Brands, items and trends that are not worth buying
Fashion is a way to express ourselves, to feel confident in what we wear, and in some cases it’s a form of art. But fashion is also an industry, one that every season looks for consumers to renew their wardrobes and change their clothes for trendier items nonetheless. This is why before purchasing any fashion products we need to ask ourselves: is this worth buying? Am I actually going to get my money’s worth out of this piece, or will it just sit in my wardrobe until I decide to give it away?
This issue, I am reviewing some trends that I don’t think are not worth the hype, or ones that don’t have practical uses apart from their nice appearance.
Logomania is what designers and fashion experts are calling the trend of wearing logo prints this season. This is supposed to be a hot new trend, but one can’t help but wonder how this is a new thing. Logo prints take very little imagination to design, and they are often quite over-priced. At the end of the day, is it not free publicity designers are getting by wearing a big fat logo for the world to see?
Brands like “Supreme”, “Gucci” and many other have been using a logo that they don’t need to redesign, or add any details or intricate designs to for a while now. The problem with this trend is that it’s not a matter of fashion, is a matter of status. People don’t necessarily buy a Gucci belt because it’s an outstandingly good belt, it’s because if they wear it the world will know they can afford it. In the way, they spent a lot of money on an item that is worth a lot less and they become walking billboards for prestigious brands.
This Autumn, look at quality, style, craft and originality when shopping, not for lazy designs that will leave your bank account in red numbers!
Sequins and sparkles (again)
Sequin season seems to start a little earlier every year. In the months leading to Christmas, all women’s clothing shops are covered in sequins, sparkles and glitzy details. And although we love a sparkly look that makes you feel fun and fabulous, the chances are you have some items from other years that you can make good use of.
Designers should look into taking at least 50% of the sequins used for their autumn/ winter women’s collections, and send them over to the men’s fashion department. For autumn/ winter in particular, men just get the same few boring and plain items year after year. There’s an idea!
Cropped Jacket and Tops
Cropped jackets and top are back in for this season. And yes, they have a very flattering silhouette that works well in most body types. The problem here is that WE LIVE IN IRELAND. That cold air that enters your midriff won’t do you any favours in the winter months, especially bearing in mind that this is the area where all your internal organs are, making it more sensitive to cold.
If this trend is something you are still interested in, we recommend wearing it with some underlayers tucked into your bottoms to protect you from the cold.
How many 90’s revivals does a decade need? Casual, distressed and edgy, we get why the nineties were such an inspiration for fashion in the recent years. That being said, a designer’s job is to create NEW trends and create original pieces of clothing. Since 2009, we have had a 90’s “revival” every year. Sure, fashion is cyclic and it recycles itself every 20 years, but the 2010’s have gone through every recent decade at least twice. How about something more creative?
Aviator glasses can look really edgy and cool in the three or four models that have a facial structure for them, but let’s face it, they are too big for most of people’s heads. This makes them look less flattering than expected in most people, but it makes them impractical too as they don’t always stay in place and have a tendency to fall of our faces quite easily, especially cheaper pairs.