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Re: Fashion

Post by shemp » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:21 pm

They just plain hate everybody. They never design anything that real people would wear.
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Re: Fashion

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:45 pm

shemp wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:21 pm
They just plain hate everybody. They never design anything that real people would wear.
It's not made to be worn, just shown once.

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Re: Fashion

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:49 pm

So while the fashion designers do indeed design the fashions that end up in stores, the "fashion show" is really a ritual humiliation show to amuse rich people who like that sort of thing.
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Re: Fashion

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:27 pm

↑ Hadn't thought of the humiliation aspect, but yes: young beautiful people in ridiculous garbs having to ritually parade in front of rich old hags and their courts (press included).

But I think there are two types of clothes designers. A handful of famous ones who sell to the happy few (and not what they design for the shows), and basic grunts working for the usual shops/brands/chains who have to keep an eye on materials, availability and costs.

The whole process from design to display racks has its mysteries. A girl I know who has a small clothes shop near a ski station told me she has to make her choices with sales representatives a year or even a year and a half before the actual season, so the cut/model/style choices have already been made. Factor in that somebody somewhere has to buy the cloth at best price, have it dyed in the soon to be fashionable colors, then cut, sewn, packaged, distributed, advertised, &c.

Makes for a very skeptical look on the spontaneity and freedom – dare i say empowerment – of "street fashion", no? :mrgreen: