Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fashion in Motion

One wonders what makes the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate so striking? The obvious answer is that it's because of the beautiful subject in the photograph however, one could also attribute it to the discernible movement in the picture. The movement, perhaps, is what makes the image so mesmerizing and furthermore sets it apart from other photos of Ms. Monroe posed in a static position.

Many of the images we see from runways and editorial spreads show clothes in a static and one-dimensional way, namely because of a lack of movement in the image. If the Lanvin Fall 2011 campaign video taught us anything, it's that movement creates greater intrigue and gives life to the clothes. I, for one, find images much more interesting when there is a sense of motion in the photo, especially when the movement is manifested in the clothes. It gives more dimension to the clothing and overall creates a more striking and intriguing image.

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