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FASHION THAT ADMITS TO AN EMOTION.

There was something that took flight in this Dior SS 15 showing that moved Simons into the realm of the historic.There was something that took flight in this Dior SS 15 showing that moved Simons into the realm of the historic.

Do you notice how emotional fashion people have been this season? The ennui that made an emotional vacuum of the anti-spectacle of the Marc Jacobs. Tears at the Prada. Awe at the Dior. And then there was Phoebe Philo's honest and (gasp) heartfelt expression of uncertainty..or what Philo described to style.com as "being aware of the connection between creativity and risk".

As fashion has blurred faster and faster, moving now, almost at the speed of light, or at least fiber optic cables, it has felt as if it had also gotten more cynical. What used to be a tight little hermetic circle of taste and cool has been blown open to something of a mob scene with a lot of carelessness and crassness to go with it. But the true talent that anchor this industry had always held themselves to principles of both passion and excellence.

TI DATE: IN THE NAME OF 2 : RICHIE HAWTIN SET: ANTWERP : SEPT 12 2014

Completely worth hopping over from London Fashion Week to revel in a legendary night!Completely worth hopping over from London Fashion Week to revel in a legendary night!

YES to this! YES to reconnecting to youth culture and that formative energy to lift fashion out of a system to its wider place in the cultural marketplace!

TI IS MAD FOR : NEXT SEASON'S RAF SIMONS FOR ADIDAS KICKS

 We love a protracted Raf moment. Image via @032c I.G We love a protracted Raf moment. Image via @032c I.G

This monstrosity,

TI Is MAD FOR THE NEW ADIDAS/RAF SIMONS COLLECTION

THE NEW ADIDAS/RAF SIMONS COLLECTION via 032.c FBTHE NEW ADIDAS/RAF SIMONS COLLECTION via 032.c FB

Kicks, dunks, trainers, sneaks, sneakers... in the style sweepstakes they're king this Spring.

TI IS MAD FOR: RAF SIMONS FALL 2014 STERLING RUBY COLLABORATION

Raf Simons Fall 2014: They cannot deny this man his place in fashion history now.Raf Simons Fall 2014: They cannot deny this man his place in fashion history now.

Oh look! Those Sterling Ruby moments at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, crawled into the show space of the freshly concluded Raf Simons Fall 2014 show.

CURRENT VIEWING: 'Esprit Dior' : The Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai : Curated by Florence Müller

A dedicated follower of fashion  can  certainly watch that  Globalist/Art dialogue played out on Raf Simon's Dior runways these daysA dedicated follower of fashion can certainly watch that Globalist/Art dialogue played out on Raf Simon's Dior runways these days

Watching the fashion conglomerates grapple with the twin incursions of contemporary art culture and of the nebulous mass that is globalism, is entertainment in and of itself.

Opening Ceremony Rocks To Antwerp's New Beat

Arriving this Fall at OC, innovative young  designers like Cédric Charlier, Chauncey, Christian Wijnants, and Ek Thongprasert.Arriving this Fall at OC, innovative young designers like Cédric Charlier, Chauncey, Christian Wijnants, and Ek Thongprasert.

Humberto Leon : What was going out in Antwerp like back then? I hear about Antwerp having this really amazing nightlife moment. Does that still scene still exist?
Raf Simons : The best moment ever, ever, ever for me was when New Beat hit. I’ve never experienced anything else like that in my life. Imagine three or four thousand kids coming together at a discotheque in the middle of nowhere. Everything you saw was fashion. Whether it was self-made, or second-hand, or high fashion like Gaultier. We had a very specific way of dancing, and a very specific sound. There were a lot of lasers and a lot of drugs. It was sublime.

#PFW Spring 2014: High Frequency Cool, Low Frequency Luxe

Vuitton Spring 2014 via style.comVuitton Spring 2014 via style.com

So back stage at the Vuitton, the beautiful young man is being taught exactly how to clutch his LV carryon...

Peter De Potter’s : I Am An Image Machine : Installation : Transmission 1 – The Avant garde Diaries curated by Raf Simons

32 works from the series I Am An Image Machine (2010) installed on the 4 metre-high windows of the Berlin BCC Centre32 works from the series I Am An Image Machine (2010) installed on the 4 metre-high windows of the Berlin BCC Centre

I adore Peter de Potter. He put a smile on my face today with the email he sent concerning his new website where he showcases for the first time, framed pieces of his work.

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