It has always been my understanding that ground breaking, world changing, fashion designers have always been ahead of their time. The names that come to mind immediately include; Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Issey Miakey and Rei Kawakubo. These 5 designers are my fashion icons in my realm. Not neccesarily because I always love everything they create, although I confess that I usually do, but because they were not scared to take what they loved and share it with a world that didn't realise that we needed them to style us. It is at this point that I would like to impress on you that although you may not purchase, wear or like these designers, at some point in your life you can be guaranteed that a peice of clothing you own, buy or wear has been or will inspired by one of these icons.
As a fashion student, I am forever faced with the challenge and desire to be ahead of my time. I am split between believing that some people are simply born in order to leave a mark on this world and that every individual has the opportunity to get what they want if they apply themself.
My first reccommendation as Fashion Blogger is that everyone look, at least once in their life at an 032c AFM edition (http://032c.com/) and begin a subscription to Vogue (http://www.vogue.com.au/). These 2 magazines will change your life and provide you with insight into a world we all long to belong to.
Please remember that fashion is not about t-shirts, skirts and pants, its about putting something on your body that tells the world a story about you before you even open your mouth. It influences politics, religion, revolutions, sports, corporations, and lets be honest, entire nations (not necessarily for the good of all).
This first post will be dedicated to the current trend that has birthed itself from Fashion Runways the world over: COLOUR. I'd like to specifically mention Pradas Summer Collection. Fullof colours that even in your most depressed mood will make you smile and feel joy. Its wonderful to wear colour because it actually changes your mood and how people respond to you. I encourage, even if you can not afford a Prada ready to wear dress, skirt or shirt, to be inspired by this collection and purchase, bring out and put together something colourful all of your own.
Until next time
SJ & MM