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The reason I quote this is because I feel somehow the same way with you...
Don't you feel as if we've been seeing the same fashion looks year after year for the last 3-4 years? If your main source of inspiration is magazines.... you're stuck!
I feel the need for something new, wearable, stylish but not too hard-trying.... the only thing I get to see are either uggs, mukluks, boots over trousers and jeans.... so many jeans.... and vintage... I came to dislike it..... and I hate that ladylike look that is of fashion this season.... it looks so pretentious.... who wants to be a lady anyway?
I've been studying all the street photos poosted here and although I can really appreciate some of the styles shown there, as well as the creativity shown by some of the people, I find disturbing the fact that everyone seems to be dressed to impress... as if they woke up thinking "what should I wear in case someone takes my picture...?" I would like to see people who do not seem to copy anyone else or any trend... where are the trend setters nowadays? Everyone seems to be influenced by the same bunch of 5 people....
I feel that the designers do not help with fashion trend-setting anymore because they seem to copy celebrities as well... or even worse... they constantly copy fashion of previous decades.... where is the new stuff.... how much more will we be seeing hippies and mods and things like these on the catwalks... what will be the fashion to define OUR generation.... copycats?
Sadly, you have very accurately described the current state of things. Even though it's natural to dress to impress or try to look cool, people are not drawing inspiration from their own experiences, character, personalities, tastes, etc....but are rather dictated by a cluster of editors and designers who in turn are ripping off the looks from the streets. Hence streetstyle= everyone looking like a hipster, whatever that was supposed to be. I guess this is not a new phenomenon, but thanks for the wake-up call, Melt.
She's tearing at the seams
She's going to extremes
Nobody told her it was a sin
So she's pulling out the pin
- Elvis Costello
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