Blog #9

Upon stumbling on an article from Elle magazine online regarding Paris street style around the time of their fashion week this year, I found mostly that people are kinda doing their own thing.  By this I mean that, for the most part, it appears that “everything goes” yet again.  I saw anywhere from top designers such as Chanel, LV, and Fendi to more-affordable labels to the liking of Topshop, Zara, and H&M.  Don’t get me wrong, I did observe some underlying similarities regarding the current style trends including long coats, high-waisted skirts and pants, and overall a looser fit to many clothing items such as pants, trousers, blouses, and sweaters that are reminiscent of 1960’s and 70s popular fashions in the US.  What does this mean for major fashion events such as the infamous Paris fashion week? I feel it means a continued flooding of the apparel market for luxury brands and an increasing portion of styles coming out of the largest fast-fashion houses creating a melange of sorts.  It is definitely interesting to see how varied the styles are in this major metropolitan center as much as the plethora of major designers and brands that can be found on a single block in Paris.  Now obviously during and around the time of Paris fashion week, there is arguably a large influx in non-natives, but that is part of the experience in that it is able to further add more variation to the Parisian fashion mix, while at the same time creating a subculture of fashionistas that can only be endemic to the location of such major events.

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http://www.elle.com/fashion/street-chic/news/g9236/paris-fashion-week-street-style-photos-spring-2015/

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2 thoughts on “Blog #9

  1. I’m focusing on London street style and through all the blogs i looked at i noticed the same thing, that everything goes. i saw that people freely wear whatever they want and make clothes look good even if the outfit is strange.

  2. Can you identify which luxury brands are present? Are there some you see more than others? Some that mix more often than others?

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