If you have read or are reading the latest Company Magazine, you would have probably read the article by Kerry Porter about Fashion Weeks and how they’re VIP tickets are getting less and less exclusive, and the fact that we are getting all this free footage of the shows instead of actually living in it all. So, I thought I’d write a post about it!
I actually totally agree, the Fashion Week is losing it’s exclusiveness! We are able to sit in our onesies with a nice hot chocolate watching it now, rather than going out and feeling the bass of the music beat through our bodies. We’re able to even embed the footage into our blogs and get people viewing them through our own sites. Instead of being specially selected or paying for the tickets, we can stay in the luxury of our homes. Surely, us fashionistas want to see the fabrics and colours up close and personal? Surely, we want our own snaps of what we like, and our own real life footage? Don’t we want the special feeling of knowing you’ve been to the real shows? *I hear you say yes* So, why don’t we? (Picture from Pinterest)
The simple answer, is the Internet. As a blogger, it is a big part of my life now, and I couldn’t live without it. Designers and Fashion Week holders want everyone to experience it, but by doing that we’re ruining the fun of getting a surprise. It’s like getting told everything about what you’re getting for your next birthday, until waiting until it actually happens right? We’re able to see it all before the next season starts, instead of the actual people who will be making it into stuff, and people who need to see it. Tom Ford even made his shows exclusive, so not even the press could know it was happening! Wouldn’t that be better? A surprise? Yes, okay, I like doing Trend blog posts, but I could wait!
If I had it my way, I would make it so you always have to apply, and no footage is allowed out of Fashion Week, just pictures and sneak peeks. What do you think? Should Fashion Week be more exclusive? Tell me in a comment, or Tweet me 😉
Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx