Saturday, 12 March 2011

Who you are, and some Yohji Yamamoto

Zara Coat, Topshop faux leather bralet, New look dress, vintage boots, DIY hairband.
Yohji Yamamoto pin and badge, H&M bracelet.

I've been pretty excited about Yohji Yamamoto's exhibition at the V&A, that's why I went there whilst I was expecting quite a crowd. Obviously it brought me no surprised and I just got a little carried away and decided to paid the museum another visit some other time (that's some privilege as a member, unlimited access to chargeable exhibitions hehe!) Yet it made me feel a little, just a little gutted in regards to what fashion seemed to generate nowadays. Not until today did I realized there are actually quite bunch of people who, are not genuinely appreciating fashion as it should be, or maybe am I just unconsciously, pretty selfishly thinking everyone should think like me? (ooooops). Fashion is never about what you wear, in fact, is never about clothes. As I said I like designers who uses fashion as a medium to portray what they see the world is. So, fashion is not fashion, fashion is style, fashion is art, and fashion is your portrait. I dare not to say fashion is life, in fact nothing is going to take over your life and having full capacity of your life. Then, point is, I feel gutted, and a little lost when I saw people going to an exhibition just for the sake of it, and heading straight to the museum shop for some souvenir (Sorry for not assuming everybody who does this has a membership card like me). I asked myself is it what people (even those who works in the industry) do, whilst knowing obviously that's not the case, but you just can't help feeling a little put off, really.
While I said to myself, I'm paying the V&A another visit, have a genuine look through and a taste of the real Yohji, without too much interruption, I know dressing up is something I like to do to please myself (and to redeem some self confidence maybe haha), but this is never something I would want myself to do for life. I want to use fashion as a medium to portray myself, not my look, but my, rather cheesy, the spirit inside.
Finding yourself and doing what you think is right is never easy (now music on: Jessie J's who you are hahaha), I hope someday I can be proud to be who I am and for what I'm doing. Righhtt enough blab on, I'm getting emotional haha ( after listening to one of my fav. singer atm Jessie J), don't forget to pay V&A a visit while you can, have a taste of real fashion, fashion that lives.
Plus, let's pray for Japan, there's nothing to do with me being emotional, its about lives.

Album of the week: Jessie J - Who you are

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