4 Sep 2011

All Change...

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Despite the camera malfunction I’m still publishing this pic to illustrate my Sunday rap…

The other night felt like the summer of ’88 in the East Village, back when for the first time I recall the trendsetter’s going to blk on mass on the streets. I see it’s time to go Back to Black… as retailers pile high t-shirts on special promotions...

Back then when out-of-town fashion execs visited New York and shopped at Barneys downtown, they would ask “why so much black?” and the answer was, because it looks cool and it sells!

Quickly all retailers jumped on that bandwagon, mainly it seemed to reduce overhead following the trend… As they always have to, because major retailers are public companies and cannot be innovative. They are always driven by the bottom line...

While there are many within these businesses that love fashion and the artistry of the unusual, they are also professionals responsible for delivering profitable performance in their categories. This Requires them not to take risks, as we all anticipate the next financial jolt… so that they’ll survive to fight another day…

SHOUT OUT TO: Aspiring-Fashion-Designers  Take heart, we are on the cusp... It could soon be your turn, Get ready, no more dreaming and start improving you practical skills. Clear the kitchen floor, find your old  French Curve get out that sewing machine and get to work... At least Start sketching... See what you can run-up before Fashion Week in your town… I’ll hope to see you at LFW.


Last time I photographed this guy >>> Madama_Chanel

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