a toast to my contributing editors
I would like to applaud my commenters for some of the amazing discussion that’s been happening around here lately.
Just to feature some gems from this thread…
Andrea, makes a keen point on the subject of trend services:
It might seem crazy, but designers have the emotional voodoo sense for whatâ€™s next. Maybe itâ€™s not that crazy, itâ€™s just that theyâ€™re ahead of the times. As for need of this service? It really depends on who youâ€™re talking to. Donâ€™t forget buyers make their choices on more analytical than emotional.
Lol B (whose new blog I eagerly anticipate) is more cynical about trends…
I wish that change in the fashion industry came through innovation, through development of skills and technology. Changing silhouettes, colours and fabrication season after season is not revolutionary itâ€™s just a successful business model that works on the principal of feeding off peoples insecurities and fulfilling their lust for consumerism.
I think she’s right on about why fashion changes: what people buy reflects their fears and hopes. Also, our lives change and so do social norms and that affects how we dress. Economic and technological changes have a significant effect too. I don’t think it’s much use rallying to stop the wheel of fashion – why and how we adorn ourselves is not understood well enough to control. Even people’s postures are affected by changes in trends.
This brings up the idea of seasonless fashion… something I want to think about further.
Can you name an item of clothing or footwear that is virtually always in style, for multiple decades at least? Be as specific as possible. Non-commenters, feel free to speak up.
Lol B also brought in a great article about Agnes b.
There are also lots of terrific comments on the case for the fashion non-capital post.
Thank you to everyone who comments and reads and links to final fashion. I really appreciate it.