Maybe The Man Repeller and her friends are right
Maybe we've reached the end of novelty in fashion.
Maybe all that has ever been,
and ever will be,
has culminated in this very decade,
and "newness" is only a symptom of naivety.
Maybe from here on out,
we'll only repurpose,
and reexamine the things that have already been invented.
Maybe we'll only ever remember the times when revolutionary was real,
and we'll live the rest of our lives void of novel visions and innovations.
But to me,
the real naivety seems to be the determinist attitude that somehow the evolution of fashion has "ended".
That all we'll ever see from this point forward is reinterpretations
of denim ensembles and
Trends last for d e c a d e s
at the least.
And I'm guessing that these minute changes are just part of a larger theme that will show itself in years to come (utilitarian, plebeian, populist). So to say that these repetitive styles signify the ultimate end of all original creation is a bit...
I mean, do you think that Cleopatra envisioned the day that her headdresses would look gaudy and ancient?
Do you think that Jane Austen imagined a world in which cropped tops could pass for classy?
Do you think Gabrielle Pedriani could foresee a future when knee bend shoes were the norm?
There may no longer be an artistic "trajectory" for us to follow,
but only because
there never was.
Don't you think that every generation thinks that they're their own bane of their own existence? The end of creative evolution?