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by Darryl S. Warren in Vancouver
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, the hiatus continues but at least you are not abandoned. I'm sorry to keep you in the dark. Speaking of which, 2015 Pre-fall is rolling out. We continue our 80s 90s orbit (more 80s as a foundation) with serious hardness and darker tones mixed with finer creative elements both those decades whipped up while continuing our armoured structure cut with volume that keeps us safe. You can sift through past articles as to why; the reasons still apply, and those who know their economic history around those decades can chime in. This holds true for those with more avant garde leanings. On the bottom right is a link to the collections via Style.com (<3) so you can debate what elements comes from where. Or, should we say, when.
I see the traffic (flattered and touched, thank you very much) and I mean it when I ask you to speak up and let me know which article (or articles) made impact with you while you are waiting for more to come. I know you're not on hiatus!
Thank you for your continued patience and much-cherished loyalty during my joyless hiatus. I haven't been totally in a cave. Recently I went to a fantastic event in Vancouver called the Culture Crawl. The sheer number of artists that open their doors once a year is astounding and inspiring. For those who follow on Twitter, you know what I'm talking about as I shared some "finds" with you as a way of saying thank you for continously following.
Again, please speak up and feel free to let me know which article (or articles) made impact with you while you are waiting for more.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and sustained loyalty during my current hiatus. I think we can agree that we all don't enjoy it. At least I am not leaving you in the lurch while you are in the dark; many past artices continue exhibiting relevance.
Feel free to let me know which article (or articles) made impact with you. I screen comments for spam but welcome sincere efforts. After all, it's not all about me.
I appreciate your ongoing patience and loyalty during my hiatus. I do, however, encourage reviewing past articles as they still are relevant to current collections. Unfortunately, some current cultural contributions are as well, such as what Yahoo.ca reported recently as seen here: (https://ca.music.yahoo.com/blogs/music-news/nicki-minaj-slammed-for-anti-semitic-images-in-lyric-video-174111139.html ). You may wish to refer to a past article entitled "Heil Kitty" written months earlier.
Rememberance Day serves to remind us what happens when we fail to exercise our democratic freedoms: Nazis got in under an apathetic voting crowd: less than 30% voted there. While the uniforms were stylishly cut, the ideology they represent is never fashionable. Let's also remember that.
A gain, thank you for your continued patience and loyalty during this trying time; the hiatus continues. I wish I could say more. Drama, people, just drama you don't need to read about today.