When I think of media I think of the huge impact which it has begun to have on our current generation. Social media sites such as Instagram, Pinterest, and even blogs are all constantly being used as a way to stay both globally and locally aware. Media has become the way which we connect with people both locally and globally, and because of this our fashion experiences and influences are always changing. While we may look at one fashion trend as being “in” due to local influences, across the globe this particular trend may not even exist. While fashion changes with time, fashion can also change due to geographics, and current social media reflects this. For example when comparing European trends to American trends, one can say there are many differences. Different parts of the globe are exposed to different influences, products, materials, fabrics, and because of this our global or local belief is always changing. While we use media accounts such as vinyard vines or Rib & Rhein to stay locally aware and in style, we can also browse many other sites which give us a much larger, broader, and global outlook.
Vinyard Vines Instagram as local RI trends: https://instagram.com/vineyardvines/?hl=en
H&M, Urban Outfitters as global trends: https://instagram.com/urbanoutfitters/?hl=en