6 inch heels!

2 10 2008

The latest big thing in the fashion world seems to be the extremely high heels. it is 5-6 inch high. The woman can hardly walk in them. Why do women want to wear shoes like that? Women seems to feel sexy in them? Whose idea is it? I am asking as I am keen to know if the designer behind the shoes is a male or female? Any way it seems as if women cannot get them quick enough? I am putting a parallell between these really not practical shoes and corsets. In a morning television program some women were asked to go shopping wearing 6 inch heels. It did work although it was not easy. Shopping when laced in a corset is not that difficult.

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Eco-fashion

28 08 2008

What is ‘Eco-Fashion’?On what garments can we put the label ‘Eco-fashion’ on? Is it fashion made by textiles and methodes that is environmentally friendly? Is it fashion that has not been transported around the globe for different phases in its way to reach the consumer? To me it is fashion that is all of that. This kind of fashion could also mean a lower price-tag.

Comments are welcomed.





The revival of 50s fashion for ladies

9 08 2008

The 1950s ladies fashion with full skirts have had a revival this summer. I find it very nice to see the feminine look back in fashion. Designers as Vivienne of Holloway are selling well. It seem to be women of all ages buying. But when visiting 50s festivals like Golden Oldies in Wettenberg in Germany, most ladies dressed 1950s seems to be ladies that want to revive the memory of their youth. 

What future has this feminine look?





Presentation of Fashion in Museums

1 06 2007

I had the pleasure to listen to a keynote by Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Senior Curator at Royal Ontario Museum in Canada. Dr. Palmer topic was the visualization of the histories of fashion and textiles in museums. I have a passion for this topic. She states that textiles and fashion is presented in methods that mask signs of wear, alterations or histories. The reason according to Dr. Palmer is that it currently is considered “unfashionable”. I would like to know why it is that way? I am well aware it is up to each museum to interpret objects on display the way the curator decides, within the rules museums have to follow. But by masking the wear and tear of the clothes on display, don’t the museums make a wrong correction? The history of a garment is what makes it interesting. I find it interesting to go ‘backstage’ and study each garment. You can see signs of alterations. You can see signs of how ordinary people tried their best to follow the current fashion. That is a change from how it works today. Very few people alter any clothes. Clothes are not done to be altered, and more important very few people has the knowledge to do it.

How do you want museums to present/display their collection of fashion?





Hoodies, friends or enemies?

23 05 2007

At the conference Dressing Rooms Perspectives on Fashion and Textile at Oslo University College, Dr. Joanne Turney presented a paper “As Seen on CCTV: Anti Social Knitwear and the Horror of the ‘Hoodie’ http://www.hio.no/content/view/full/56441

I found the paper very interesting and it made me think. Are hoodies dangerous and a threat to the rest of the society or are hoodies just trying to escape and want to be alone? Do hoodies have sub-groups? Why do people become ‘hoodies’. Is it only young people or can even mature people become ‘hoodies’? My own theory is that ‘hoodies’ want to be alone and to wear a hood is the only way to distance themselves from the crowd. With ear-phones, they can actually isolate themselves completely?

What is the social background of the typical ‘hoody’?

This is what Wikipedia writes about them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodie





Too Rich Too Thin

23 05 2007

I found this link this morning while browsing the net for news. Whose idea was it with Size Zero? Skinny models don’t look healthy. Of course if you can flog garments that hardly use any fabric for the same price as ‘normal’ garments, you will make more money, right?

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/2007/05/too_rich_too_thin_1.php