Fendi Fall 2002
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Hussein Chalayan, Scent of Tempest collection, autumn/winter 1997–1998. Chalayan’s somewhat provocative commentary on the contradiction between Islamic women’s dress and modern society was shown a year later in a collection featuring models dressed only in diminishing versions of the chador. This sweater with a slit mask was a forerunner, and created some controversy itself.
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Artworks and Sculptural Form
Freddie Robins, Fourway, 1997. One of Robin’s earliest mutant sweaters, Fourway has four sleeves even spaced around the body. In all Robins’ knit works, the plausibility of the familiar knitwear construction at first takes in the viewer, who then begins to question the image portrayed. In the same series are Noway, a sweater with completely enclosed head, and Headcase, two sweaters umbilically joined together. Humour and fear of deformity merge in the work.
Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black
The Japanese Firm Selling Videogames to Women, Using Sex | At Tokyo Game Show, female attendees lined up to experience kabedon—-a situation popular in romance comics in which a man pins a woman against a wall (kabe) with a thud (don!). Ko Sasaki/WIRED | WIRED.com
Poor lawyers who acted as though they were the natural representatives of social justice and advertised themselves as such were ludicrous. Honda was well aware of the limitations of law as far as saving people was concerned. To put it candidly, those who could not afford to engage lawyers were not qualified to break the law, but most people made mistakes and violated the law out of sheer necessity or stupidity.
There were times when it seemed to Honda that giving legal standards to the vast majority of people was probably the most arrogant game mankind had thought up. If crimes were often committed out of necessity or stupidity, could one not perhaps claim that the mores and customs upon which such laws were based were also idiotic?
“The most delicate thing, the most fastidious aesthetic judgment of the minutest detail—I refer to the indescribably subtle contours of one of those orange-colored clouds—is related to the universality of the vast firmament; its innermost aspects are expressed in color, and uniting with external aspects, they become the evening glow.
“In other words, evening glow is expression. And expression alone is the function of the evening glow.”
“In it, the slightest human shyness, joy, anger, displeasure is expressed on a heavenly scale. In this great operation the colors of human intestines, ordinarily invisible, are externalized and spread over the entire sky. The most subtle tenderness and gallantry are joined with Weltschmerz, and ultimately affliction is transformed into a short-lived orgy. The numerous bits of logic which people have so stubbornly cherished during the day are all drawn into the vast emotional explosion of the heavens and the spectacular release of passions, and people realize the futility of all systems. In other words, everything is expressed for at most ten or fifteen minutes and then it’s all over.
“The evening glow is swift and possesses the characteristics of flight. It constitutes perhaps the wings of the world. Like the wings of a hummingbird which change into rainbow colors as it flutters about sucking the honey from flowers, the world shows us a brief glimpse of its potentiality for soaring; all things in the evening glow fly rapturous and ecstatic . . . and then in the end fall to the ground and die.”