I have worked in fashion for many years. I have worked with clothes for more than half of my life, and I love it. Fashion is more than just clothes. It is history, individual expression and sometime it is on the edge of being art.
I am not into the high street kind of fashion, I think it moves to fast, I do not think that there is time to tell a true story and I think the quality and passion that is put behind a garment is poor.
Fashion changes by season and for many girls there style do too. One season a must have is culottes pants and the next is has to be Capri. It is a habit we as modern consumers, somehow just has adapted to and live by.
That is properly why the high street shops is more popular than ever, they make collaborations with all the big designers and make the clothes that normal people cant afford, affordable. Sympathetic, yes- however I think it is a shame.
I have many fashion idols and to see some of them in a high street shop makes me sad – not that I don´t think all woman have a right to ware fabulous clothes, I just think that some of the magic disappear, in my opinion it is just a legal copy.
For me the iconic designers I a great inspiration, they use colors, shapes, drapings and fabrics in a way that always amaze my – I will never be able to afford a dress by Lavin or Balmain. But I can be inspired by them – and that is what I think we should do. Let us be inspired by all the great and non-affordable designers, let’s be amazed by their universe and use it in our own way.
Over the next months, I will take a better look into some of my all-time favorite designers and be inspired by them.