the recycling of forms

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N°32 SS19
Gabrielle Hamilton Smith

Fashion seems to no longer invent anything, it only recycles, resurrects, remixes. Apparently it’s only capable of wandering sorrowfully – or hysterically – amongst its own archives, in the attics of its glory and its former creativity. It’s even content to simply recuperate, as they are, forms that it invented ten or twenty years ago at best…