Thursday, 9 July 2015

Chicken? Egg?

And we are back to the age-old question; what came first the chicken or the egg? Art or fashion? Buddha only knows. 
Many fashion designers talk about what they do as an art form. Yet another way for one to express ones self. We are the blank canvas, the clothes the paint, and the details the technic and finishing touches to make us stand out from each other. In the wise words of the world’s best drag queen,  "We are all born naked and the rest is drag". - RuPaul

Other designers claim fashion has no correlation to art and are simply dressing their clients and producing for their target market. The clever ones collaborate with their clients creating something that would obviously generate money for the designer, because, hey, we all need to eat and pay the bills, and have enough money for alcohol and holidays...and yachts and art and houses and sunglasses and bags.... you catch my drift?

Viktor & Rolf created an incredibly whimsical collection for 2015 Fall Couture this week. Literally removing structured garments off their runway models and hanging these pieces on the wall behind the catwalk.

This isn’t the first time Viktor & Rolf introduce the thought element to the runway. Their shows have always consisted of thought provoking themes; displays and performances usually lead by them. So is it fashion or art? Is it FART? Is it ARSHION? Let's try assessing this:

What is art?
The quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. (dictonary.com)

Disagree or agree? To me is does what is says on the tin. And a bitch aint about to argue. 


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