Inspiration – Low Fashion February 9, 2010Posted by Lauren Cooke in Blogs, Fashion, Inspiration.
Tags: catwalks, Fashion, high fashion, low fashion
You guys have probably noticed that Cie’s blogging all too often inspires me to write something, or do something, or talk about doing something. She is just one of those bloggers, and one of those girls, who often manages to say exactly what I am thinking, and so I read her blog and pop on over to mine to have my own say.
Her latest post is about why fashion bloggers are so successful – because we are about the fashion you can wear, the looks people can actually pull off, and not about pure catwalk art. We aren’t high fashion, but just style and necessity and real life lumpy bumpy imperfect people.
So this got me thinking that maybe high fashion is out of date. Maybe this concept of people dressing up in peculiar visionary costumes and outfits is taken far too seriously in a world where in actuality they cannot dictate what we wear. In fact, maybe what should have always been an inspiration has really become a bible. The law of the catwalks, the choices they make, can influence hundreds of fashion conscious men and women to buy the most peculiar things, to wear to oddest outfits (and to look darn uncomfortable doing so). With the click of a finger, fashion fans are at high fashion’s every beck and call.
So maybe low fashion needs a revolution. We need a magazine that shows us, normal and freaky and strange and making fashion mistakes in with the bargain. One that shows that girls can sometimes leave the house wearing two different shoes, or that navy can actually look quite cool with black. The low fashion that sees us have to find yet another way to wear that old t-shirt because we can’t afford a replacement, or spending all our money on beautiful shoes and having to wear them with a bin bag. The fashion that is graceful just as often as it is silly, funky just as often as it is smart – our fashion. Low fashion.
You know what though? If a low fashion magazine came on our shelves, about normal people and their normal inspirational stories? I would be far more inclined to pick that off the shelf than I would be to choose Vogue.
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