Tuesday, July 22, 2008

010 The Language of Difference

Military style: we are all soldiers of culture. Two things are important here - namely the billowing box pocket and the slight roll-up on the pant. Both add fabric to the design, and cover up more of the form - but a little covering creates narrative. Too much exposure becomes dull - like reading the last page of a mystery novel before you've earned the pleasure of the punchline. Not that swimwear is pulp. Swimwear is the mark of our progress. Nothing is more natural than to swim in the nude, but to do so would be to deny all critical distance, all language. With swimwear we name the unspeakable, we mark the continuous as different. With difference, we can break the flow of experience into nouns and adjectives. The ammo belt here does not contain bullets. It contains custom cosmetics - lipstick, eyeliner, sunscreen, blush, concealer, etc.

4 comments:

Reggggg said...

i love the belt idea, overall sounds very cute.
Sooo i was wondering if its possible to look chic whilst wearing a one piece. All the magazines point to the bikini, but i figured a swim suit designer would know best

**Queen B** said...

thanks for the comment dear..love the drawings on your blog..so talented! are you really a swim suit designer?? cause i agree too i am not too fond of bikinis..i feel too expose. I prefer one pieces especially the retro ones..

Serg Riva said...

Imagine the best ball gown you've ever seen. Now cut off the skirt.

lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Your comment inspired another blog entry http://sololisaynadamas.blogspot.com/2008/07/naco-cool.html. I don't know if you've seen it yet.