If you're a fan of fashion bloggers, you're probably aware that it's fashion week again in NY (to be followed by all the other fashion weeks of course). And now with Snapchat and Instagram stories, we get to see what the bloggers are seeing. But I don't know if I'm just getting older but I'm getting more and more disinterested and jaded about fashion weeks. I'm just not in the mood to look at clothes 1) I would never wear, 2) could never afford to buy, and 3) probably wouldn't come in my size (that or I would need to shorten everything). Sure it looks all glam and who doesn't like to look at what some designers are creating but I find that it's really quite irrelevant to my daily style. I guess you could argue the whole "high fashion becomes mainstream fashion after a couple of months" (ala The Devil Wears Prada). But these days I try not to follow the trends (well I purchased one of those trendy off the shoulder looks this summer but just didn't find a time and place to wear it. I think the look just isn't for me). And I'm always tempted to try some of these trends (interesting bell sleeves are calling my name right now), but more often than not those trendy pieces come from fast fashion and once that trend is over a lot of those pieces will end up at Goodwill or landfills. And if I'm trying to keep my purchases sustainable and socially-conscious I really don't want to give my money to those kinds of stores. So in the end I guess what I'm trying to say is it's okay not to pay attention to fashion weeks and still love fashion (and follow trends that are produced in a conscionable way that suit my style, thank goodness there's Everlane). Also let's just pay more attention to all the different forces in our lives that stimulate creativity to our style (which isn't to say I still won't troll Shopbop for trendy pieces (mostly) made in the USA or Netaporter for some inspiration).
P.S. Having just finished all 3 seasons of Penny Dreadful + the current Netaporter edition of Edit has got me thinking I need to dig up my favorite velvet dress and add some Victorian-esque ruffles or lace to my life (which is coincidentally everywhere on the blogs--ah well guess I'm susceptible to the trickle down effects of fashion weeks and bloggers afterall , lol).
P.P.S. If this post sounds a little convuluted and confusing I apologise. I guess it reflects what I feel about Fashion Weeks (ie I dislike it but end up following some trends anyway).