On Thursdays class Dr. Aspelund talked about how his grandmother used to go see movies for fashion inspiration. Well, I think that today we no longer look to the “Big Screen” for fashion inspiration, not because film is a thing of the past but because the industry is too fast paced. When a movie is released the fashions that the actors are wearing are at least a year old. People now look to their televisions for fashion guidance. Every week its like your own personal fashion show based off of what shows you find most intriguing. For, example the popular teen show Pretty Little Liars is known for the fashions featured on the main characters.
Within hours of the premiere of the episode you can go online and find the exact clothing items or something incredibly similar to what was featured on the episode. You can find these items almost everywhere from Pinterest, to fashion magazine websites, to websites dedicated to just finding those particular items.
Fashion is no longer set by the few and privileged, it is now controlled by the masses on their smartphones, tablets, and computers. It has moved from something that changes slowly to something that changes almost instantaneously. Therefore the “Big screen” has become almost irrelevant when it comes to fashion, unless it is set in the future. To understand the “now” we must look to our small screens whether they are TVs, laptops, tablets, or smart phones.