I think part of the problem is really, actually, an over-saturation of fashion shows that are dull and unimaginative, not a lack of talent.
New York being a prime example of this epidemic. Think about it...New York fashion week would probably still feel exciting if it consisted only of Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Rodarte, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, etc.
However, when it is only day two of fashion week and we already have close to 50 shows alone on style.com...it's overwhelming and numbing, considering most that are showing have no real business putting on a show or presentation anyway.
Of course there has to be a platform for new designers to expose themselves, but all these little, anonymous, forgettable NY do nothing but cloud the vision of and exasperate the attendees and the viewer. Billy Reid, for example? Does he need a show? No. He needs to design his collections, a lookbook if he must, but his clothes should just end up in the stores. Period.
I'm not sure how a system to judge and evaluate who and who can't show would operate, and on what guidelines, but I feel like we're at a breaking point, and something needs to be done to make fashion week a little more exclusive again. Maybe the CFDA could spend less time ID'ing models, and take more time to be selective about who can show/get coverage.
There's a reason why Paris is always an exciting week...it's Balenciaga, it's Chanel, it's Ann, it's Lanvin, it's Dries, it's Givenchy, it's Comme, it's YSL...all the heavy-hitters. No fluff to distract from those with real points of view and vision.
"DIOR, NOT WAR!"
Last edited by dior_couture1245; 10-09-2011 at 05:15 PM.