For Friend Friday this week, the lovely ModlyChic sent us questions about fashion week, but with a twist. Instead of talking about individual shows, we’re talking big picture.
1. Do you pay attention to the shows during fashion week? Which designers collections are you looking forward to seeing?
Sadly, no. The only info I get about fashion week is whatever I see on blogs, twitter or news coverage. I’m a little too busy with my day job (which isn’t in fashion) to be able to enjoy the coverage. That being said, I’m really excited to see Zac Posen, Diane Von Furstenberg, Preen and all the Project Runway kids.
2. Where are you getting your Fashion Week news from?
Twitter, blogs, CNN, whatever is covering it that I can read.
3. Over the years the runway has become more than just models displaying the creations of a designer. They are now spectacles. Do you think that adds or detracts from the fashion?
I think it really depends. If it adds to the overage esthetic and feel of the show, it can add a whole new level of excitement. If it’s merely there as a tool of “oh look at us” then it’s too much.
4. Twice a year, as models begin to strut the catwalk we see articles about model size and body image. Do you think the super thin models are offering an unattainable goal to the public or are we immune to their looks?
I think body image and model size are something that needs to be a constant discussion, not just around fashion week. Everyone is different sizes, and for whatever reason, models are usually very tall and thin.
I feel like the general population of women isn’t represented in the modeling industry. But, I can also understand a designer’s preference for dressing skinny women who are essentially “hangers” for the clothing. Their lack of curves makes the outfit stand out. That’s not to say that a women WITH curves couldn’t do the same thing.
In fact, I think if more designers started attempting to make clothing for “regular sized” women, they may find the beauty in dressing those curves, or making something beautiful for someone shorter.
5. If you could sit front row at any show what would you want to see? And which celebrity would you want to be sitting next to?
I would love to sit front row at a Marchesa show. And I would love to sit next to Brad Goreski (Rachel Zoe’s awesome fashion director). I think he’d be an awesome person to be able to sit next to, because he has such a definitive style of his own, it would be inspiring.
Be sure to check out ModlyChic for everyone else’s responses!