I have a friend, Vienna, who is totally into fashion as Fashion. I never understood this, despite my background in theatre set and costume design and despite the fact that I have designed and sewed clothing for myself since I was 13. The fundamental and intensely playful-creative quality of Fashion always passed me by. I think that may be due to the high couture magazines that go for the big money approach where Fashion = Style = Prestige. That big, fat Fall issue of Vouge magazine just keeps getting more boring.
So I was delighted to have upon NOTCouture, an online amalgamation of fairly high level stuff that somehow, in its collective presentation, seems more silly, witty, and just plain out there in a way that appeals to all levels of my imagination.
Nonetheless, the image being put across is still gotta-be-young-ultra-thin-uber-moneyed, which seriously detracts. The conflict is always a dilemma.
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