Ripping off a poster I saw and since I can’t seem to find it again, I decided to make this informal poster. Zero Commercial Potential really speaks to me because that’s how a lot of people view what I study (the history and culture of fashion) and it brings immense joy to me; I mean, of course, money would be nice but this goes beyond the mundane activities of mundane people.
Heard about Barbara Johnson, a lady who lived in the late 1700s, and the scrapbook (apparently, quite the thing to do back in the day) she maintained with fabrics and patterns for clothes in class today. Her book has been published and I really want it, but it’s quite expensive and a biiit out of my budget. One can always dream, though.
Kehinde Wiley’s works reference specific paintings by Titian and Tiepolo, but he incorporates a range of art historical and vernacular styles in his paintings, from the French Rococo to the contemporary urban street. Wiley collapses history and style into a uniquely contemporary vision. He describes his approach as “interrogating the notion of the master painter, at once critical and complicit.” He makes figurative paintings that “quote historical sources and position young black men within that field of ‘power.’” His “slightly heroic” figures, slightly larger than life size, are depicted in poses of power and spiritual awakening. He deliberately mixes images of power and spirituality, using them as a filter in the portrayal of masculinity. Kehinde Wiley’s exhibition Infinite Mobility recently appeared at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. (via Deitch)
Read on wetheurban’s tumblr.
..I think they’re trying to be sarcastic.
Full post here - http://www.wetheurban.com/post/16935842252/prada-valentines-day-collection-attention
Definitely not the stylistic era I admire but this photograph is very interesting!
Fashion c. 1968
A Cloud of Mystery by Maximo Park.
Why can’t we always meet
Under a cloud of mystery?
I’m falling in love with Maximo Park all over again. It’s Let’s Get Clinical’s fault (could be the sexiest song I’ve ever heard).
Roland Barthes in The Language of Fashion (edited by Michael Carter and translated by Dr.Andrew Stafford).