over & out

30.12.13

bon-voyage-harbourmaster

Fashion is an industry built on change. Innovators spark ideas, early adopters pick up what's relevant, trends ripple through and suddenly you're in - or you're out.

Change is expected - necessary - but not all change is constructive. The pace at which the industry has changed since I've been old enough to be aware of it is relentless. There's no one reason; advancements in technology, accessibility of information and global consumerism all play their parts amidst endless others, as we demand more and more for less and less. We all want to see what's next before we've seen what's new (to hell with time for true inspiration, experimentation, development, sampling, fitting), seasons and delivery schedules have been thrown to the wind, design has no time to be thoughtful...and it's starting to feel like the tail-chasing is catching up on itself.

In striving to keep up with the momentum of the industry I've drifted away from the parts that inspired me to join it in the first place - the creativity, problem solving, tactile processes - and with that realisation I'm making a change of my own, and walking away.

For five years the Harbour has been a place to share the adventure, but the next one happens off screen. Maties, thanks for joining me, I'll treasure what I learned along the way.

Value good design. Seek out those who do things properly. Buy less, choose well.


For creative enquires I can be reached via my portfolio www.clairemueller.com or Instagram @capnmueller.

10 comments:

Mica T said...

Sad to see your blog is closing - you've taught me a lot!


Hope that the future holds lots of bright and exciting things for you, and you have a wonderful 2014 :)

trishhunterfinds said...

So well written. So much said that had to be said. I hope hope it's read by many.
It will be sad to see you go, however I hope you kick ass at whatever your next adventure is and you come back on an amazing new path.
Much love.
Long time follower,
Trish x

trishhunterfinds said...

So well written. So much said that had to be said. I hope hope it's read by many.
It will be sad to see you go, however I hope you kick ass at whatever your next adventure is and you come back on an amazing new path.
Much love.
Long time follower,
Trish x

Jessica said...

I just started following you, so I'm especially sad to see you go. This is a very poignant post, though - and probably on the minds of many of us. I hope you have the happiest 2014.

indigorchid said...

Cheers to exciting new ventures, and best of luck! You have been, and will continue to be, and inspiration for your thoughtful and fearless approach to the industry. Thank you, and bon voyage!

thesilverliningblog.net said...

Shame...Your blog is one of my faves! But nevertheless all the very best of luck for your new and exciting endeavours :)

Sarah

Kirby Bee said...

I finally read Overdressed. A book I discovered through you on this very blog, and more than ever I can see exactly what you're saying.

Time is such a precious commodity, one we seem so reluctant to place a real value one. The constant search for new and better combined with the apparent monster that consumerism seems more and more to resemble. How business and money are more important than creativity and experience and the facets of humanity that can't be measured in dollars and cents.
Where are we going?

I appreciate your desire for change, and respect your decision; but I'll miss this corner of the internet that gave me pause to think and consider - as well as excellent book recommendations.

Best of luck to you Claire.

kb xx

Nik said...

Claire I shall miss your window of insight into fashion. You leave me determined to find my own perfect pair of Acne sandals....
X Nikki

Amy Britton said...

All the best for your future pursuits & thanks for your contribution to the blogging world! A lovely, well written explanation of your decision.

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jaime olsen said...

So well written, still good luck on your future projects!
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