Think of it this way: High fashion is like moonshine. While some of us prefer this potent folk drink from jar-to-mouth, others take just a bit in juice; garnished with fruits skewered on a fancy umbrella. The former is for the slightly insane (myself included), often with hilarious results. The latter is suitable for the happy hour masses.
While we were all tucked into our beds last night here in the states, James Long was doing this on a runway in London:
This is James Long’s offering at The London Collections: Men Autumn/Winter 2014, akin to 100-proof corn liquor. When it comes to fashion on the runways, we have to keep in mind that there is more going on than meets the eye. High-fashion runway styles are an art form; they are meant to inspire creativity and strike new chords in the fashion world.
Eventually, elements of even the most un-wearable of high fashions translate into ‘ready-to-wear’ fashion (which is just what it sounds like). Styles like these strange jackets and weird shirts from James Long will be seen color and cut choices in our wardrobes next year. But they will look nothing like the concentrated grain alcohol of James Long’s imagination. The looks we see would be comparable a trendy Manhattan bar’s pink ‘Glamazon‘ cocktail, with notes of moonshine swimming in grapefruit juice.
An interesting fact about moonshine is that the purest of brews will never result in a hangover. Just like high fashion runway styles… they stay on the model and down the runway- no harm, no foul.
The same can’t be said for cocktails, though… once mixed with common ingredients, you’re in for a rough morning-after. Like when parachute pants made it into department stores. That’s a hard one to look back on, isn’t it?
So do you drink your high fashion from the jar, or blended in your Hairy Buffalo?
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