Friday, February 08, 2008

Fashion Design: The Question Still Remains

It is my opinion that fashion design is unique aomng the design professions, because it is affected by so many subjective influences it falls in a gray space between Art and Design.

Beyond my personal opinions, each year the compliants about NYC Fashion Week seem to repeat themselves and don't move far from past traditions.

But this year Sean John (aka: Puffy) is planning a show that will only feature models of color. This is in contrast to the runway shows of most every other designer showing in NYC, Paris and Italy. The complaint has been voiced for decades that models of color are rarely used during these fashion events. And so, it is a hiphop mogul who is hightlighting the narrowness of the conventional wisdom that shapes so many shows and how it doesn't reflect the potential of the marketplace.

Backstage Video

Sean John (Combs) Profile

Article: Backstage with Sean Combs

Article: The Independent

Vogue Italia - Black Spring

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