Feb. 20th, 2010

I Wonder

Feb. 20th, 2010 01:54 pm
wlotus: (Fountain Pen)
Perhaps the reason high-profile fashion shows (like New York Fashion Week) feature barely-there women is because the high-profile designers want all of the focus to be on their creations. It is not so much a statement of "thin is beautiful", since a lot of what is displayed is not functional in the normal world, anyway. The "clothes" are more artwork than clothing, but they look far more interesting draped over a human being than draped over a hanger. By the same token, the less person there is to look at, the more you will focus on the clothing. A fashion show is about showing the fashion; it is not, after all, a beauty pageant.

On the other hand, maybe fashion designers are size-ist snobs. After all, why not use that same imagination they use to create non-functional clothing draped over barely-there women and create non-functional clothing that can be draped over women with fuller figures? Many designers create functional clothing, too, and they don't tend to create it for fuller-figured women. Women are beautiful at all sizes.

(That doesn't mean I'd buy most of what they create, even if it came in my size. While my artistic side respects their ability to bring their creative vision to light, their idea of "fashion" makes no sense to me.)

This is what was on my mind when I awoke this morning. I have no idea why, and I have no idea where to go with it from here.
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Orange PinstripesWhite Shirt
T, Stylin' and Profilin'
14 February 2010


Of these two, the one where she is wearing orange is my favorite, because of her look of confidence, which is highlighted by the lighting on her face. The photo of her in white is moodier and highlights the structure of her face, which I also like.

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