Seasons and Shows - Is it time for a change to the fashion system?
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Join Date: Jan 2008
I think the only thing that bothers me about fashion week, in all of the cities, is the fact that for some reason every designer for some odd reason already know what next season's trends are going to be; making fashion week so monotonous.
At this point, for me, fashion shows are simply the cheapest way to advertise yourself; and the one who can attract the biggest names in fashion wins. Even then, smaller unknown brands are still able to get the same attention without having to spend millions, especially in New York.
I don't know the inner circles of the fashion industry, so I don't know what changes are to be made; but I think the main change should be that designers should be able to do the work they want to do without having to completely bow down to mag editors, and vice versa. *hint hint*
Fashion week should go back to how it was back in the 90's, 80's, 70's, 60's.... basically before the 2000 era; simply because each and every show was a make it or break it, even for the likes of Saint Laurent. Now you see designers being praised for mediocre work only because they're willing to put someone on the first row.
And I don't really get most of the "fashionistas" who attend fashion shows, especially in NY; most of the people invited are practically nobodies in the fashion industry, just a bunch of wannabes who want to tell everyone they've attended a show. It's a waste of money for the designers to be inviting such people.
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