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    Blaque Falcon Season Three

    Blaque Falcon Season Three

    2019 has been a mixed year of sorts. Unlike previous years since Blaque Falcon’s inception we delivered both the Season One and Two. Both Seasons had their own identities as well as a clear voice and scope on the direction we wanted to take. Season One was simply our first foray into the fashion world with a simple, yet timeless collection of loungewear for both Men and Women. The innovative thing for us was that we used this to initiate all of our customers as honorary ‘Falconites’, thus forming our Falcon Family.

    Ever since then we’ve ridden the wave of sorts by introducing more and more new members to our family, which prompted the baseline of direction on where we were going as a family. I’ve written in length on how the significance of the Falcon symbol dating back to ancient history. I’ve also written extensively on previous posts on the release of both collections and where I felt (at the time) Blaque Falcon was going.

    While Season One put our foot through the door so to speak, Season Two guaranteed that we were certainly here to stay in the ever-evolving fashion arena. We took our initial street / loungewear approach another level by introducing our Falcon Bomber Jackets, but we also told our story through a fresh new range of Polos, Chinos and even Chino shorts (to name a few). I deliberately decided to take us in a more traditional ‘preppy’ direction as I felt that we can do that with the simple, but timeless symbol we have.

    Season Three takes Blaque Falcon continuing to lean in the same direction, but I consider this a level up, as it adds to both the loungewear and preppy ranges. For the loungewear range we’ve upgraded our hoodies with zips to add more durability to its function. Simply another layer to its function. Extending the authentic collection, we’ve also included cardigans, wool sweatshirts and our half-zip pullovers – all to broaden The Falcon wings for years to come.

    We’ve also done an update to our Falcon Casual Shirts. I was very particular on how I wanted this product to evolve, as I wanted to keep the garments’ simplicity, but keep its very useful functionality. Casual shirts can easily be worn in anytime of the year, and we’ve even managed to produce shirts specifically for women – hence the sensitivity!

    I’m looking forward to what 2020 will bring for us as a brand and as company. Every challenge forthwith presents an opportunity for us to showcase ourselves, and we thank and welcome all comments and support.

    Onwards and upwards!

    Automaton

    Automaton

    As everyone’s actions are governed by their own self-interest, we are all locked in our own narcissistic castle. We then inevitably assume that when we communicate with others, they see and understand our perspective exactly the way we see it without realising we are just enforcing our emotions onto them. A misconception that we may have would be the natural tendency to conformity.  This is rooted over a variety of factors; a need to make friends out of a fear of being left out and not fitting in, listening, believing and inevitably taking part in gossip told by others, and/or doing certain activities that your peer group like to do. All of which give us a feeling of emptiness, coming from a common insecurity that is present in a weak ego.

    It of course feels safe to do the same things as other people, because if everyone in your peer group is doing it then surely it must work for you. I would sadly like to call this as being an Automaton. This requires you to look at the world with a somewhat mechanical eye; you feel it is too dangerous being a Maverick to some degree, because you know you’ll more than likely be ridiculed for approaching your life more differently than others and that if you are going to reach a certain echelon of success, it’ll come through sheer coincidence while languidly waiting for what life brings to the table.

     

    “The automaton is the mortal being, physical, emotional, and mental. When the mental faculties become developed, the innate or instinctive consciousness is usually put to sleep, and ceases to be perceptible by its owner; in that case he is controlled by the working of his organic functions and by the nervous, emotional, and cerebral reactions which their appetites provoke. The creature is an Automaton because it is controlled by the mutual reactions of its parts and by the exterior influences, which act upon it at every moment of its existence – influences such as country, family relatives, laws customs and many others” I.S De Lubicz – The Opening of the Way

    The material realm of the planet underhandedly pushes us up to constantly seek for security, and we see the unfortunate consequences of not embracing the risks, i.e. not seeking that well paid job or conservatively becoming miserly with our ideals. When we eventually meet someone who seems a little bit unconventional, we are quick to judge that person as weird, out of touch - even arrogant to an extent.

