How I'm able to spend a year and a half whining about the lack of insightful fashion coverage,
and then drop everything in order to "reflect" (along with 50 BILLION others) upon the gazillion collections at fashion week just like everyone else is absolutely beyond me.
That being said,
And I will.
'Cause I must.
I must, because to ignore the hoopla would to deny myself a chance to talk about clothes n' shoes n' other stuff . . . even if the impetus for that discussion is...less than creative.
But just because something isn't new, doesn't mean that it's not still a bit more interesting than The Office reruns on TBS.
And like, I really enjoy The Office reruns on TBS, so ... might this esteemed "newness" maybe be overrated??
Guess so. Because
NOTHING IS NEW HERE.
GUYS. Either I'm completely losing losing my ability to see fashion due to an over-saturation of online images,
or everything seen since Thursday is an indiscernible alteration of the collection shown before it.
Do you even remember what color looks like like? Are we forever condemned to monochrome clothes? Are shapely silhouettes a thing of the past? Is boxiness always best?
I mean, don't get me wrong - I love me some square-shaped black and white, but in entirety?? The only reason it's so appealing in the first place is because it usually stands in stark contrast to the figure-fitting silhouettes of so many other styles. But now . . .
ARE WE MORPHING INTO ROBOTS?
Alas, proof of the sameness:
3. High Necklines
4. Deep, Deep V Plunges
7. Matching Separates
9. Tent A-line Tops
10. And the crop top, baby. Looks like it's "here" for a while more. (Here being, you know, relative, considering that "here here" (read: Wisconsin), crop tops are still regarded as relatively trashy so . . . oops).
|shirt: Forever 21, shorts: UO, shoes: Anthropologie, necklace: C. Alexandria via Iona, watch: La Mer|
I'm curious, though. Did you feel that New York showed a disparaging amount of sameness, or am I just overreacting to a multi-year stretch of a single set of trends?
Or maybe I should just not mention NYFW anymore in an attempt to totally rebel against the top-down nature of Fashion-with-a-capital-F?
photos by Matt Engelhart