Falling from the Runways

By Savona Safaoui, Guest Writer

Photo courtesy of fashionweekdaily.com
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New York Fashion week has once again come to an end. And what comes after fashion week? More preparation for the next one.

Fast fashion: the reason there are so many fashion weeks. All the looks that the designers present as the beauty of their day, by next season, the times change and the styles and tastes change, it won’t be fashionable anymore. But if a designer keeps clean and has the same exact style and taste and doesn’t change anything for ten years, they’ll still be in style.

The sparkling runway seems like a far off fantasy, but the clothing and trends sold in our malls will be influenced by the show. Even so, it is a far stretch from what is seen at the actual shows. The trends are headless, and some of them are: denim, hippies, sheer, blah blah blah; you’ll see it on Twitter or Instagram anyway.

Fashion week is only important to designers, photographers, magazine and blog staff, and people who want to feel like they’re apart of something that’s hip-and-with-it. Needless to say, it’s a far cry from the fashion found in our clothing stores.

With internet and social networking, there is no real need for fashion week anymore, but it is too entertaining and customary to do away with; it remains the axis of many fashion people’s lives, both financially and socially, and anyway, there is an exciting air about it.

It’s gotten to be more about the after party than the show. But it’s hard to get into the roped-off VIP section, unless you’ve got a friend to scoop you past the security guard. Hood By Air, this season, has really made a chic freaky star of itself. Rising in popularity among the NY City boys, the actual black and white and expensive sweatshirts worn bear only a touch of the chintzy, distopian bizarreness of the models in their show. By chic freakiness, I mean the Great Dane.

Statement.. Performance.A look worth looking at: Marc Jacobs models wear no makeup, and bobs!

What keeps the shows in such high esteems is the magical mystique behind it, which can be attributed to, though now far from, the swank glamour that graced fashion weeks of the 60s,70s,80s.

Plastic idols are everywhere. That hasn’t changed. And you are apart of something now; just a little bit closer to fashion icons like Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, Gia, Twiggy, Chanel, and even Andy Warhol and his Superstars. Fashion week is glamorous, and then it is other things.