In my latest post we had a look at the relation between couture and deconstruction. During the past decades we could watch kind of a competition. Long existing designers and houses seem to just adopt the deconstruction-vibe. What’s so interesting with those two “fashion-poles” couture and deconstruction is, that they start to slowly trickle into another. A nice starting point I guess.
A nice example for the mix of deconstruction and couture is the Alexander McQueen Show SS 2018 by Sarah Burton. She managed to combine the couturelike feeling of romantic past decades, juxtaposing it with deconstruction.
Balenciaga Ready to Wear 2017 – Another fashion house which adopted deconstruction is Balenciaga.
Another thought I have is: Sure, we want new trends, because this is what fashion is all about. But the collections sometimes loose their originality, the vibe which the brand once stood for by eliminating too much of the brands own philosophy. It’s replaced by new trends, which sometimes get completely soaked up into the brand. But this is another topic…