Thursday, July 9, 2009

late night text message

Last night my sister text messaged me at 12:34 am to ask if "flannel was back." I guess the grunge revival that started five years ago has finally gone completely mainstream. Not that my sister is at all mainstream. She just lives in a medium sized town with a lot of malls and has probably never logged onto style.com, she has a punky aesthetic and buys almost all of her clothes at the salvation army, and always looks at me quizzically when I talk about the social implications of high fashion, anti fashion, and mass market consumption.

I guess I better get that thesis written.


Emile de Ravin and Robert Patterson, Image from style.com
Preen Fall 2008 Ready to Wear, image from style.com.

3 comments:

kristen said...

yeah, i don't get how it fits in to the other things that are "in style" right now. i would buy a plaid shirt i guess, but flannel... never again.

julianna.rose said...

i am curious to what you perceive as "in style" right now too... and what is fashion forward in San Diego...

kristen said...

haha, i just look at the college kids and every now and then read a subpar magazine. i definitely see plaid button shirts around here, skinny belts, and still gladiator sandals. but in san diego i mostly see a lot of skin! heh.