When it comes to American designers, I would kiss the ground John Varvatos walks on just to follow in his footsteps...
Varvatos not only couples refined tailoring with old world craftsmanship and textile innovation but simeltaniously undertones modern rock and roll culture. His designs are historical documentation, not just another 'Cheap Trick.'
As a dreamer, spontaneity awakes for a pleasant surprise as solid arrangements allow for pondering. Methodical rituals were preformed as the finishing touch goes on without notice; an elegant silk chiffon ensemble graces over sexuality, yet to be divulged to the handsome suitor waiting. Their eyes interlock as boisterous voices faded to a low chorus, barely audible. His words, those that linger into a mesmerizing trance, gratified every last compulsion. Minutes disappeared into hours, the words flow into verses. Solace fills the room, his masculinity lifting to all new heights. Blindly unaware of the evening's duration, he places her to rest and whispers "I will not be gone long." Throughout the evening, not even a glimpse of darkness was exposed between their fingers. The separation was startling as a shadow walks past the entry way. Longing for his return, she falls back to sleep.
and the words flow, clarification for the incapable communication upon parting...
There is a hole in her hand, a hollow that shines directly beyond every attempt to shield the surface. A spade rests atop her breasts, exposing the protective cavity that radiates youthful purity. Transparency reveals addiction's fate. Beating with strong spirit yet simultaneous exhausting strength in hopes of regenerating vitality. His soul was not her consummation, rather she toasts to rebirth of circulation. With maiden hands their courtship continues. Blood seeps over the queen of hearts, a glimpse of her cards is avow.
The ultimate test is our own self. The mind looses control, the valleys turn into mountains. With passion, we shall rise to utopia simultaneously traveling equal measures.
Create and sing from within. Our manifestations will prevail.
I'm listening to Rebecka Törnqvist.
It's the wee hours in the morning of February 18, 2009.
I feel free, relieved and optimistic. I am alive.
I am in love with Francis, the world that will be unveiled as we levitate united.
within fingertips' grasps...
when when will he realize...we are one in the same. moving to the same beat, shake shake, live, love...this is the colourful life. the star crossed world of existence where collision is a burst of brilliance. welcomed. good morning my love.
I wish that we could talk about it,
But there, that's the problem.
With someone new I could have started,
Too late, for beginnings.
The little things that made me harassed,
Are gone, in a moment.
I miss the way we used to argue,
Locked, in your basement.
The book is elaborated in four themes:
• Woman is the future of man (Aragon)
• No future?
• Men and fashion
and includes a central part bringing together a new, reformulated synthesis of the two prior phases of the study
Edited in a large format, using exceptional quality paper, « men under construction » puts the emphasis on images. Each theme is illustrated by a portfolio of photographs in black and white created by major international artists.Book in both french and English – printed in 6 colours - layout 240 x 320 mm – 164 pages
Availability: January 10th, 2009. Co-edited by the publishing house « Editions du Regard
"We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand"(The Alchemist, 1988 by Paolo Coelho)
"I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living now" (The Alchemist, 1988 by Paolo Coelho)
Cyclus is based in Bogota, Colombia. They also incorporate fabrics woven by indigenous tribes with a profit payback scheme to ensure that money is paid back to grass roots development. They are an ethical organisation using local people and with an excellent working environment and pay.
Buy one now at www.junkfunk.com, along with many other brilliant things!
Fashion and textiles account for one sixth of the employment sector ranging from factories to fields, or 6 billion worldwide with 2.7 billion in EU along as reported by the Cambridge University Report. Additionally, over the past decade fashion and textile sales have increased 60 percent by volume.
Grocery stores such as Matalan, Marks & Spencers and Primark in the UK have replicated the US giant Walmarts' model by additionally offering apparel and this phenomenon has added substantial consumption to the market. As a result, there has been a 20-30percent price decrease in selected clothing categories over the past 5 yrs which now puts all but the most luxurious designer brands within reach of a majority of the population (Shaw D "Fashion Clothing Manufacture" pg84).
Which bring to mind the question, what are designers doing to help reduce and reuse textiles?
Common trends by designers include repairing or offering remodeling services for garments to increase longevity, using Eco labeling, reconstruction,
A few designers who promote Eco friendliness:
THTC a.k.a. The Hemp Trading Company
As a consumer, Oxfam is a great place to donate second hand clothes. To find out more about Oxfam and their mission go to www.oxfam.org.
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Eco-chic the Fashion Paradox, Sandy Black