"Personally, I think there is too much fashion in the world."
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I do find myself agreeing Mr. Van Noten. Like everything else, there are always pros and cons. As someone who completely grew up outside of the fashion world, I found my way in through the internet, and I am extremely grateful for all the fashion knowledge I've been able to obtain over the past decade, but as time goes on I find myself getting weary of this. It's a good thing that fashion has become so accessible to people all over the world, we can all go to style.com or nowfashion to instantly see the season's trends. Oooohh there's the word: trends, really does make me cringe. I feel as if everything in fashion has somewhat become a big "trend", all the street-style blogs, new fashion magazines, multitudes of agencies, another collection launch, being pulled in every which direction. Too many things and thoughts are becoming all muddled together and it's becoming difficult to pay attention to the details and to the quality, both of which should be timeless. The internet has given me a great platform to pursue my fashion career and I hope it does the same for anyone else who truly appreciates the creative process of the industry. I think it's time to slow down a little, take the time to create beautiful collections, thought-provoking editorials, and properly fostering the models, instead of all constantly chasing for the next "big thing". That's my tidbit for the day!
Looking to 2013 already...
I've seen a goodbit from New York, a sprinkle from London, and a few from Milan. My real excitement lies in Paris, eager to see what Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane will do for their respective houses.
First off, I want to say WELCOME BACK FRAU JIL SANDER!
I'd assume it's always a happy thing to return to the label that bears your name. The S/S 2013 Women's RTW was very much like the Men's, very back to basics, classic Jil Sander shapes and cuts, a "Reset to Zero" as she coined it. The collection was a breath of fresh air. No gimmicks, no overproduction, just clean, simple, well crafted garments. The color combinations and dash of shiny paillettes at the end made it modern and interesting. Let's take a look here-
The hair and makeup, accessories (those clutches are quite nice!), and casting were all added elements that made this one cohesive thought of a collection. Standout faces from this particular runway are Juliana from Ford and Iris from Next.
I'm going to save one more from Milan and then onto Paris!!