New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest events of the year for anyone who follows fashion trends.
I used to hate high end fashion. Those stuffy designers would create different hideous outfits and have ultra skinny models parade them around and expect people to clap for them. The outfits weren’t even pretty, and they were all way too expensive for any middle class adults to buy. Not my cup of tea.
But since then, I’ve realized that it isn’t about the practicality of the outfit. If we thought about only creating practical pieces for normal women to wear, then there would never be any change to the ever altering question of “What is style?” Top of the line fashion designers create clothes that are unique. The unique pieces aren’t made with the question of who will wear them…they’re made with the question of who will like them. What trends will they stimulate? How much popularity will they gain?
Once I learned that fashion design isn’t about how many people wear the clothes, I begun to appreciate fashion as an art, and not just an economic purchase.
That being said, did you know that you can watch all the runway shows from NYFW? You can watch it live on your computer here.
I haven’t had as much time as I would like to be able to watch it, what with the Olympics happening at the same time (an unfortunate coincidence), but I highly recommend it. It’s important to be culturally aware, yes? So be cultured and watch New York Fashion Week.
New York Fashion Week runs until February 13th, so there’s still time to enjoy the abstract art that is fashion.