(“The clear Mind: rebel against the Universe.” 33 1/2 x 24” Framed enhanced photographic image printed on Museo Silver Rag – 300gsm. Adrian Glass. 2017)
As Pre Fall 2018, which is, in most cases, an unnecessary showing between seasons, maintains its spill over from 2017 of these inscribed styles which seemed rushed in their heavily layered and shapeless arrays. With high collar blouses mixed with an almost restrictive impression on the female form. It could be argued that the styles which emerged form 2017 could be a hangover from the wayward ‘sensibilities’ of conservatism which is of the left spectrum. More so an influence from over hyped social media, that in most cases is always incorrect with what is really occurring on the street. As fashion designers, clever ones, that should be their source of inspiration. Observation and study. Not assuming trends and styles, whilst sitting on front of a computer screen or discussing with friends and family.
The major conglomerate brands at times, in an unfortunate manner, are aware of trends emerging better than the mid tier and smaller brands. The irony, as discussed above, is that one of the main mega companies Balmain, founded by the late Pierre Balmain, are now only famous in name. They are run and managed by multi corporate entities and investment funds, is it Mayhoola Investments (Qatar/Middle East investment fund) which owns the iconic French fashion house.
There is an excessive yet cheap look to Balmain (note the photos above), a running of its markets which are now aimed mostly at the East, more so China. Assuming, that the brand has an eye for emerging trends, sans ‘cashed up’ credit cards of Chinese women and/or political ‘good wifes’ and red carpet celebrities is disputable. Their Pre Fall 2018 collection has none of the hallmarks of creativity, interesting or groundbreaking ideas. Once again, if a brand is attempting to appeal to a digitalized trend, they will miss the mark. This rehash of 1970s, 80s and 90s styles has been comical within all the prior seasons. A fusion of all three? Yes, that could work , but it is rarely executed well. If a designer in an over inundated world of fashion wants to make in imprint. They will need to create clothes that are unique. Not try and sell your collection to the highest bidder or pander to the past.
My 2016 book “Paradox of the Locus” is available in paperback via AMAZON
Please refer to link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1549728717
Paradox of the Locus (Adrian Glass. 2016)
THE MIND INSIDE THE WORLD
The future is now. After Word War Three, a new perspective has occurred for the human race. Staggering into the new world, humanity has barely coped. These are the cycles inside a timeline within the cruel irony of a Universe. A break of determinism would be the only solace. The certainly is survival. Three individuals, their lives separate at the same time interconnected in this vast future city.
Gabrielle Loren an ex-test pilot, now a shell of a woman. Broken and scarred, her fight is to retain her humanity and move forward against the weight of existence. To find hope in the human conquest.
Professor Vincent Krulaz the esteemed theoretical physicist, in his retiring years is about to finish his last publication, a book that will rewrite reality and link another world with ours.
Roger Tyrus ex-military, special forces, now a private detective. It is the struggle, he has fought all his life. To say goodbye as a parent’s memory fades. Unable to remember what it is to be alive. Accept the succour and embrace the forever battle.
Allison Vilus manages and curates her own gallery: Vilus Gallery in New York City, one of the many commercial galleries that are situated in lower Manhattan. The world in its tumultuous predicament shows no favors as America goes into an economic recession. Sales are down, while the debt increases equate to the obvious in the boom and bust of capitalism. Satran Kaevon awakes in his apartment, not too sure if he is an artist yet he sees a framed image of his creation. Which may hold the answers to the fragmented reality that we all endure. His amnesia of prior events cloud the past, yet he knows there is an urgency in the now. A proposition must be offered. In the uncertainty of its principle Allison Vilus must make a choice.
The last of the Solar System salvage missions, The Delphi and it’s crew have been alerted to a potential salvage around the moon Ganymede. A ship called the Novus Stella, launched years ago has now reappeared in a retrograde orbit around Jupiter’s largest moon. The crew of the Delphi will encounter an event that will make them question their very existence.
“If I was to describe to you what we saw. The strange events that occurred. Yet I have no proof, just what I can tell you. You wouldn’t believe me. I don’t blame you. We all have bigger problems facing us. But I’ll never forget what happened.”
refer to Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BctrScanXHV/?hl=en&taken-by=adr_glass
As discussed in the October 27th 2017 post “Meteorite” A/2017 U1. The first detected interstellar object to enter our Solar System. Could it be an alien probe? The object now known as Oumuamua, which was first thought of as a comet, was then later redefined as a odd ‘cigar’ shaped asteroid. The ‘Breakthrough Listen’ project (which is part of SETI) will now scan the strange object within the 1-12 GHz range starting on the 13th Dec 2017 using the Green Bank telescope in West Virgina, America.
“Alien-hunting scientists are lending a (telescopic) ear to ‘Oumuamua, a mysterious object recently spotted speeding through the solar system. ‘Oumuamua, first detected in October with the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii, is the first likely visitor from interstellar space to ever be spotted in Earth’s solar system…”
“Scientists have been intrigued by the reddish, elongated object because of its long and thin shape, which is unlike the asteroids and comets researchers have seen that are native to the solar system…Researchers working on long-distance space transportation have previously suggested that a cigar or needle shape [like ‘Oumuamua exhibits] is the most likely architecture for an interstellar spacecraft, since this would minimize friction and damage from interstellar gas and dust,” Breakthrough Listen representatives said in the statement. “While a natural origin is more likely, there is currently no consensus on what that origin might have been, and Breakthrough Listen is well positioned to explore the possibility that ‘Oumuamua could be an artifact.”
“…At the object’s current distance from Earth, it would take less than a minute for the telescope to detect a transmission with the power of a cellphone’s, Breakthrough Listen representatives said. Even without a signal, the telescope’s radio inspection could reveal additional information about water or ice on the object, or a coma of gas surrounding it, neither of which have yet been spotted...”
- My music list for 2017 is up, please refer to this link: https://chiasmusadrianglass.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/c-h-i-a-s-m-u-s-music-list-for-2017/
- Two books that were written and published in 2017 are: the novelette “SATRAN KAEVON” and the short story “Voids of the Elysium” both available on Amazon.
- I have some new artwork currently being framed, once complete I’ll post pictures of the piece on C H I A S M U S
- All my fashion reviews for 2017 please refer to this link: https://chiasmusadrianglass.wordpress.com/category/fashion/
- All astrophysics and astronomy news reports please refer to this link: https://chiasmusadrianglass.wordpress.com/category/cosmos-2/
(Morbius ‘Morbos’ Glass. Adrian Glass’s cat)
Time is not an illusion and nor is the self. There is only the now, this point in time and nothing else. The past has been absorbed, not all information is retained. Take and utilize what was learned, discard the rest. The future does not exist, the Universe is created by the eyes that observe it. The Void surrounds us in it’s darkness, the human is the light bearer that must enter alone.