The Dalton Simons Scandal,
The Roach Kawakubo Scandal,
And Another Scandal

0. Neo Rauch Wahl, 1998

1. Lee Roach Fall/Winter 2013 & Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer 2001
2. Lee Roach Fall/Winter 2013 & Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 1998
3. Lee Roach Fall/Winter 2013 & Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2010
4. Lou Dalton Fall/Winter 2013 & Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2010
5. Lou Dalton Fall/Winter 2013 & Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2005
6. Lou Dalton Fall/Winter 2013 & Maison Martin Margiela Fall/Winter 2012

I am angry. Although we all like the end product, I cannot hold back a certain disbelief in our time's aesthetic capabilities and originality. A generation that has lost itself in the search for creation.

We are not witnessing fashion collections but a remix of previous, now iconic ideas. London Collections: Men has proven that education through design has been replaced by simulation through sampling.

A decade without identity has begun and while 'clothes' cannot be re-invented as such, they should at least reflect a singular thought of its maker. Looking at fashion masters of former days is a necessity, but being 'inspired' should have a deeper meaning.

Artists like Man Ray, Keith Sonnier and Neo Rauch have proven that questioning the own standards and constantly looking for new forms of creativity results in unquestionably relevant cultural 'products'.

A strenuous effort that no one is willing to undertake anymore.

See also The Farhi Sander Scandal or The Burberry Prada Scandal


Anonymous said...

There's an awful lot of Prada everywhere. Meadham. Agi & Sam.

Anonymous said...

Consumerism provokes and invokes sameness . It's the consumer that defuses creativity as the voracity for product escalates the lack of ingenuity is formed .
Be it a brave soul to have the courage to go against it. For fear of not being heard, seen or believed. Progress comes at an end point, it seems we are there . Time for a new language ..........
Listen for the murmurs !!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the concept of fluid dynamics validates the sampling of old products from previous collections as a product's own reaffirmation? But certainly, to discover its source, we can pleasure at who is the master, and is a master-mirage.