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1. Posted by fierres (Inactive 30 posts) 8y

Check out these pictures

Fashion Freaks

Looks so cute...

Donnie Darko fashion is hilarious! How could these "fashions" be taken seriously in the industry is anyone's guess.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 7, 2008, at 1:53 AM by fierres ]

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

Is it wrong that I actually found the last one quite attractive?

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Those really are funny and I think "salvaging dignity" is completely out of the question once you've donned one of those outfits (besides the bikini).

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Is it wrong that I actually found the last one quite attractive?

Nah, not at all, Mikey. You're the one who had an orange traffic cone as a mistress. The garbage outfit would be right up your alley.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Jeez!! And these "designers" are paid big bucks to come up with these things? I've yet to see anyone on the subway with a giant brown snaggle-toothed monster outfit with super-duper turtle neck extension.

I have seen a few homeless people dressed in the garbage bag getup, though.

6. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Jeez!! And these "designers" are paid big bucks to come up with these things?

I would have been/will be prepared to do it for half the price!

7. Posted by artzilla (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

It's really simple simple!

Before selling clothes, designers sell art, meaning they are not targeting mass market like other brands do (ZARA, BENETON, GAP,..)
Fashion design is a type of are, and for for some designers its all about the show (Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier)
As for others, its more delicate, classier (Ellie Saab)....So basically, designers are like painters, each one has his/her own inspirations and view of the world surrounding them, each one has a different sensibility to things....and this is applied to all types of designers when you think about it.

If you have a look at different shows and hear how the designers talk about their collections, then you'll understand what i mean.

Check out this page, you have a couple of videos of the latest fashion shows of the Paris fashion week 2008.
http://www.france24.com/en/20080628-fashion-paris-haute-couture-pret-a-porter

Glad I can be of some help ;)

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Okay - so going by artzilla's comments.. (Which are probably promotional in nature in the long run but I'm leaving it for the sake of furthering this discussion.) Here is my take on each of the "outfits" from fierres' link:

Pic #1 - bikini - designer has a beach house and sips martinis for inspiration.

Pic #2 - flower dress - designer was discovered under a tulip leave as a baby and raised by msuhroom-munching garden gnomes.

Pic #3 - bunny - designer is a sadist who hates women but has a loving relationship with the energizer bunny's evil twin.

Pic #4 - monster - designer still lives in his/her parents basement, watches SpongeBob SquarePants in the dark, secretly wishes they were PacMan and broke into designer #2's mushroom stash.

Pic #5 - alien - designer also lives in his/her parent's basement parading around in their Borg Queen Star Trek outfit. Frequently seen in the parking lot of Star Trek conventions having sex with Chewbacca from Star Wars.

Pic #6 - garbage bag - designer's hometown is experiencing a garbage strike and designer decided to take recycling to a whole new wearable level.

9. Posted by artzilla (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Do you really insist on me giving you names of artists "painting" who are or were realllllly weird?!

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting artzilla

It's really simple simple!

Before selling clothes, designers sell art, meaning they are not targeting mass market like other brands do (ZARA, BENETON, GAP,..)

You know what most artists make for their art? Bubkus! That's why they're artists.

These designers are pulling the wool over people's eyes. Sure, these odd outfits are interesting to see, fun to talk about, even nice to elicit a chuckle--but then these "artists" turn around and charge $500 for a t-shirt. These silly runway exhibits are for the rich. Art is about the everyman--about connecting to people to make them think.

All I'm thinking is I'd like to see 1 starlet--ANY starlet--walk down Rodeo Drive wearing a Glad Kitchen Catcher.