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post #93796 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post


I only speak for myself, and don't have that particular suit, but I actually like the democratization of fashion. I just got another pair of Margiela GATs, and I probably wouldn't get knockoffs, for any number of reasons, (I actually like them more than the Dior version, tbh), but am not at al bothered by their existence either. If someone wants the look, but can't or won't pay a few hundred, that is fine with me.

What I do object to is the watering down of designs into a timid, toothless, version.

 

Doesn't the complete democratization of fashion make it harder for new fashion designers to succeed?


I've also noticed that a lot of people wearing knockoffs don't even know they're knockoffs. They literally have no idea of who made the design, nor do they give a shit. They're just happy they have something that looks like what their friends think is cool. The (total) democratization of fashion leads to the depreciation of fashion as art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #93797 of 109053
Most people don't know that fast fashion is derivative yes. Just like most people don't know Michael Kors,Tory Burch, Marc by Marc Jacobs etc are awful. People think Aldo and Cole Haan are amazing...
post #93798 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Doesn't the complete democratization of fashion make it harder for new fashion designers to succeed?
No. If anything, it erodes the power of the fashion establishment, which makes for more opportunity.

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I've also noticed that a lot of people wearing knockoffs don't even know they're knockoffs. They literally have no idea of who made the design, nor do they give a shit. They're just happy they have something that looks like what their friends think is cool. The (total) democratization of fashion leads to the depreciation of fashion as art.

One doesn't follow the other. And I don't subscribe to the idea that fashion is art anyway.
post #93799 of 109053
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Most people don't know that fast fashion is derivative yes. Just like most people don't know Michael Kors,Tory Burch, Marc by Marc Jacobs etc are awful. People think Aldo and Cole Haan are amazing...

 

I kinda like cole haan.

(But I get their stuff stupid cheap)

 

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post #93800 of 109053
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Most people don't know that fast fashion is derivative yes. Just like most people don't know Michael Kors,Tory Burch, Marc by Marc Jacobs etc are awful. People think Aldo and Cole Haan are amazing...

None of those are my favorite designers, but don't think that someone like Kors doesn't know his shot.
post #93801 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

No. If anything, it erodes the power of the fashion establishment, which makes for more opportunity.
 
 

And more styleforum affiliates :stirpot:

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http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/fashion-designers.htm

 

Employment of fashion designers is projected to decline 3 percent from 2012 to 2022. Declining employment in the apparel manufacturing industry is preventing overall employment of fashion designers from increasing.

post #93803 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post
 

 

Doesn't the complete democratization of fashion make it harder for new fashion designers to succeed?


I've also noticed that a lot of people wearing knockoffs don't even know they're knockoffs. They literally have no idea of who made the design, nor do they give a shit. They're just happy they have something that looks like what their friends think is cool. The (total) democratization of fashion leads to the depreciation of fashion as art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, in her conference, the woman says that fast fashion actually "encourages",(or pushes) designer to be very creative and innovative (thus the weird runway shows for instance)... I actually see it as "overproducing" + consumerism at its worst. Back in the day, l thought theres only men and women  fall winter / spring summer seasons (4 shows a year) and l recently learned that in the women section, there are actually a RTW collection, sometimes a pre-collection... Honestly, what's the point of this? Zara, thanks to their business model, operates really fast (i rean it takes them 2 weeks from seeing an item on a runway to have it in their stores) and having 4 to 6 collection a year is the reason it's called "fast fashion"... But when a Designer's brand do the same, l see it as useless overproduced stuff, no matter the quality.

post #93804 of 109053
I want to slowly but surely add some little finger steez into my wardrobe, realtalk
post #93805 of 109053
everything is derivative. wear cool shit that you like. try to understand the design philosophy behind the shit you're wearing.
post #93806 of 109053
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I kinda like cole haan.

(But I get their stuff stupid cheap)

 

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  you're still overpaying

post #93807 of 109053
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

RFT: I am thinking of buying an EG floral andover (the reddish one) but like half of my shirts are floral prints. Question: how wrong is it to wear two different floral prints like that? Is it so wrong that it's the only right thing to do?
Go g tran! Make it work and inspire the rest of us. smile.gif
post #93808 of 109053
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http://store.kaufmann-mercantile.com/ ?

Yeah that's the one! Thanks smile.gif
post #93809 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/fashion-designers.htm

Employment of fashion designers is projected to decline 3 percent from 2012 to 2022. Declining employment in the apparel manufacturing industry is preventing overall employment of fashion designers from increasing.


That is not talking about young labels. in the present climate, entrepreneurialship is rewarded. In addition, a lot of people are getting into fashion via non-traditional avenues, which is fine. This shit is not rocket science. No one dies if you make a few shitty shirts.
post #93810 of 109053
I have an urge to buy something that is almost identical to something I already have and don't even wear that often.....
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