i’m sooooo bored
Track: Love What Happened Here
Artist: James Blake
Album: Love What Happened Here
Track: Party Girls ft. Cashmere Cat, Wiz Khalifa & Jeremih
Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?
We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.
They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle-Earth.
Kawakubo, in fact, stirred things up last season, when her oddly shaped pillows sewn into clothes represented to some a preposterous symbol of everything that is wrong with fashion. To others, they were typical of the way Kawakubo fearlessly pushes the proverbial fashion envelope every season. For stores, they were a test of how close to the edge their customers would venture.
Barneys New York was faithful to Kawakubo’s vision and merchandised the collection with pillows firmly in place. While the collection may not be a top seller, Barneys carried it out of loyalty to Kawakubo.
"For us, it’s about supporting a designer and what their interpretation is that season," said Bonnie Pressman, Barneys’ executive vice president and fashion director. "Is it easy? No. Is it commercial? No. But you try and work with it. She’s very influential."
"My customers won’t go that far," said Dresner. "It is not so easy to interpret these things in a real way for people. My customers buy her [Kawakubo’s] clothes, but I try to buy them with my customer in mind…
-“The lumps were repellant to me and I imagine they were to anybody,” said Norma Fink, co-owner of Theodore’s in Los Angeles. “Rei is a very good businesswoman and she knows what people will wear. I don’t think the customers would ever go to such extremes as that. That’s runway merchandise.”
The runway is a constant struggle for designers, who must satisfy buyers and the press, who crave varying degrees of newness, excitement and innovation.
Artist: Aphex Twin