Saturday, September 6, 2008
So according to the "International Herald Tribune" Fashion Week's message has been focused around well relaxing, with loose beachy vibes drawing inspiration from far away places. The reasoning for the relaxing, "tropical prints combined with an easy slouch to evoke less stressful times." "When the economy is so bad and with the horrible things happening all around the world, one gets inspired to create a certain kind of beauty," as designer Narciso Rodriguez told The Associated Press before the shows began. He also promised an "anti-stress" collection later in the week. "When the economy slumps, some designers turn to bright colors and go beyond basics to lure customers into stores." To me this does make some sense. But as the average 15 minute fashion show for a top name designer ranges in the high hundred thousands and well into the millions also the thousands of dollars for on beach inspired dress, the beachy just want to relax vibes our obviously not appointed at the middle or even lower upper class people but the first rowers who can afford the new collection without a blink of an eye. I do see the shows and think wow that's a great idea but do the first rowers really feel the economy's decline, I am sure some do but not enough to stop them from drinking $1,000 champagne while most people don't make that much money in two weeks while people in most countries won't make that in two years. Sorry for the ramble, I actually did enjoy most of the collections yesterday that I have seen pictures of but i guess I just feel like how they say that they inspired a hundred thousand dollar outfit based on uplifting people from the economy failing.
here's the link for the whole article
Posted by the assistant at 8:37 AM