Venera Kazarova comes from the rare breed of artists that create worlds, not mere objects. A fashion designer, set designer, and artist, she uses a variety of techniques to create surrealist clothes and objects for theater and contemporary choreography
As fashion houses adapted to accommodate the digital sphere, increasing consumers’ access to fashion shows, the role of a fashion critic has inevitably changed. No longer the industry’s secrets gatekeeper, the critic had to redefine its role. Enter social media. The decline of print magazines gave birth to a brand new kind of fashion criticism prospering in the digital sphere, that of fashion bloggers and social media aficionados.
“For most of us though, London was famous for the sense of community and experimentation. In my mind, London Fashion Week is mostly this; a vibrant community where are exchanged, friendships become talent partnerships, and intercultural influences create a solid narrative, this of the city and its people”
What’s left to say here is that the format is wrong for many smaller brands and designers that do great design and tailoring-but can’t get through the digital noise or simply don’t have the resources to bring their vision to digital life. They need support as much as editors need a clear calendar to look forward to
Any cover star appearing on Vogue or Vanity Fair signifies less than the epitome of a cultural moment-and becomes part of a spectacle unfolding before the public’s eyes.
Some brands are producing photograph portfolios of their collections while others are hosting presentations in a socially distanced setting. Opulent daywear, elaborate craftsmanship, and coed collections set the tone for the season.
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That brings us to the question: Overall, in fashion, is the idea that matters or the execution of the idea? How should we approach a fashion show followed by a lot of show notes or a digital experiment that comes with a written (or spoken) manifesto? In the end, does it matter what designers have to say about themselves and their work?
Showcasing this creative buzz was exactly what the C.P. Cavafy Professorship initiative is was about: to create a video series of interviews with creative people who self-identify as Greek and aim to make the world better and brighter.
“In an era where influencers, or as now called, public opinion leaders, dominate social media, H2R (Human 2-Robot) interaction is evolving at a rapid pace. And while we seem to be years away from actually encountering robots on the streets, social media is the place when virtual influencers are taking center space. Fictional computer-generated people, with realistic human characteristics, features, and personalities to match are becoming our newest social media friends and influencers.”