In an ideal world, my ideal self would be happily, rapidly browsing through each and every collection to appear on the internet during fashion week, then jotting down ideas and first impressions, saving a selection of inspirational, trend-defining looks, making collages and writing reviews of the most important, impressive and innovative shows. This would ideally occur each day, all day long, for two months – September and February. Better yet, an ideal future world would suppose packing up all my future amazing designer and vintage mix closet for the respective two months and heading up to New York, London, Milan and Paris, to attend as many shows as possible and write reviews for whatever important fashion magazine would have the honor of nurturing my writing & fashion skills. Now, if I embarked on this stream of fantasy, I should add that in a perfect world, I wouldn’t have to be so preoccupied with the work of other highly talented and influential designers, as I would have my own work and my own shows to care for (preferably in London or Paris; or, even better – in both).But while my dreams might be quite luxuriant and heartbreaking contrasting to my current situation , I, for now, should settle for a first draft of the collections & looks that truly caught my eye and made my heart beat just a little bit faster. Truth be told, I was quite disappointed with the fashion world, this time. It seems that things have turned to a tougher, less playful and definitely less colorful direction – hence the domination of black, grey, or black & white looks, 90s inspiration, power dressing and austere classicism alike – all very far away from my personal taste and out of my inspirational area. Any observations and comments are highly appreciated! There’s nothing more pleasing for me than to engage in a fashion-related dialogue- and I’m also very curious about which collections you found to be fresh, interesting and inspirational!
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