Fashion at The Hammer

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Last night I attended Conscientious Consumption: Sustainability and the Future of Luxury at the Hammer Museum.  The panel was moderated by Vogue Editor Sally Singer, who was wearing some amazing shoes and earrings, and featured guests Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte, Dosa founder/designer Christina Kim, the “Godfather of denim” Adriano Goldschmied, and amazing jewelry designer Tom Binns.  Though the night’s topic never truly found ground in the discourse, there was an abundance of striking statements.  Most interesting was Kate Mulleavy and Tom Binns.  Kate brought the intellect and Tom brought the hilarity.

The panel was welcomed by a packed theater, though you’d never know the crowd’s enthusiasm as smiles are rare among burgeoning fashionistas and artists who take themselves way too seriously.  Here are some quips which made the night interesting for me:

Sally Singer:  “The world doesn’t need more things…”  Everything has become “faster, cheaper and more of the same.”

Kate Mulleavy: “There is a lack of connoisseurship in fashion ….and that people are spending their money on things without meaning.”

Tom Binns: “Our idea of what is valuable is questionable.” He also made a hilarious slight about some new jewelry that he had constructed which would then be stolen/appropriated by Marc Jacobs the following day.

Adriano Goldschmied: Suggested that we’d revert to “jeans that we’re familiar with.” He used jeans as an analogy to describe how we run to our mothers during tough times. Due to our economic decline, he predicted our jeans will become loose and much more comfortable again.


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6 Responses to “Fashion at The Hammer”

  1. Diabolina Says:

    i went too!!! realized i don’t know what you look like but kinda tried to look for you!

    kiss.

    • fashionintelligentsia Says:

      Yes, I realize that I am a mystery to you! Sorry, but I know I’ll see you soon. Did you enjoy the panel?

  2. Gina Says:

    cool pics :]

  3. phuongalong Says:

    Yeah I wish the panel would’ve gone on for longer!! Anyhow, despite the shallow depth of discourse I agree that there were some striking and provoking statements, which of course has me thinking and questioning a lot of different things. I will write more about it, perhaps in a coherent blog post at a later date. So watch out for it!

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