The fashion Olympics and council that once acknowledge the best, brightest, and gifted when from participants that have dedicated their lives to the sport and rigorously trained to accepting anyone and giving out pathetic participatory awards. A pity-party in exclusive Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a Chanel handbag.
As a 20 something who has finally found her voice and on my journey, my Top 5 has helped me get there. Yes, Fashion is more than just aesthetics and materialism.
I never realized I was falling more and more in love with Hip Hop although from the surface level I thought it was Fashion. Despite where I was in my life or what I thought I was going to be doing, Hip Hop was always with me.
As some carried the woe of Wednesday and assumed the disparity to follow for the next day that was a step closer to the weekend but not close enough, a group of creatives gathered for something greater than any regular Wednesday. Fashion. Music. Culture. A movement born years prior had continued to flourish and grow for the biannual Francois Duperval pop-up shop.
The world of Fashion has been placed, literally, within our grasp being at our fingertips at any given moment, but has it become too accessible? A hashtag here and a hashtag there and voila, a fashion icon is born. With adding the word #fashion, #fashionista, or #style to any photo or post, had made us all members of the Fashion community, but has this actually helped the fashion world pick the new leaders to carry on the legacy?
I'm not sure what specific instance led to it, but I felt I saw my hero turn into someone else. The hero started to resemble the villain similar to the transference of energy and behavior between Batman and The Joker. Insensitive comments. Controversial statements. Negative attention. The art was outshined by the man.
As the weather gets warmer, the soles get lighter
Kanye West has an undeniable presence and has etched his name among the best and brightest. Although he may have carved his name there himself, others have followed suit and are in agreement of his talents and influence. Whether it's production, rapping, or talking about socio-political issues, Kanye does it all including stepping into the world of fashion design.