When I was designing my awesome new business cards, I went on the hunt for a few key quotes to put on the backs of some. I knew I wanted one specific quote by Marilyn Monroe, as well as one by Yves Saint-Laurent, but I wanted two more. In my search, I discovered this wonderful gem by the late Alexander McQueen:
I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern – wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe. It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.
He seems to have “gotten” what I mentioned last Friday in my FBFF post regarding the “trend” of wearing whatever you want. As I mentioned, it’s one of my favorite trends, and I hope it sticks around for quite awhile.
Let me elaborate.
I absolutely adore that it’s becoming more and more ok to mix patterns, to add in vintage pieces, to stack mismatched bracelets and throw in an oversized watch on your wrist, to make/refashion your own clothes and accessories, to wear fancy and causal pieces together… you get the idea! It seems like it’s finally becoming more-that-ok to not just be creative with your clothes, but to not have to worry about brands and labels (and the costs associated with them). People seem to be gravitating more to things they really love instead of things they think they have to have because they’re a certain brand, and others seem to be ok with that.
Sure, there are brand snobs (and other forms of snobbery) out there, and there always will be. But that’s ok. That’s their thing. Just like it may be someone else’s thing to make every piece of jewelry they own from things they find in thrift stores (or whatever). Bottom line? That’s all ok now, and fashionistas everywhere are not only finding their voice, but finding that it’s finally ok to say what they want without being labeled as, well, weird.
This is good.