See? Marc Jacobs must’ve seen that good-for-no-one, hideous ad I was complaining about a couple posts ago. Jacobs and his echelon complained that they are misrepresented and generally dissed by desperate and fawning high end retailers in this recession, who slash their prices and are wholesale buzz kills. Seems even luxury line designers need to be understood (my exact complaint of that disturbing yet confusing ad), too. They’re mad as hell and they’re taking it online — click that!, retailers.
Wassat? You don’t care about high end retailers, wouldn’t waste a penny on snooty designers, you say? Just as high-tone luxury car features (think power windows) slowly but surely trickle down to become average price point cars’ expected features, how we and our very culture (read: what reflects us) are influenced and sold by ads and the retailers who package the products, how designers themselves are packaged, product/lifestyle aspiration value assignment made by consumers, are all connected and are the results of the deftest of market manipulation. I’m just sayin’, be conscious.
I feel almost giddy at this cosmic consciousness. It’s like some tech answer to the poor communications and bad advertising-manipulation vibration I started tapping into here, then days later these stories all come up in the news — are like an echo…or underscore. Again: Everything is connected, and even in the most unconscious ways, that connection between us and things run deeply. It’s all very real, ethereal and earthbound at once. Power on, Carnal Spiritualistas! Om.
Read the New York Times article.
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