Monday, August 3, 2009
Fashion Out of Context
Catwalk fashion is an art unto itself. The staging of clothing has possibly created the precedent for home staging and makes me wonder about window dressing? When did the artful window crowd out the "show it all" mish mash stack up display?
This is the kind of creative history that pushes commerce and art together tangling design impact into a desire for the displayed. Though the whole of the work is an art are the individual elements "artful" on their own?
In the illusion built to sell, the pleasure dies soon after an element is extracted and moved into a lesser designed habitat, thrown onto a moving body or into the kitchen sink. The illusion fades as the product becomes lost in the everyday ephemera.
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