“We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town beep-beep.” (David Bowie)
So near as I can tell it’s a chicken’n’egg thing. The fashion industries create new clothes and the people wear the new clothes that the … brrrrp. Stop – rewind.
I thought I knew something about fashion but I’ve just done a little reading and it turns out that I know nothing! All my carefully nurtured pre-conceptions about fashion houses being evil overlords, forcing us to wear clothes for a season and then declaring us to be out of fashion a single season later. S’not true you know. No it’s not.
They are actually looking out for us. They are dedicated to bringing us clothes for every conceivable occasion at prices that won’t break the bank. Yay for the fashion houses!
Oh, wait – just had a thought: maybe I’m getting them mixed up with mass markets or supermarkets.
Yeah, okay. Got it now. Here’s how it is:
- rich people
- rich folk buy
- rich folks in mags
- poor people read mags
- poor people want what they see
- mass producers listen to poor people
- mass producers do cheap knock-offs of designs
- back to square one for those wonderfully busy designers.
Don’t you just got to love the wonderful fashion industry, the ever nurturing fashion industry, the beautiful and beautifying fashion industry!
I was going to show you a gratuitously beautiful model wearing something smart, sexy and practical but then realised that there are a million blogs out there doing that so why follow the herd.
But then again – why not?
… and because I’m kind and loving person – here’s one for the girls: