This is a question I ask myself quite often, especially as someone that after getting a degree at university wants to break into the fashion industry. When I saw the American Vogue August cover this past week I couldn’t help but be so disappointed. What happened to fashion that makes you think, what happened to high fashion and creative thinking, not pleasing everyone, but creating someone that is thought provoking. Fashion isn’t about pleasing everyone, it’s about presenting to the world your art, and whether someone likes it or not has absolutely nothing to do with it. People have been saying it for some time now, but American Vogue has definitely become way to commercial. Stop putting the latest and greatest celebrity on the cover, and lets get supermodels back on the covers. Lets start making fashion how it was just a few years ago. I know fashion is all about thinking what’s next, but I think it’s about time we all take a step back and think about how much the creativity and art aspect of it has been lost in the years. I also think this has to do with the influence of young people, and how I think the majority of people, especially around my age, are completely obsessed with brand names, that it has effected the industry and what fashion and creativity actually is.
Over the past year I’ve seen tremendous growth overall in people being more aware of the Earth and using reusable products. States and countries are banning plastic bags and straws, which is a huge step. I came back from New York City to see my hometown had banned plastic bags, and now at every store they give out paper bags or have reusable bag options. Another thing I’ve seen more and more people doing is shopping second hand clothing and accessories. Now, I can’t deny that I used to be so iffy and “a little” grossed out about buying second hand clothing online from people I don’t know, or going into a thrift store and purchasing something.
Last nights Met Gala was anything but boring, from tulle to heads and chandeliers, I’m very happy with the turnout of celebrities in actual “camp” like fashion. I normally see a sea of basic dresses that aren’t related to the theme whatsoever, but these year proved us all wrong. Of course there are still attendees that didn’t have their best dressed moment, but they were some outfits that I just can’t get enough of.
What happened to feminine fashion? I’ve been asking myself this question for quite a while now. I look back to the mid 2000s like 2008-2012, along with the 20s, 50s, and 60s for inspiration everyday. Shows like Gossip Girl, and brands like Chanel, Kate Spade, and Miu Miu have inspired my style and continue to to this day. But looking at the fashion industry as a whole, I find a lack in feminine, girly clothing. Keep on Reading
I know it’s getting cold, especially for us living in New England. It can be awful going outside whether your out for a day in the city, trying to clean off your car before going to work, etc. If I were to tell you one style tip for winter and braving the cold, it would be to leave the animals alone, stay away from real fur. Keep on Reading!