WEARING: Oak & Fort LS Chiffon Dress, Cyeoms Ca$h Top, American Apparel High Waist Jeans, Rings by local designers,H&M Heels and Sunnies.
NYFW is on. NY city has been invaded with relevant bloggers and wanna bes from all over the world. Don't get me wrong I am not hating, it is one of my dreams to be there during a fashion week. To watch people as they stroll in and out of places, to be able to see a few of the collections from some of my favourite designers such as Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang. To have memories and stories to tell from my point of view, not to only hear them from others.
NYFW made me ponder about the amount of shows, seasons, and trends the industry has given us as consumers. It is a blessing and a curse. My opinion as a designer, the amount of seasons that have been added in a year is over the board. All I can think is that the fast fashion industry is trying to copy everything in time to sell it for cheaper in some inferior fabric, made abroad. I am not saying don't shop at H&M or Zara; I just think that we don't need everything to be new or follow every trend.
I enjoy re-working or re-wearing the same items. It gives me a chance to be creative with my styling and with my buying. I have always believed that less is more. I wish more consumers would support local shops and independent designers for their creations. I would rather save for one good item than have ten cheap things. This was something my Mom taught me at an early age, it has stuck with me since, and I am grateful.
Photos by Particle Observer.