Open The Future

coming up the escalator at oxford circus station the other day i was looking at the adverts for jil sander's latest +J collection for uniqlo. i found that the 'manifesto' really rang true: luxury will be simplicity. purity in design and beauty and comfort for all. quality for the people. basics are the common language. i'd tried to shop in a vintage shop at the weekend and was so un-inspired. i just couldn't bring myself to trawl throught the tat in the hope that i might find something that was potentially amazing if i squinted hard and didn't mess up the alterations i needed to make... i know it is a new year, a new decade and that change is the hot topic but i feel like perceptions of fashion may genuinely be changing. well, they are for me at least.

peter lindbergh
toni frissel
picture from a rei karakubo book

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