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.
Rewatching videos of the Valentino Haute Couture show I feel relaxed, at ease, and so in love with fashion. The gowns are just out of this world. Spectacular. Divine. The thought that goes into every little detail is so amazing to me. If there was one gown I had to live in for the rest of my life, it would be a Valentino. His shows evoke powerful emotion.
The Redemption Haute Couture collection for this upcoming fall really caught my eye and mesmerized my edgy meets feminine and girly side. You’ll find me in the winter and early spring often pairing leather jackets with feminine pink floral dresses. This first look that went down the runway was a pink mini dress that was formed into a rose on the front side, bedazzled with dangling crystals. That is my favorite look from the collection, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get that dress out of my head until I get my hands on something similar. I love the 80s inspiration in this collection, as I always admire a big, dramatic one shoulder.
The Marchesa collections never fail to amaze me. The extravagance and intricate detailing in each of the gowns can’t be taken in just through a quick glance. Through hand-appliquéd crystals and 3D embroideries, to gorgeous tulle, feathers, and lace, you could spend hours awing at the pieces in the Resort 2020 collection.