Normally, this time of year, New York is abuzz with talk of Fashion Week—the young, up and coming designers of whom everyone should take note, the lavish parties, the crazy dresses and insane runway hairdos. But, with the way things are—we're not usually ones to break news, but we hear the economy isn't doing that well—it seems like that's the furthest thing from many people's mind. Moreover, a growing trend seems to be gripping would be fashion voyeurs and shoppers, that of a great shame at the desire to spend money on things as trivial as high-end clothing and the like. The same sort of trend, sadly, seems to be spilling over into the arts.
Speaking to this concern from the perspective of small shop designers in today's financial environment is a great article in the Times that paints a pretty bleak, but still somewhat hopeful picture. Check it out.
And if that's not enough fashion entertainment for the day, for anyone who doesn't already know about it, head on over to the always entertaining lookbook.nu. Street fashion at the speed of light.