Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fashion's Search for Authenticity

“Fashion magazines are always about some element of fantasy,” said Cindi Leive, the editor of Glamour, “but what I’m hearing from readers lately is that in fashion, as in every other part of our lives right now, there is a hunger for authenticity. Artifice, in general, feels very five years ago.”

This actually brings up the question whether fashion is inherently inauthentic. Fashion takes its inspiration from authentic things like an African print and transforms it into something that’s manufactured, manipulated, and artificial. I think that the fashion industry should stop trying to create “authenticity” when it relentlessly pushes trends onto consumers. That’s the antithesis of “real”.

Personal style is authentic, fashion is not.

I don't know...I'm rambling. Haha

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