STYLE THOUGHTS

Lost in Taste

We are always talking about a “good” or “bad” taste, without giving any thought to the anthropological nature of the concept of taste. Nevertheless, taste has originally pure biological routes connected to human physiology, where both disgust and aversion have developed as a part of the evolution in association with something inedible. Human beings have…

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Sustainable Value in the Knowledge of Textile

Yesterday, I listened to trend forecaster Li Edelkoort’s talk from December, where she talked about her Anti-Fashion Manifesto at VOICES, Business of Fashion’s annual gathering for big thinkers. The main message is that the fashion system is broken, what makes fashion become old fashioned. However, below I would like to discuss one of the 10…

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WHAT IS A TREND?

Day in and day out we are talking and reading about trends. In the 80’s and 90’s we connected those to statistics and economics but today we first of all associate the word trend with fashion. The word as such comes from Middle English and Old German, where it meant “to spin”, “to turn” or…

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Anarchy or Democracy?

In February 2017 Dior’s revolutionary ”New Look” turns seventy. A lot has changed since then, starting from the structure of fashion system and ending by the fundamental values of sustainability. Haute couture has left its luxury throne and moved over to the art section. Anti-fashion has become a new fashion direction, where both genders, all…

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Psychology of Wardrobe

What is personal style? What does it say about you? For me it is my own signature and my reaction against mass society. By looking for, creating, improving and modifying  our personal style we rediscover our individuality.   Every new combination of dress I try on makes me discover a new aspect of my personality.…

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Dare to wear a hat!

Do not know what to wear? Wear a hat!? You have nothing to lose but your head?? There is a hat to suit every head.? Just make sure your hat fits as a hat should be comfortable. Did you know that Princess Grace’s choice of hats often made headlines? However, some palace insiders thought that…

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