05 April 2011


POETRY OF BUSINESS

I COULDN'T STAND THE IDEA OF HAVING TO STARE AT BALANCE SHEETS AT BNP PARIBAS ALL DAY AND I WAS MUCH MORE ATTRACTED TO WHAT MARGIELA WAS DOING


POETIC DESIGNERS LOVE TO ROMANTICISE. THEY ALSO LOVE TO MONETIZE. THEY STAY THE SAME THROUGH THE YEARS TO KEEP THE LOYAL FAN BASE IN THE SAFE AND FOIST OFF BATTERED BONDS AS ' STRONG BONDS THAT CONNECT THEM TO THEIR FANS' . WHAT POETIC DESIGNERS DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE IS THAT THEIR UNDAMAGED REPUTATION IS NOT ALWAYS IN SAFE HANDS. THAT WHAT THE FAN BASE ONCE PRAISED, THE NEXT YEAR HE MIGHT DEBASE. THAT THE FAN MIGHT ONE DAY DECIDE TO TRADE HIS DEVALUED BONDS IN THE STOCK EXCHANGE. EASY AS IT IS TO COIN THE SAME OLD CLOTHES ANEW, IT IS TWICE AS EASY TO LOSE THE MODERNIST FAN'S INTEREST WHO IS KEEN TO RENEW HIMSELF. DIFFICULT AS IT IS TO CHALLENGE THE STUBBORNLY NARROW MINDED FAN TO NOVEL COIN SHAPES, IT IS TWICE AS DIFFICULT TO COME UP WITH NEW COIN SHAPES.

HOLDING A BA (BACHELOR OF ARTS) IN BANKING AND FINANCE DOESN'T MEAN THAT I CAN NOT BE A JACK OF ALL TRADES I TELL MYSELF, AS I, ALONG WITH SOME POETIC SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS, PUT A DEMEULEMEESTER BLOUSE JUST AS POETIC AND FRAGILE THROUGH A PAPER SHREDDER, AND SHED A TEAR OF JOY AS I WATCH THE DEMEULEMEESTER BLOUSE DIGRESS SLOWLY INTO A MARGIELA DRESS. TO MY PLEASURE, MY RUBBISH OUTSTRIPS MY TREASURE AND I CRY ' LONG LIVE STRIP BONDS ! ' . TIM BLANKS WOULD CALL THIS AN EUREKA MOMENT . BEGÜM SEKENDiZ BORÉ



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