Your So Imperfect Right Now, It’s Like You’re Actually Perfect.
by The Window Shopper
“Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless.” Euripides
The first fall window of the season has arrived (with turbans). Sorry. I know its barely even mid summer but fashion just really doesn’t give a fuck about my personal need for sun and sand. So, like Prada’s collection this season kind of confuses me, or maybe it’s just Tim Blank’s review that Miuccia ”was making a statement about the enduring human aspiration to beauty, inspired, in part, by the natural world around us” (Style.com). Which as thoughtful and decadent as the collection is, seems only to whisper to, or of, the sound of nature. On the one hand, the geometric shapes that epitomize this collection do sometimes show up in a natural landscape (honeycomb, Okra, starfish, Morning Glories), they are for the most part idealized mathematical concepts applied to organic life. If you want to talk fractals, okay, Miuccia’s patterns are recurring in and of themselves like fractals, but the shapes of whole of the garments don’t reflect this.
And like I guess what’s bothering me most, is the static definition and repetitive perfection of the patterns; which doesn’t exist in nature. Believe this narcissist when I say that obsessed as I am with “perfection,” it’s just not attainable.
for you. Hair can always be longer, teeth whiter and weight, 5 lbs less, or more if you’re that girl.
Did you know that the Big Bang was actually a result of an imperfect balance of molecular activity? Which is to say that none of this, you, me, life would even exist had there been perfect symmetry amongst the elements. One would think it was the other way around, but no, nature loves imperfection. Which I guess would mean that this collection is totally rooted in nature because it’s far from perfect. Which is just really confusing…
But, enough about geometry, physics and nature- here are some looks from the runway.
Images courtesy of Style.com