Monday, 23 March 2009

Welcome to Fashion and Film

For those of you who are hopping over from Make Do Style or if you are new to Fashion and Film then here is a bit of background information.

It is probably useful to know that the fashion bit is not just about garments. Fashion is a term that covers a way of life that revolves around the activities, dress, interests etc. that are most fashionable. To quote the most Chanel quote of all 'Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.' More astutely Chanel said in 1962 'A fashion that does not make one look up-to-date is not a fashion.' And that is as they say that!

It is our tastes of the moment that defines fashion even when we borrow from the past, it still is fashion. It is just a recycled fashion that has become of the 'moment' again. Laver's Law suggest that there is a cycle or timeline of fashion

Indecent 10 years ahead of its time
Shameless 5 years ahead of its time
Smart now
Dowdy 1 year after its time
Hideous 10 years after its time
Amusing 20 years after its time
Quaint 50 years after its time
Romantic 100 years after its time
Beautiful 150 years after its time

Which helps explain the current fascination with the 80s.

Films also have a cyclical nature - for years no one would produce a musical and now we have a whole generation growing up with High School Musical.

This blog will attempt to highlight and discuss current trends as well as providing information on what's happening now.


ashe mischief said...

I wanted to thank you for starting this blog-- I'm excited to see where it goes, as it combines two of my greatest & most long-lasting loves.

Bucca said...

That table is great and pretty accurate!
Thank-you for your lovely comment on my blog.
I was wondering if you would like to swap links with me ?

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-I nearly didn't recognise you with your new name, its fab my dear! A great post and I love the timeline-me loving the 80s makes me feel rather eccentric now, LOL!

coco said...

I'm quite looking forawrd to the 90s being in in another 2 years then.
Also thanks for the comment warning me about that porn comment. I thought I'd just reached new parts of the world ha ha. Clearly not.

La Belette Rouge said...

I am sorry I didn't get over here sooner. I am happy you are still blogging.

scarves said...

Nice topic pick. It is a hot relationship between fashion and film.

Aliena said...

Hopped! This new blog of yours looks really good!