Styling VS Design.

Left: The Mondrian dress of Yves Saint Laurent, a design innovation.
Right: Hedi Slimane for YSL, a grunge outfit consisted of pieces that
we have seen a thousound times, though in an interesting styling combo.
The menswear fever settles in Milan as we speak and soon will relocate in magical Paris. So as a blogger I'm quite alarmed when it comes to collections and nowfashion.com has become my home page for this month, while I'm trying to cover the womenswear resort ones which pop up from no where, sometimes without any reason to. I'll skip pass the fact that we get to see, at the same time, resort collections for 2014, which is just around the block #not and s/s menswear collections and get to the point, which maybe for the 100th time is creativity, or the lack of it anyways..

As nowfashion.com so kindly changes the pictures for me I get to see each outfit for quite some time, but when boredom hits high I tend to roll and roll until I see designers bowing at the end of the show. And this happened so many times I'm telling you it's taking me one to two seconds to check out a collection that lacks creativity and most of all design! I mean come on. We reached a point where lack of design is a mayor issue in fashion. Styling has took over and recycling has become an excuse for bored, unimaginative, and even unskilled designers, who cannot create something new and simply recreate pieces of the past in smart combinations in order to trick us into thinking we are watching something new instead. It takes some studying to tell the difference between innovation and copy-pasting and fortunately I'm the information freak of the block, so trust me when I'm saying, what you're watching has already been done. Thankfully the freedom of e-press allows me to share with you true innovators or as I like to call them creators, so that you can see for yourselves that talent shines bright through design and not the huge backround logos at the shows of megabrands.


I don't know whether I'll ever be a creator myself, but all I know is that the ones worth the applause in this industry are most of all designers who add things to the closet of history rather than rearrange it.
Leo