Living Up to the Name or Filling the Stereotype?

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.



12 comments:

  1. Wonderful blog post, this Moschino dress is amazing
    http://redlipsnrosycheeks.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, and the dress is amazing, I just feel I've seen thousands of them already in Toys R Us...

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  2. Wow, this dress is really something!

    xx Z&G

    www.temple-of-beauty.com

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    1. It is, but it would be better in a plastic Dream House...

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  3. I do think Moschino are awesome for picking Barbie as their subject matter and some of the pieces have been amazing but not all of them wearable! I spose Barbie is a fashion icon is this exactly a Barbie dress, can't imagine many people wearing this on a night out though! xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
    www.popcornandglitter.co.uk

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    1. That's true - this isn't the most wearable collection! I can picture some of the pieces used individually, but all together they're a bit overwhelming.

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    1. It is, but I bet Ken's outfit would be even more stunning!

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  5. My student showed me another Barbie outfit that has the real version as well! It is a Chinese style dress. Interesting post! Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com

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  6. I think Moschino has always been known for its irreverence auqnue agree with you that many of the pieces in this collection are a bit hard to take in the day, I invite you to visit my blog!

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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    1. That is what Moschino is known for, but fashion outsiders tend to group collections together and will lose respect when they see collections like these (especially with prices like these), even though it's a bit of an inside joke for us!

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