Saturday, October 16, 2010

Stella McCartney: Fall/Winter 10/11 (+ramble on 1's and 0's)

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Stella McCartney's Fall/Winter 2010/2011 campaign
Modeled by Natalia Vodianova
Photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Source: FS

It's not new, but I never got around to storing it on here. It's remarkable to think of the internet as storage space. I acknowledge the tangent, but the list of things that we no longer own physically grows longer everyday. So many things have turned into 1's and 0's, literally. Is that okay? Are we compromising something, or is this just the part of some progression towards something else, a something else that ignores writing by hand and admires JPEGs rather than photographs born of a negative image? I suppose it is not really a progression, because that implies something inherently better. Regardless, the course we are taking now is fully committed to obliterate not just newspapers, but virtually anything that could be stored on a hard drive. It doesn't seem okay, but I don't yet have a grasp on why it's not okay. I mean, what ill would it really do to us? But a culture of no newspapers, printed books, and Polaroid shots seems so deprived. But maybe that's old fashioned thinking.

Okay, tangent over. The illustrations in this Stella McCartney campaign were done by Barry Reigate. Check out his drawings here. I especially like his paintings. I included a couple below, but check out more here. His stuff is kind of strange, but what art isn't? I'm one of those annoying people who goes to an art museum and says, "I can totally do that," so I will be the first to say I don't always get art. But these are pretty intriguing.

Happy Saturday! It's rainy and gloomy here, and I'm loving it.

1 comment:

Some Style... said...

very cool!love the ad of course! she does always great things with her fashion!

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