"Mass-sport is primarily a spectacle. Play in one form or another is found in every human society and among a great many animal species: but sport in the sense of a mass-spectacle, with death to add to the underlying excitement, comes into existence when a population has been drilled and regimented and depressed to such an extent that it needs a vicarious participation in difficult feats of strength or skill or heroism in order to sustain its waning life-sense. The demand for circuses, the demand for sadistic exploits and finally for blood is characteristic of civilizations that are losing their grip: Rome under the Caesars, Mexico at the time of Montezuma, Germany under the Nazis. These forms of surrogate manliness and bravado are the surest signs of a collective impotence and a pervasive death wish. The dangerous symptoms of that ultimate decay one finds everywhere today in machine civilization under the guise of mass-sport". Mass-Sports. Mumford, Lewis.
People today are cut off from close personal associations, and are alienated by their impersonal daily routines, in their drive to express their bourgeois individuality, as a means of escape. Fashion is one of the few outlets people have today in expressing their individuality; to stand out; a means of escape from the prison cells of life.
Fashion is the antithesis of the mass-sport culture. It offers a relief from the passive role one takes from taking orders in bourgeois society; you are free to dress, as you like. To create your own aesthetic.
Christopher Kane an exuberant British designer showed his Fall 2013 collection and it was filled with contemporary camouflage kilts with leather straps and buckles. To achieve artistic purity, in fashion or life is exemplary. Christopher Kane has achieved this exemplary state in fashion.
Narrow pieces of material pulled away to reveal flesh; feathers were used to look like fraying seams, and the entire effect of the camouflage outfits was of unfinished, ruffled surfaces. The lavish use of deep pile fox fur — were hyper-sophisticated and luxurious.
The show explored new silhouettes with broader shoulders, adding knitted fluffy tops or sculpted silver neckpieces and bracelets.