What I really took away from the discussion yesterday was how few designers were on our fashion influences “people” list. Literally just Karl Lagerfeld. We’ve talked about how the role of the designer may one day be completely replaced by a design team but I did not realize how quickly this idea was becoming true. The whiteboard list clearly shows how influenced we are by celebrities. But who are the celebrities influenced by? They’re influenced not only by each other, and their stylists, but ultimately the designers as well. So is it that the designers are no longer important to the public or that they are just behind the scenes? And if they are no longer important to us (the public) is it our choosing or is this part of the fashion industries agenda?