“Whilst trudging through the microcosmic world of fashion shows, looked upon like a “peacock” or a “clown”, I can only think that beyond the industry’s judgmental eagle eye, the sea of change brought on by street style imagery and its subjects, is bigger than one can imagine.”
The “circus” has begun again and yes, here I am “clowning” it up in front of Lincoln Centre and having a whale of a time in a fluffy doll of a coat by Shrimps aka Hannah Weiland’s realm of faux fur awesomeness that is blowing up all over the place. The coat and its vibrant hues sums up the sentiment which I expressed in this little piece I wrote for Vogue.com, a sort of a more succinct, and less introspective and insecure continuation of the Sad Clown post I wrote for the blog, in response to that now infamous Suzy Menkes article. It is about self-expression (even if you borrowed the clothes, or got them for free, or otherwise…)and nothing can take away from the physical fact that it’s a person, on the street, wearing what are deemed by whatever photographer to be an eye-catching ensemble. You nit pick and dissect all you want at the semantics but ultimately way in which those JPEGS travel from internet to inspiration, from monitor to moodboard and from websites to wardrobe cannot be ignored. The world is larger than the microcosm of fashion shows that play out in select cities and whatever way fashion finds to touch that wider world, can only be a good thing in my book.