Instantly Passé Trend

Discussion in 'Trend Spotting' started by Lena, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. australian_girl

    australian_girl New Member

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    i don't think they're making the point that we the consumers don't want something new, i think they mean that every week we won't be cashing in on the new craze or fad. we'll be wearing something different don't get me wrong.

    I really don't like fashion trends. i think it would be a positive move towards the new generation of fashion. I prefer people to look like individuals than all wearing the same peasant skirt and skinny leg jeans. I totally get what this article is saying. This has been on my mind for the past few months but only now do i realize what i was thinking.

    This move will finally cement the 21st century as a individual stylish period. You know how people refer to 1950's fashion or 1980's etc.I'm not sure but i feel like it is going that way! and about time...
     
  2. australian_girl

    australian_girl New Member

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    yep totally agree about everyone incorporating trends with their own style.
     
  3. DosViolines

    DosViolines far from home...

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    source: telegraph.co.uk

     
  4. travolta

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    there's a recent Vanity Fair article about Disney World that made me think of fashion trends. the writer argued Disney World was a similiar phenomenon as the Cargo Cults, a religious movement which occurred in the South Pacific in which the islanders interpretated material western goods as gifts from their gods. I think the writer was referring to idol worship and belief in fantastical characters as representing some cultural affirmation.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult

    The same term "cargo cult' is used as an analogy for any group of people clinging irrationally to any business strategy such as 'trends'. by imitating and possessing certain items, a person is convinced they can reach spiritual enlightenment.

    i think adam smith, the father of capitalism, is rolling in his grave.
     
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  5. fourboltmain

    fourboltmain More Old Skool Than You

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    And Marx is telling Paine, "I told you so...pay up."

    Remind me of "the Gods Must be Crazy" and the holy Coca-Cola bottle.
     
  6. faust

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    why?
     
  7. fourboltmain

    fourboltmain More Old Skool Than You

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    I can see what Travolta is getting at. The comment about Adam Smith was his reaction to people losing touch with themselves through imitation and the want to be like others, but then cheapen the actual experiance or product and themselves at the same time. How can I put it into words? It's as if trends are taking advantage of people who don't know any better. Does that make sense? (I'm not being sarcastic, I found it hard to explain but easy to feel)
     
  8. Missoni~Heiress

    Missoni~Heiress Seductress in Eden

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    the trendy wanna be it girs are what ruins trends :sick::furious::judge:
     
  9. faust

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    What was his reaction? Are you talking about division of labor that alienates the worker from the product itself? :unsure:
     
  10. travolta

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    faust, i admitt was kinda tipsy writing it. suddenly i imagined myself as noam chompsky. i am not. really at all. ;(
     
  11. faust

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    :lol: all righty then
     
  12. travolta

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    ^ good. we all have our days of self-imposed delusion. thanks for being so gracious. ;P
     
  13. faust

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    my pleasure (bows theatrically) :)
     
  14. gardenpea

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    I think trends are useful when used with flair and intelligence. I get inspiration from trends and pick what works for me. But there are only one element of many other sources of inspiration. This is how I actually managed to build my very own style. And also I don't let the trends rule me, I 'rule' them!
     
  15. gardenpea

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    I completely agree with you.
     
  16. scandababian

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    Don't confuse trends with knowing "What's up". I personally see fashion trends as something that is verbalized for the uneducated consumer. A couple of years ago, I was in a very long, severe funk wherein I absolutely could not pick up a fashion magazine or watch a fashion program because I was so disgusted with the marketing and high speed trends. I personally feel that with the bigger, more corporate labels, the reason the trends change so quickly and to such an extreme IS to make money by keeping their followers spending major $$ to keep up. I couldn't take it, it made me sick, that they thought I was that stupid and I essentially denounced my love of fashion.

    However, I continued to follow all of my other loves; film, industrial designs, music and, to over generalize, the art world. Somehow, I still managed to get up every day and "fashion" an outfit that didn't make me look like I was totally out of touch and was often complimented by other who did follow fashion. With the exeception of my jeans and undergarments, literally everything I wore came from a thrift shop. I am not trying to toot my own horn, I am just trying to make the point that if you pay attention to your enviroment and the world at large, you don't need Tom Ford (or anyone else for that matter) to tell you what to wear.

    Trends are natural, everyone who creates is inspired by someone or something else. Fashion victims ARE victims, victims of their own isolated world wherein they are looking to salesmen to tell them who they are a/o should be.

    P.S. Thanks, Gardenpea for reviving this thread, I hope others post their opinions what I think is a very interesting issue.:flower:
     
  17. inAbottle

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    i am just patiently waiting for the day that all popular trends end...
    but i doubt there will ever be 100 percent individuality amongst every person
     
  18. gardenpea

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    I see trends that way too. Trends as depicted on style.com's for example are flavours that kicks my inspiration. To this adds up to my childhood memories, films I have seen, people I have met, places I have gone. It's such a individual experience. For this you definitely need to be open and pay attention indeed. This requires a lot a self-confidence and 'education' (ie artistic sensitivity) that can take a long time to acquire. This often means going through a time of clonism, dressing a certain style to fit in your surroundings (mainly and hopefully in your teens). After that, it's a bit dreadful. I guess the vast majority of people just don't know or don't care, they're a reflection of our society where people buy, wear and throw. I couldn't do that because first I have too little money to waste it and because something really needs to strike me to buy it. Something that says straight away 'this is so me'. Well I hope it's not too confused, I have some trouble writing in a coherent manner tonight!

    I really hope too some other people will post about that subject...;)
     
  19. *Jibrielle*

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    ...so the new trend is not following trends? :p
     
  20. thefunkykitten

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    i think trends will be around forever - perhaps not in a strict sense, but they will always exist to inspire people and what they wear. yeh sure, people nowadays like to mix things up, create their own unique look - but like it or not - most of them are still influenced by the current trends of the season. i love seeing and discovering new trends - it's one of my favourite things about fashion.
     

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