Engines and Mechanisms

I’ve been thinking.

We are now in the fashion weekz moment, right now is set in Milan ( and let me say, this is a a moment much better than the previous two, which has begun in a major way thanks to Alessandro Michele in Gucci) and I noticed how without being there fisically I was able to watch almost all the shows from my couch. Yes, fashion brands themselves stream the fashion show live on social medias – i?m writing this articles after the amazing Women’s and Men’s Fall/Winter 2017 show which opened with an amazing Eva Herzigova and a slight recall to 80′ and 90’s fashion.

Fashion, an elite by nature, is allowing to ANYONE to watch the runway from home. Also from the zooming of the camera I can notice many more details that people sitting in front rows are not able to see and I say this from personal experience. Than the main mechanism goes somewhere else perhaps. Being there, being seen, in the street fashion and fashion bloggers era  the important thing is to be there.I’d like to investigate more and more closely this phenomenon. I have to admit that I for one am more interested in the fashion aspect itself (clothes, accesories and so on) than this particular aspect although I can understand how the main interest in on it.

Anyways fashion is something in which everyone is interested. It captures and calls and screams, like mermaids that drowned sailors in order to satisfy their true nature.

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Men’s fashion?

Si può parlare realmente di moda maschile? Ovviamente quando diciamo “moda” ci riferiamo al significato più largo e generico del termine, ma se vogliamo essere puntigliosi, quanto c’è di vero? Vero è che la moda maschile, sin da tempi antichi ormai, non si è evoluta come quella femminile. Ma i tempi cambiano. Guardando qualche sfilata Spring 2014 su Style.com mi sono accorto di non aver trovato nulla di interessante. Perchè? Beh, i modelli proposti sono sempre gli stessi. Poche le variazioni, in termini di applicazioni o cuciture o colori. Allora diventa una noia, guardare quanto comprare. Mi piacerebbe vedere un abbigliamento maschile più “azzardato”, attenzione non pacchiano, però più vario. La concezione dell’uomo e del suo guardaroba si è fermata ad un tempo (evidentemente non) superato?

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Can we really talk about men’s fashion? Of course when we say “fashion” we talk about its most generic meaning, but if we want to be punctilious how much truth there is in it? True is that man’s fashion, since past times, didn’t evolve like women’s one. But things have changed. By watching few runways Spring 2014 on Style.com I noticed that nothing caught my attention. Why? Well, because what’s proposed looks all alike. Only few variations in applications, seams or colors. So it gets boring to watch and to buy. I’d like to see man’s clothing becoming a little more fanciful, attention not tawdry, but more various. The conception of man and his wardrobe got stuck in a time (evidently not) elapsed?

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