20 February 2011

fashion, week, street and style



With one more New York Fashion Week, somehow comes to mind that we like stability. Stability in this case gives to us a beautiful and not so beautiful clothes and tons of celebrities, most of them looking phony dressed in clothes by designers in whose front row they are sitting in. Fashion is business, a business that is forth-largest industry globally and somehow that $500 billion worth thing brings joy and fun. And there was no lack of joy this year in New York. Besides everyone gossips about Alt-Roitfeld failed friendship, Terry Richardson is hugging Emanuelle. Julia Frakes had a problem with dishwasher 10 minutes before the Karen Walker show and fellow brygger has some serious jungle issues. Grace Coddington assiduously takes notes while her boss looks like she is bored to death, as usual. Flamboyant, cool and unique Miss Elson and the rest of the clique gathered around 3W (Wasson, Waris and Wang) are still the ones that have most fun.
And what is splendid is the fact that you can see all this even if you are miles away from New York. Those that are enabling this are tons of PP (party photographers) and SSP (street style photographers) and specialties of the week are certainly street style photos. But sometimes I question myself is it unfair or if not perverted that we are more into stalking the pretty people rather than the pretty clothes. On this issue I found the like-minded, Carine Roitfeld, who herself creates lot of buzz. She told Style.com’s Dirk Standen; “It’s true that, when you go to a show now, the photographers are more interested sometimes in the dress or the jacket you’re wearing than to photograph the show, and I think this is totally wrong. It’s an honor and you smile to the people. But is it normal? I think there is something a bit weird, that more people want to see these looks than want to see what John Galliano or Dolce & Gabbana did for the show.”
After all it’s not easy in the times when begins the end of cold winter trauma and you are more into thinking about short sleeves, to be a prophet. For that, I believe you have to have a little something in your head. Does today’s society appreciate that?





PHOTOS IN THIS SUMMARY OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK FALL 2011 STREET STYLE AND PARTIES VIA NYMAG, STYLE.COM, TOTALLYNOTDEPRESSED, TELEGRAPH, VOGUE.IT, REFINERY29, FACEHUNTER, MR. NEWTON, VOGUE.UK

12 comments:

sojourned in style said...

firstly, love the the images you compile together they are well assembledd! secondly, love what you brought up- "we are more into stalking the pretty people rather than the pretty clothes" I never really thought about it like that and it is completely true

Matea said...

Sviđa mi se što je Carine rekla, zbilja dođe da staneš i razmisliš, kako smo svi (ili većina?) došli do toga.
Još jedan odličan post :)

Margaux. said...

great fashion week post, different than wheat I usually see! and very interesting point. I suppose it's a little saddening considering how much goes into a fashion show, but then fashion is everywhere, and we have enough love to appreciate it in both the shows and the attendees!

Meri said...

Great photos! This is better than people watching :)
Meri
merigoesround.blogspot.com

Haute World said...

Great collage! I agree that it's a shame that more people seem interested in the streetstyle than the actual fashion shows, but on the other hand... fashion shows were not originally meant to be viewed by the public anyyway. They're still primarily there to be trade shows for buyers and other industry employees.

Becca. said...

loving the photos, especially the street style ones!

Thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

amalie said...

great collages! such great style
x

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

oh man, saw irina there and have been wondering why she went missing. want more of her. but her face looks way too thin!

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

Jackie said...

I love this! So well put together and creative! I love your blog I'm now following (:

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xxjackie

F.M. said...

For a second, I almost sided w/ Carine and thought, 'indeed, people should pay attention to the shows more," but everyone is interested in different aspects of Fashion Week with good reason. If style photographers are more concerned with how an editor is sporting *this* season's looks and making it work in the everyday (as opposed to having to imagine how the runway looks will look in the future), then so be it. Right??

Anyway, brilliant post as per usual! :)

XO from Montreal:
F.M.

Gorgeous Clara said...

wow! great collections!

I love Alexa's jumpsuit!

nookie said...

Agree with you & Carine, though this is all because of the street style blogs;)