Art & Fashion Installation by PoshFashion

Wednesday evening at Cultural Center Flisvos in Palaio Faliro, a suburb of Athens as part of Athens Fine Arts Festival Tasos Lazaridis and his team presented an Art & Fashion Installation.

Inspiration for this Art & Fashion Installation came from statements and ideas of a philosopher, a sociologist, an economist and a fashion designer.

"Consumption is defined as a communication and exchange system, as key points continuously transmitting, receiving and reinventing and as a language."

Posh Fashion invited us to have dinner at a table with luxury goods...

First some background on the ideas of the experts:

The philosopher
Jean Baudrillard's book "The consumer society: Myths and Structures" was one of the first to focus on the process and meaning of consumption in contemporary culture. Originally published in 1970, the book still makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption. Many of the themes which would make Baudrillard famous appear here for the first time. The book includes Baudrillard's most organized discussion of mass media culture, the meaning of leisure and anomie in affluent society. Some love the book, some disgust of the book.

The sociologist
Zygmunt Bauman "The way we define the poor is a reflection of the kind of society we live in".
It is one thing to be poor in a society of producers and universal employment; it is quite a different thing to be poor in a society of consumers, in which life projects are built around consumer choices rather than on work, professional skills or jobs. Where `being poor' was once linked to being unemployed, today it draws its meaning primarily from the plight of a flawed consumer. This has a significant effect on the way living in poverty is experienced and on the prospects for redeeming its misery. More in his book "Work, Consumerism and the New Poor".

The economist
Adam Smith in his book "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations"
"When the quantity of any commodity which is brought to market falls short of the effectual demand, all those who are willing to pay... cannot be supplied with the quantity which they want... Some of them will be willing to give more. A competition will begin among them, and the market price will rise... When the quantity brought to market exceeds the effectual demand, it cannot be all sold to those who are willing to pay the whole value of the rent, wages and profit, which must be paid in order to bring it thither... The market price will sink..."

The fashion designer
Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of CHANEL, interviewed by Imran Amed - The Business of Fashion, at the 2010 International Herald Tribune Luxury conference in London for The Luxury Channel: "Expensive things of high quality are exclusive by the price. So the copies...if you touch it...if you are used to luxury...The quality makes it that luxury is luxury and copies are not luxury...The word luxury is over used...The real luxury is limited to a few people."

But now it is time for a photoreview.

Tasos Lazaridis of Posh Fashion

Details of the painting

'The luxury dinner'

Gianna Dimaki in a design by Elena Papanikolaou

Luxury handbags supported by Starbags

The Posh team: Gisele, Tasos, Konstantinos, Gianna, Anna, Billy and Jenny.
Not in the photo but part of the team is also Emmanouil.
Source on scientists: wikipedia
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