Searching for poetry - The News Globalist
A strong reaction against homogeneity and poor mass production has pushed consumers toward hand-made, locally produced goods. Multicultural society brings new inspiration and ideas from food to fashion, design and décor. A deep sense of cultural heritage arises, creating tensions and contrasts at times, as well as new aesthetics and philosophical visions of a New Utopia.
The digital and physical traveller sustains artisans and hand-made products that can be developed with the support of technology, such as 3-D printers, laser cutting, digital printing, etching and photography. A modern hippie - a digital-boho as represented by Alessandro Michele for Gucci - combines extravagant styles and patterns. Combinations of flashy 1980’s elements and flamboyant free styling, as seen in the 1970’s.
Exotic silhouettes, unusual couture-sleeves, golden surfaces, and Middle Eastern royal atmosphere, spice up our fashion seasons. Ancient cultures fascinate a large segment of consumers from the Millennials to Gen X.
Credits: Escalier Grand Palais, 2011, 140x230 cm @Jean-François Rauzier