Where’s the talent?
I just read this article about how Lauren Conrad doesn’t really design her collection at all from foxnews.com and to be honest, I am getting very very annoyed with celebrity brands.
Not long ago there were rumours buzzing at The Imagist that due to insufficient fundings and support, a few talented young designers in New York have decided either not to show during fashion week (see the sky-high costs here) or to simply show a more ‘intimate presentation’ (showrooms anyone?) for their collection. For the record, unless they are showing off-schedule, I couldn’t spot Charlotte Ronson, Zang Toi and Benjamin Cho in the NYFW lineup. (Latest update: Peter Som is out at Bill Blass because the label’s show has been canned due to financial woes)
Then let’s think about how Some People had so willingly invested money into building LAUREN CONRAD’s clothing line, letting her have her runway show and all. On the other hand, the young guns of the New York fashion scene have to compete like body’s business for that precious $200,000 prize award at CFDA every year to get enough support.
So what if celebrities are the biggest money tree nowadays? It is really hurting to see how Some People are ruining fashion. Right now no one can feel the impact yet, but in a long run, things are going to change, and you might start seeing the likes of Chanel and Chloe selling logo tees again and again.