What has Happened to Fashion?

Everywhere I look I see the same brands on everyone, fashion has become so boring. Everyone is wearing the same skinny jeans and solid tees, saggy crotches and tight ankles. Where did this come from? How did style become so passé, so generic?

I suppose fashion peaked in the 90’s when there where larger then life people running the major fashion houses. Now they are either dead or have sold their label to some rack room looking safe house only looking to turn over a profit. Fashion used to be exciting, something to look forward to.

I don’t know, maybe the real nice pieces are out of range for the average folks and are reserved only for the rich. When I was growing up I wasn’t into the over the top things that used to come down the runway, I was in love with Calvin Klein and the clean sharp lines the brand stuck with. But that doesn’t mean I don’t miss the outrageousness of it all. Those large catwalks full of color and avant-garde pieces inspired the masses to make pieces that reflected the culture and the times.

Maybe life is imitating art. Everything is so drab these days. Everything is incorporated and strip malls and chains. The words haunté couture painted on 14 year old asses at the local mall. Nothing about a pair of sweatpants made in some factory in Pakistan with these words printed on them could be further from the meaning.

We have become so serious these days. We over analyze the littlest things and turn them into giants that crowd the room and leave no room for air to move freely. We are living in Great Aunties parlor. Stagnate and disabled to a fresh idea. When did this happen, this slow progression into mediocre, mundane sad pants we walk around in? When the middle class started to die off? The rich barricaded themselves in tall buildings? The poor had no one to look up to?

Did this country just get too serious for it’s own good? I guess it’s been coming for a long time. Bored housewives in the 90’s starting all these organizations (hate groups) to ‘help’ their children be the best they can. When all they did was hinder them. A bunch of pussy’s running around crying number one.

These were the women that held the most expendable cash, and so they were the targets. The 90’s were full of these come up brands that you still see today, mostly in the malls, but are universal to the youth today. That is all they know. A State wide sponsored school dress code that transpires to after school wear.

The youth of America have so many choices these days, and they follow their friends into those typhlosis. Shopping the same tired brands with only a meager difference from the season before. A sweater will have a difference in where the stitching is or jeans will be a quarter inch thinner. I feel like there is a rut happening right now that needs to be broken.

We need fresh faces who are bold, who aren’t afraid to take risks. We need visionaries to challenge the mundane muck people are walking around in today. Lets get some people out there to class up America. Bring back fine material, tops that aren’t imprinted with brand logos, bottoms that are set apart from the cotton pants with elastic bottoms these stores are trying to shove down our throats. 2017 is a perfect year to get back to basics, start with fresh ideas, bring back a classic looking American style that embodies the now. A look that says we are not a washed up country without fresh ideas.

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One thought on “What has Happened to Fashion?

  1. I totally agree and feel the same. Fashion has been super lazy lately. Designers are marketing the same trends with slight embellishments to make them appear New and exciting. I also feel the same about the modeling industry. My idol growing up was Kate Moss. She was an innovator, an inspiration. She broke down barriers and challenged the industry. I have been upcycling and keeping true to my uniqueness. Maybe I’ll start thrift shopping again. Well written. We need a revolution.

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