William Gibson on fashion


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2015/03/06/william-gibson-on-fashion.html


#2

I’ll forgive him for selling out if he promises to keep writing.


#3

regarding “selling out” maybe a quote from Tool is appropriate here? “I sold my soul to make a record, and then you bought one”


#4

I think that Iron Heart has mis-identified their target market…how can there possibly be enough lumbersexuals to support a company that sells $420 knock-offs of Levi’s 501s?


#5

I’m all for a high-end line of Doctorow dress shirts, pants, leather wallets, macbook pro cases…


#6

I’m not sure how much Gibson you’ve read, but him working with Buzz Ricksons makes a lot of sense to me. Plus, The Peripheral completely kicks ass IMHO, so he’s still very much “on it.”


#7

I have to agree. I actually think it is his best book since Neuromancer.


#8

Agreed, I think it was actually the perfect blend between the Sprawl Trilogy, Bridge Trilogy, and Bigend Trilogy. :smile:

I’ve read The Peripheral twice already, actually really want to get the audiobook as well for some gym listening.


#9

And capes.


#10

If you’d told me in 1995 that in twenty years, William Gibson would have a fashion label and Bruce Sterling would be writing essays on design, I probably wouldn’t have believed you, and if I had, I would have been very disillusioned.


#11

And steampunk goggles.


#12

So I’ve got some
Advice for you, little buddy.
Before you point your finger
You should know that
I’m the man,

If I’m the f&ckin’ man
Then you’re the f&ckin’ man as well
So you can
Point that f&ckin’ finger up your ass.


#13

Twenty years ago, would you have guessed which of the two could still write good fiction?


#14

Twenty five years ago, no. Twenty years ago (or nineteen anyway, after Idoru and Holy Fire had come out), yes.


#15

Made out of duct tape


#16

Only if they’re red capes and enables me to pilot balloons!


#17

Considering how much research he must have had to do on fashion and textiles for Pattern Recognition/ Spook Country/ Zero History, I guess it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that life is imitating art. Especially because “Japan”.


#18

A cape won’t enable you to pilot balloons. Having the skills and the balloon enables you to pilot one. :stuck_out_tongue:


#19

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