I stumbled upon this article from the New York Times magazine the other day, and thought it worth posting a link here:
The Circus of Fashion
It's about the rise of the fashion blogger and how more and more people are "peacocking" around outside fashion shows, particularly during the big fashion weeks.
Whilst the article is primarily about women, it really reminded me of the ridiculous outfits that we see people wearing during Pitti Uomo - in essence, they are deliberately donning costumes so as to attract attention and (hopefully) be photographed. Unfortunately, however, there are people out there who see those photos posted and reposted on Tumblr and who then adopt those looks for themselves.
Apparently, the article has created a bit of a stir online, with some people supporting the views put forward in the article (there are too many ridiculously-dressed fops swanning around etc etc) and others panning the article (the democratisation of fashion, rise of street style, etc etc).
Thanks for the lead JM! Now, what to do with that black floppy felt hat I purchased : )
Edited by Dusty Brogues - 2/28/13 at 11:19pm