• Evan Robinson: Fashion Thrives

    Photo: Evan Robinson

    Posted on November 17, 2012 by Evan Robinson

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    ………At night, shadows hold back the truth. What the eye cannot see, the mind makes up. The men and women on the dance floor become beautiful, when before they were not, as we fill in the blanks, rather optimistically in fact. At night, sweat glistens—it does not glare, for that is too ugly a word—as skin becomes wet, saturated by salty perspiration.

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    Photo: Evan Robinson

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    Unlike fashion meant for the day, the park stroll, there are clothes which live and find their home at night. At night, grunge becomes chic, a style choice no longer relegated to the fringes of societal standing. The DJ’s colored lights, the club’s flashing strobes, all bounce, ricochet, off leather boots and jackets. Colors infuse with the monotone blacks, greys, and whites, creating an ever-changing series of vibrant and patterned combination’s on ever-moving bodies. A tailored suit jacket suddenly represents a rejection of formality when adorning a man wearing boots and a tank top; it is no longer the marker of the business world it was created to represent. Eye contact is rare in the world of the night. Instead, distant gazes and distrusting stares replace the friendly hellos of daylight hours.

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    Photo: Evan Robinson

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    In the morning, these clothes will go away. The hoods will come down, the fake smiles will come back, and many will be none the wiser for it. But at night, this fashion thrives.

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    Photo: Evan Robinson

    Model: Nick Marini
    Agency: Ford Models New York

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    About The Author: Evan Robinson is enrolled in the College of the University of Pennsylvania. Class of 2014. To learn more about Evan Robinson’s Photography log on: www.EvanRobinsonPhotography.com.
    Photographs by Evan Robinson, Copyright 2012