Skip to comments.Fashion week: From the catwalk to the street
Posted on 09/22/2011 9:22:17 AM PDT by Cardhu
The eyes of the fashion world have now turned from London to the catwalks of Milan. But how much do the shows influence what real people wear?
The catwalk season is in full swing. New York and London have strutted their stuff and the spotlight is now on Milan.
Hundreds of buyers and journalists have descended on the Italian fashion capital where they will be scrambling for a look at what the world's top designers have created.
The buyers will pick the items they want for their boutiques and the press will pick their trend selections. They will also book out garments to take on shoots to coincide with the new collections hitting the shops.
But a certain sector of the fashion industry is always missing from these high-profile shows and that is the big retailers who cater for the vast majority of people who buy clothes. They are not invited but their in-house designers will be poring over the first pictures like detectives examining a crime scene.
Fashion commentator Caryn Franklin says as soon as a show takes place, the retailers are "collecting the digital photos ready to create trend boards for their own designers".
"High Street designers don't get invited to shows. In the old days that was a problem because they could not see what was going on and footage would sell on the black market for £100 a roll.
"A retailer can now get as much imagery as they want and the designers aren't able to protect themselves in the way they were. Tom Ford recently did a closed show because he didn't want it to be available for anyone to reproduce."
For many people the catwalk is other-worldly, populated by eccentric artistes who create outrageous clothes that few would dare walk down the street in.
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I’m too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt
So sexy it hurts
And I’m too sexy for Milan too sexy for Milan
New York and Japan
And I’m too sexy for your party
Too sexy for your party
No way I’m disco dancing
I’m a model you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
I do my little turn on the catwalk
All this interest in fashion by people that dress like they’re going to a mud fight.
I like that BSR. :)
The outfit in the middle picture has to be the hottest thing going in the Middle East this Fall.
I thought the costume party was over????!!!
You are probably right, but not in France, as they will object to her covering her face.
Looks like the “People of Walmart” fashion show.
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It’s not a fashion show. It’s a selection of this year’s Halloween Costumes.