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# Selfie

ARTISTS CAN RE-DEFINE BEAUTY FOR A GENERATION, BUT WHAT’S INTERESTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY IS THAT THE SELFIE IS RE-DEFINING WHAT LOVELINESS IS FOR EVERYONE. LIKEWISE FASHION THIS SEASON IS GOING BEYOND THE SURFACE AND FINDING CRAFT, UNIQUENESS AND INDIVIDUALITY CHARMING. IT’S THE SMUDGES AND THE OFF-CUTS WE ARE FOCUSING ON - THE UNEXPECTED AND UNANTICIPATED - AND IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PHOTOSHOP PERFECT. ANONYMITY AND RECOGNITION ARE DUAL FRONTIERS WE ARE LIVING WITH IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET.

 

VISUALLY YOU START TO EXPLORE THE DOING, THE MAKING AND THE OTHER - WHAT’S IN BETWEEN AND THE CRAFT. THIS CAN BE SEEN IN LULU’S AUTUMN/WINTER ‘14 COLLECTION AND IMAGES INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF JULIE COCKBURN AND SAUL STEINBERG – IDEAS THAT ARE WONKY AND QUIRKY. IN THIS SEASON’S LOOK BOOK THE MATISSE PAPER-BAG HEAD SHOOT IS COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED BECAUSE THE OBVIOUS IS MISSING: THE FACE IS MASKED AND YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN MIND UP ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON. THE SELFIE IS SOMETIMES AN ISOLATED AND REMOTE ACTIVITY ONLY FOR YOU;

OTHER TIMES IT’S A VIRAL SENSATION: ANONYMITY AND RECOGNITION – ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR A PAPER-BAG OVER YOUR HEAD TODAY OR NOT? SELFIES ENCOURAGE US ALL TO LOOK AND LOOK AGAIN: HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AND HOW DO OTHERS SEE YOU? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO REVEAL OR CONCEAL? HUMOUR GOES A LONG WAY IN FASHION AND THIS SEASON WE’RE FOLLOWING CHARISMA AND PERSONALITY TOO. THE CONTRADICTIONS OF BEAUTY, WHAT’S ON THE EDGE, AND WHAT’S BEHIND THE SMILE IS SOMETHING WE CAN ALL SNAPSHOT.

 

February 2015
 

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