Not fashion related as such, but hey… it’s about China. And it’s the coolest interactive timeline I’ve ever seen. A Zeitgeist-window…
Deeper and deeper into the past, as the future becomes more and more fragmented… Very interesting look at manufactured “authenticity” using “history” as a foil. I’m not sure whether the writer understands the contradiction he presents at the end (?)
A new generation of twenty-somethings with no money to spend, coming up? Now that could change things.
To me the most interesting part of this photo-series is the fashions on the kids in the background of picture #7.(Any guesses why?)
Trending models… What do we see?
“Weighed down by higher-than-average unemployment, student- loan debt and concerns that the economy will continue to struggle, Americans 18 to 34 years old are increasingly reluctant to shop, according to researcher WSL Strategic Retail.”
I’m taking bets that they’ll start targeting aging boomers instead…
It’s officially a world-wide trend. What to do with this bit of information?
“Milan, London, New York and Paris. Why not Lagos?” says organiser of Africa Arise showcase for rising African designers
Well…Why not, indeed?
Oh, for goodness’ sake… A band hits big time by appealing to Boomer/ Yuppie pop history. Is trendspotting going to continue to be about watching the Boomers on a repeat cycle for another generation? Maybe it isn’t about the Boomers anymore? When I was a teen there was a fad for 1950’s rock-and-roll (right about the time the movie American Graffiti came out.) Does each new generation of producers now go back to the years just before they were born for inspiration? Might be worth a look…
Anyone thinking about the “Dark Trend” at the Oscars afterparties?