year..and sorry, the "H" word is still in effect. Yes....hiatus.

But with the ever-present 70s 80s 90s that is floating around, don't you feel like we are in a fashion matrix? And as in the 90s, it is the advent of new materials that carries the creative balance as we cater to our securities by sticking with the familiar. Well, for now.


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Sunday, December 28th 2014

6:38 PM

Holiday Disappearance Confirmed

M any, many apologies to all of you; I was nowhere near tech as Christmas approached and skipped my regular presence. I hope your Chrstmas was one filled with love, friendship and, above all, appreciation for all you are and have.

May you also have the most happy New Year, where you get not merely what you need, but more so what you desire, exact to your wishes and perfectly timed to your satisfaction.

In the meantime...hiatus onward... for now.

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Saturday, December 13th 2014

6:01 PM

What H is not for...

H is for hiatus, of which I'm still on. But what it's not for is structure or shells, architecture or hard lines, texture and volume, all that are shaping up in the architectural and artistically defensive 2015 Pre-fall line up.

The cuts are familiar, while the technology taking it to a level that more closely matches the designer's wish list of textile manipulation and pattern assembly. And past articles again let you know the reasons for their appearance.

By the way, the holidays are here and my Twitter feed (@FashionObserved) has many followers. If you have shopping on your mind, I suggest seeing the recent feed. It may steer you to what you have been looking for.

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Sunday, December 7th 2014

6:11 PM


Sigh...the hiatus is still happening while 2015 Pre-fall continues to trickle out. Amidst the hardness and darker tones, the sweeping quirkiness reflected in our architecture and 80s embrace permeates.

I'd like to say more but that will have to wait. And again, your loyalty is astounding, thank you.

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