    A way to combat this natural tendency to seek and gain approval from others is to have a brutal and honest look into yourself. A method to achieving this is seeing you through the eyes as someone else, essentially detaching yourself from your knowledge and past. As poetic and clichéd as it may sound, ALL human beings are essentially unique. Our successes, failures and essentially our general experiences are unique to us individually. What is it about you that separate you from other people? Which activities were you naturally attracted to as a child before you were initiated into the conformist realm that we are in today?

     

    When we begin to search on the answers to the questions above, we begin to embark on a journey of solving our own personal riddle. We can then initiate battle with the slavish, banal tendencies that society foists upon us and set ourselves up for our ultimate freedom through self-creation.

    What we like to define as real are only perceptions that have been created by our immediate environment, based on the agreements that have already been made with the individual, the food and media consumed, the people we like to associate with and our daily actions and motivations. If these factors are however perverted and co-opted, by members of a dominant society, then a composite reality has been created. The individual’s everyday choices are therefore not their own, the agreements made are based on someone else’s reality – thus putting the individual in a somewhat child-like position. Overall, we can liken the actions of being an Automaton to a social conformist. At present, we can now ascertain that the modern day conformist is not one who is in control of his or her own reality.

    The Regal Crusade

    The Regal Crusade

    If we observe deeply at the natural exuberance of children, we have a valid attraction to their carefree, nonchalant nature. The charming disposition of their nature makes us want to give them anything they so desire. As touched on in my earlier discourse, “The Haunting of a QLC”, as we get older, we are struck by the horror of knowing and then believing that we will not be the superstars that we dreamed of becoming in our younger years.


    Our belief in this becomes so intense that it unfortunately becomes a reality, a self fulfilled prophecy when we choose careers that do not particularly inspire us. We are then left leading a double life which comprises of the following: We work and partake in activities in one life of ourselves all to only look forward to living another life during our days off work and responsibilities.

    Our belief in ourselves fade into an oblivion because we do not expect much else from the world anymore, thus forcing us to apologise for our own existence and build up social masks to closet our insecurities, while continuously reflecting on past triumphs and failures. More depressingly we dwell on things that could’ve been, “if only I did this - I wish I thought of this before”.

    However, those who follow a regal crusade ignore what offends them. They are patient enough to find or have already found their authentic higher self. Assume what I like to call the regal position i.e. discovering their rightful purpose. Those who are in a regal position assume a royal pose. Their end goal is so clear to them that the effects of their success can be predicted - so much so that they know when it all ends and would likely not get drunk on their success, simply due to the outward look they have on the world.

    They separate themselves from others deliberately not out of arrogance, but out of their courage of being alone and the grand audaciousness of their ambitions. Effectively they are more childlike, fluid to handle any situation that crosses them while maintaining their presence of mind because their dignity doesn’t disappear when doubts, circumstances and the public’s prejudices arrive to attack them.

    Becoming more childlike is not to be confused with behaving like children per se, as that would be utterly foolish, but it means being open to information and being in tune with the moment and having total awareness of your surroundings. It is one of humanities demeaning stories when we sacrifice our talents and tenaciousness to attend to the pathetic whims of modern societies criterion's and conformist traditions.

    “As a being of Power, Intelligence, and Love, and the Lord of his own thoughts, man holds the key to every situation, and contains within himself that transforming and regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills.” – James Allen

    You must not allow the easy distraction of the mass media deter you from the effervescence that the Crusade naturally brings you. Gregariousness and self-awareness will bring you back to what you naturally were attracted to as a child, bringing back your youthful vigour and enthusiasm that already exists within you. It is not your age that is slowing you down but your rigid thinking and processes, which grow harder to break over time.

    Some may argue that it may too late to find your natural self and that to truly achieve the regal position, you must relinquish yourself of responsibilities, which in effect, makes the position unrealistic in whichever circumstance you are. Not so. When you have a clearer vision on yourself, understanding your strengths and flaws, even if you are currently in a field that you do not particularly enjoy, you have already embarked yourself on a Regal Crusade, because you know that your vision is much more grander than where are now.

    Finally, you know now that proceeding on the Regal Crusade requires you to be constantly alert and aware. However this does not mean you lay heavy expectation on the outcome of your attempts and especially on other people, but that you carry yourself with a royal grace and confidence – worthy Kings and Queens always crown themselves.

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