"The nerve of this new war is memory, said Roman. To win, we’re going to delete our memories, they said. Erase everything. Erase everything immediately and from day one, and without missing a beat. Nothing should remain in your mind. Blank pages. Your mind reduced to blank pages without missing a beat, they basically tell us. No evidence, not a fragment, not a trace, nothing of what actually took place must resist our plunge into collective amnesia. Nothing. Act as if nothing had ever happened, and that’s an order. Blank pages, your minds are blank pages, they tell us. They wrecked everything, and amassed the ruins, they spared literally nothing, and now they want all that erased, immediately and from day one."

Oliver Rohe, Origin Unknown
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"Anaconda" - Nicki Minaj 

Choreography by: Jeffrey Caluag & Dimitri Mendez

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Alexandre Vauthier



Alexandre Vauthier’s collection out-numbered Didit Hediprasetyo presentation of women’s apparel, starting with the reinterpretation of contemporary womenswear, which his seamstresses turned into unique pieces of art. However, Hediprasetyo’s choice of colors and silhouettes proved to be more demure than Vauthier’ Trojan Horse of sex appeal.  The women who can afford the garments are not necessarily the type of women who are quotidian, nor can they be unassociated as facilitators of possibility.  Street style has become popular enough for jetsetters to gladly attend to their responsibilities as members of café society, in Vauthier’s “ghettoized” work.  The housing projects of a low-income neighborhood, have not been abandoned.  The collectors of haute couture push the boundaries of Parisian economics, to the extent that some of the former subjects, who were once governed by the French Empire, can actually reside in Paris, in better conditions than their former colonized state.  Haute Couture is a strong, female focused industry, whereby the first generation of haute couture collectors allowed the second generation to expand to a more hybridized group of people. 

Vauthier’s collection reads like a visual presentation that bemoans the pain caused by the comedy of the untouchables: the lowest caste of people within the traditional Hindu caste system, or the Children of the God Hari Vishnu / God. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/618508/untouchable)  No, neither the “infamous Christian sect Children of God, now known as the Family International,” (http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=3797272), nor the 2010 drama set in the Bahamas, (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1490602/).  Haute Couture enhances a moment that was already special, it is an emphasis on perspective. It should never be ignored that the amount of funds directed to the industry was not granted until female discontent exploded into a revolution.  The generational appeal of this collections raises awareness about the differences that exist in between generations.  In the past, and still under conditions that are not dated to the present, wearing boudoir-style items was impermissible in the public.  This is something that an aggressor would like to infer, but the collectors of haute couture faced these implications until they were able to create networks that surround these unique garment. 

Haute Couture grants women access to business.  When governments first provided housing complexes, the projects were placid until the fell into sadder conditions, whence their behavioral patterns became styles.   Graces which Vauthier recognized as the accomplishments of people who were able to harmonize their own lifestyles with the poorest people on the planet.  Hypothetically, there is an anonymous group of people who are best suited to interact with the presentations an industry that attempts to mock the idea of female sexuality.  There is an indirect agreement between the collector and the house regarding how the garments are to be worn, due to the fact that strains on the garment’s structure are almost just as expensive to repair.  New technology, the latest technology in fact, allows much of this to happen; Haute Couture, regardless of whether or not it dies out a few hundred years from now, is considered great nonetheless.  The collector has to be able to speak well and earn enough merit for being so individualistic, in terms of poetics. The setting of haute couture was created for those who were never allowed to enjoy their own full character, and for others who aspired to create.  Prêt-a-porter pushed and created its own realm of microeconomics, as a subsidiary of haute couture. More viewers could bear witness to moving sculpture.  Prêt-a-porter emphasizes the positive function of haute couture, in the face of its opposites, such as the Modern German Reich, which contradicted and complimented haute couture with its own function and construction of a moment in time.



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