After sex, porn, punk, drugs and rock'n roll, what's the next fashion revolt?

Trends and deep revolutions in fashion take time. They don’t follow the rhytm of fashion weeks, even if they sometimes appear here and there. They blast former elites, and sometimes even deny them.

We’re now facing a trouble time. Ancient icons like Carine Roitfeld keep being interviewed as the “revolt icons” of our time, even if it’s wrong.

The main difference probably lies in this last interview of CR for Another Mag.

“I don’t like intellectuals, or, at least, people who call themselves that way, because I am under the impression that there is always something condescending in their demeanour, and I don’t like condescending people. There must be connections, but it’s not the way I see fashion.”

Fashion has never been that linked to intellectuality; Opening Ceremony developments are now Art Total, touching music, embracing tribes’ analysis, offering patterns of thoughts. Luxury brands are now deeply working on semiotics, sense, thinking about how they’ll make us dream in the next future.

It does not mean that fashion is now boring or condescending; I think the old petty bourgeoisie is far more snob, trying to defend their private gardens, trying to postpone the moment in which they won’t be under the spotlights. This intellectual fashion is also the more mainstream one. Fashion industry has never been as entertaining as now.

So what’s the next fashion revolt? Porn or erotic chic, punk, drugs, are so revolutions of the past, when you now have whole generations feeling commited (even if at the end, not much changes…) for what’s happening few miles away, when you interact, share, give, invest in world projects.

I guess the next revolutions will be twice: worldwide powerful engagement vs secret underground. But since we now all have access to YouPorn, the revolts are no longer on mystifying absurd in & out movements.

Sorry C.R.

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