High Fashion Tie Dye

I was looking into the top end of the fashion world trying to figure out where all these absolutely stunning corporate tie-dyed items that popped up in 2020 are coming from. I’m seeing them everywhere. Some of them are quite awesome designs. But nothing that Cassie couldn’t do if she had all the money in the world to work with….

So far, this is just normal fashion world stuff. Hippie, punk, grunge, hip-hop & now tie-dye, this year’s big thing. Standard formula used for the last 100 years: TOP TIER designer takes the zeitgeist’s look & feel & turns it into a ghost of itself; runs it through the catwalks for a “season”, loans it to celebs who get their pictures taken wearing it, sells a few for absurd prices, keeps the rest for the “permanent collections” (and a tax write off) then licenses cheaper reproductions for the masses.

 

 

Madder Than A Box Of Badgers

So why do these beautiful clothes make me so angry? Such bright, cheery designs that lighten the mood and make people feel all smiley, what could there possibly be to object to?

I’ll start with this:

“…Let’s be honest, we’ve never been ones for do-it-yourself fashion. That’s what designers are for. So while we appreciate the sentiment of creating your own colorful tees, we prefer how the experts are translating the counterculture mainstay. From caftans to maxi dresses, sweat suits and denim, these shibori-inspired patterns hit every color of the rainbow…” (Harpers Bazaar: Article on Spring 2021 Fashion Trends)

Are you IMPORTANT enough to continue reading this?

YES………………………………….NO

Pictured from top to bottom: Christopher Kane, Dries van Noten, Y: Project, Gabriela Hearst, Tom Ford, Collina Strada, Matty Bovan, Christian Dior, Osman Yousefzada, The Elder Statesman


 

NOTE: F$$K THIS! This is the LAST web page that I will ever try to design.

From now on: Single column, scroll up & down, no fancy sliders, etc. Life is too short! (mv)

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