Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Pastiche & Fantasy
One of the realities that is part the Attire language, especially now that the world is literally available for inspiration, is the mixture of differing elements into a fantasia, or a deliberate pastiche of ideas, creating thereby a new expression. Of course this concept is one that requires considerable thought, and no small skill to pull off well. Considerations of color, texture, proportion, volume, and previous meaning for each element, must be considered, otherwise the risk is great that instead of a new statement that is full of surprise and delight, you get a hopeless mess of unintelligible terms that don't relate to each other in any understandable way.
But, when things go well, the results are often dazzling, and can lead us to re-think old concepts, much like the work that the avant garde does so well.