|Brian Duffy - Dailyrecord.co.uk|
Brian Duffy said he wasn’t the most fashion conscious man, although he did look quite dapper in his brogues, jeans, white crisp shirt, suit jacket and waistcoat, topped off by a blue silk pocket square, working in the industry for so long has obviously had some effect on him. He is more of a business man, looks at the fashion world logically rather than creatively. When trends come back onto the catwalk, he doesn’t see this as an inventive move from designers, but as logic. When styles repeat themselves years down the line, this isn’t a coincidence, which is a very business-y way to think. I like to think fashion is both a clever logic and an inspired development by designers. For a man from Glasgow, who dropped out of school at a very young age to go on to achieve worldwide success is extremely inspiring, definetly felt a boost of motivation from this very short but beneficial presentation.
Im going to leave this post with a line of thought, something Brian Duffy said that reflects ‘Ralph’s’ work - ‘I didn’t want to be in fashion cause if I was, I could also be out of fashion.’ Genius.
(Surprised how much I remembered of this talk, as I was only just live and kicking after minimal sleep and no notebook to take notes.. I definetly underestimated myself.)