Weekend wonderings on fast fashion

7 Sep 2013


In case you've been living under a rock these days - a very large rock, that is - you've probably noticed that NYFW has kicked-off last Thursday. But instead of attacking Style.com like a fasion-famished person, I decided to take a step back this season...and contemplate. Yes, you probably wouldn't have guessed but I really do that sometimes.

You see, just like Azzedine Alaïa - who decided to jump of the merry-go-round of four (or even more) collections a year and launch his collections whenever he feels ready for it - I sometimes feel slightly fed-up with the excessivly huge supply of new fabrics, fashions and trends that flood us every year and are then quickly copied by highstreet stores, bought and tossed away even faster.

I follow a lot of other fashion blogs and time and time again I'm quite flabbergasted by the rate at which these ladies consume clothes. The outfits I show on my blog are often composed with a lot of old stuff. Some may like that, some might not. But at least you know that you're looking at an outfit of a person with an average income, who actually bought the pieces she's wearing instead of putting them on for show, before sending them back to the PR-lady who let her borrow them.

Besides, opposed to Anna Dello Russo - who's famous for her crazy-giant collection of clothes and won't wear the same piece ever again once she's been photographed in it - I love to treasure my pieces and wear them again and again and again. Be it the high-end splurge I allow myself every once (okay, twice) a year or the cotton white shirt that cost me a mere € 10 at H&M.

What are your thoughts? Is fashion going to fast? Or am I just to slow?

Either way, enjoy your weekend!