Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Close Up And Private's Continued Evolution

Close Up and Private is art.  I don't think anyone is going to dispute that.  In fact, it might be the only art some of use style types are interested in.  I've talked about Sergei Sviatchenko's project a few times in the past, but with each changing season I am compelled to mention it again - if not for the mere fact that introducing it to as many people as possible is the least I can do.  Spreading inspiration is what the blogosphere is all about anyway, right?  F/W 2010 continues CUAP's use of mixed media (photographs, paintings) and features the addition of video.  Or is this collage?  Anyhow, it's all killer and the best primer I've found on how to dress PITA in the modern world.  If you're a CUAP virgin and/or a sucker for details please take some time to browse and take in arguably the best style experiment on the web.

CLOSE UP AND PRIVATE IN MOTION from Noriko Okaku on Vimeo.


1 comment:

  1. It's bad art at best, riddled with visual cliche and pedestrian motif. True "style types" draw their inspiration from Art, music, architecture, industrial design, etc, not just from other people's style. And they certainly don't base their wardrobe on the various whims of Creative Directors of fashion houses and style writers. That's not style, that's consumerism.

    The designation of oneself as "stylish" based on the unabashed appropriation of styles created by the fashion industry is intellectually dishonest. And frankly, it smacks of new money.