INSTA-GLAM! = INSTA-RUIN! [STEVE OKLYN]
It is profoundly ironic the way the bored and nihilistic creatures of affluence and leisure have embraced and are now celebrating the platform of their own demise. The conquered pay homage [… » it has empowered the whole world to think visually. » Anna Wintour] to their conqueror. »
ANALYSIS: The growth phase of a civilization is led by a creative minority with a strong, self-confident sense of style, dignity, and purpose. The uncreative majority follows along through mimesis, « a mechanical and superficial imitation of the inspired originals. »
In a disintegrating civilization, the creative minority has degenerated into elites that are no longer confident, no longer setting the example. Simply stated Instatgram’s mass has replaced FASHIONWORLD’s definition and defense of class. Mass has been transmuted into a code that the elites now imitate, placate and fear to challenge.
SILICON VALLEY of the image KINGS defeated FASHIONWORLD swiftly and decisively because they no longer have a code of their own in which they have confidence. DEFEATED BY DOUBT. Instagram has replaced Conde Nast. Kevin Systrom has replaced Jonathan Newhouse. Eva Chen has replaced Anna Wintour. If an image is worth a thousand words than the photo of Kevin Systrom towering over Miuccia Prada, Anna Wintour, and Franca Sozzani signals surrender.
My prediction that the moment of defeat will occur with the friends and family dinners at the new restaurant rising from the ashes of The Four Seasons within Aby Rosen’s Seagram Building has happened faster than I foretold. This celebration presents FASHIONWORLD’s collapse: http://www.apar.tv/publicite/september-2016-steve-oklyn/
February 26, 2016
Waimea Bay Oahu, Hawaii