*A theory from Bernard Werber exposed in “The Encyclopedia of Absolute and Relative Knowledge“ in 1993.
John Galliano Spring-Summer 2006 – photos by Greg Kessler
Life should be creative. Are you creative? Do you try to mix different things together to come up with something “new”? I am and i am always looking for an unconventional wacky way of thinking when it comes to my designs. I find that necessity always pushes me to create some “new” form of thought and therefore, a “new” idea and ultimately the product. Since we cannot stop evolving and we are surrounded with so many opportunities to think outside of the box, it would be beneficial to look at the infinite melange of two opposite things that make something original. How can you take an image from a different perspective? How can you mix the music using totally opposite polarities to come up with a new genre of music? How as a fashion designer, can two opposite materials create a new style and product? Why not use ordinary corduroy fabric to make an elegant little black dress? I have seen makeup artists use feathers as false eyelashes and orange peels for eyebrows. Pushing our creative imagination ripples into our common everyday life and will have an effect on the society as a whole. This is what I believe drives mankind forward. That desire to break down the walls of convention and break the mold.
I see it this way; “new” ideas keep us flexible and open to the possibilities, while stagnation dwarfs our growth allowing the status quo to remain intact and unchecked. By allowing diversity, variance and difference in our everyday life, we become more tolerant to “new” beliefs, ideas and cultures. In today’s fast changing world, this is a very powerful thing.