After a sweep of normcore, minimalism, and androgyny, fashion is taking a bit of different a route, in the complete opposite direction. Not familiar with fashion's current look? Just imagine taking a wrong step into the kid's toy isle in a hardware shop; that's it. And what a wrong step it is. The popping logos and general airhead-ness is just what people expect from fashion. When you mention the fashion industry, the first image that comes into most people's minds is ridiculous characters, logos, and weirdness (read: aesthetically displeasing.) If a fashion outsider looked inside any reputable fashion news source, i.e. WWD, about a year ago, they would, inevitably, make fun of the extreme minimalism, but also be intimidated and impressed by the sharpness of it. If a fashion outsider poked around runway reviews today, they would mercilessly ridicule fashion for the the popping logos, bright colors, and overall childishness. Every industry, every group, has a duty to be respected. Fashion especially so because it's such a big part of average, everyday lives, yet so mocked. This comical trend could have been an effort to poke fun at fashion (they always say to laugh at yourself...), but I don't feel that's what the industry needs at the moment. We can gain respect through solid, beautiful designs, not something that looks like it should be sold in a cardboard box with a matching hairbrush.