I’ve just been looking at ones on ebay but I’m trying to find a more ~reliable~ website… I will let you know what I find
im pretty out of touch with music but my brother showed me this video called “fashion killa” by A$AP rocky and rihanna, and rocky’s rhyming about like helmut and ann demeulemeester and stuff but everyone in the video is just wearing Supreme gear????????????
at one point riri wears a tom ford dress w some chunky designer accessories but for the most part everyone just looks like a hypebeast :|
considered spending $200 on a lambskin helmut lang skirt but realized that I could buy twelve lamb hides for the same cost so that’s what I’m doing now
when i was a child the clothes i liked were too expensive for me so i learned to sew
then i decided to hone that skill to pursue a career that would ensure that the clothes i liked would always be too expensive for me
The girl who lives next to me (who is otherwise extremely nice) has the shrillest voice of anyone I’ve ever met and it really carries straight through the wall and she’s just invited over her Extremely Loud Boyfriend whose voice I can only describe as possessing the oddly theatrical timbre of a sports announcer and last night they were like playing a very noisy game of dungeons and dragons or reenacting climactic scenes from doctor who or something into the wee hours of the morning and basically i have not slept in years
One of my well known frustrations with the internet age is that because phenomenons disseminate so quickly and widely, everything becomes passé immediately. This has compelled me to place greater value on garments that feel like they will last forever because I am so exhausted by the ceaseless transience of fashion today. I’ve started challenging myself to seek out design that is both visually interesting and timeless (not gimmicky)*. This is reflected in the content I’ve been posting here; Poell, Throup, Undercover, etc. I hope that I can learn to design in this way, or at the very least work for someone who does. I think there’s a particular dearth of womenswear designed with these ideas in mind.
As I have come to these realizations, my personal relationship with my own wardrobe has changed. When I was younger I treated clothing as an adornment, something that would communicate a very particular personality or set of interests to other people. I wore big spiked collars and fishnet tights. Over the course of time though, I’ve begun to approach clothing as more of something that you live inside, like a mollusk’s shell. My clothes are more basic these days. I don’t really wear accessories, aside from functional things like warm caps and gloves. Right now I have very little spending money, so I buy durable, often second-hand garments that I feel safe and comfortable in. That’s not to say that the clothes I choose don’t communicate a persona to others (all clothing has some kind of cultural code attached to it), but I no longer use my clothes as a tool for contriving my identity. (Which might be a bit different if I had more money.) I’ve begun to desire clothes that feel (emotionally, if not literally) like armor.
*I have to think more about what I really mean by this actually. I guess “Gimmicky-ness”, or rather “trendiness,” is something endowed by mass social adoption… right? Anything could become gimmicky. Any aesthetic could be rendered meaningless by the fast fashion cycle. I really dont know what I’m talking about at all