Seeing how most of the posts involve sustainability, I thought I might go with another route. During the presentation I was intrigued by the girl who wore her great grandmother’s hand-sewed wool jacket that has been passed down generation to generation. Fashion usually goes by fast, but it’s nice to observe and discuss about fashion that slowly moves down generations. A good example of this? Superhero costume fashion! In this video Tim Gunn talks about superhero fashion: how the costumes slowly change overtime, what kind of effect these iconic outfits have on culture, how people interpret these costumes, what message these superhero fashion give out, etc. While I agree that fashion taste changes overtime and is effected by culture, overall I think people still can generally appreciate good fashion design.
Should fashion be a quick trend? Or can we design fashion so that it can last a long time, even generations? What kind of message does these “generation” clothes give off?
Global Issue: Fashion
Primary Design Lens: Icon
Secondary Design Lens: Culture