Has Fashion Week Lost It's Edge?

I, like the rest of the fashion-obsessed, have been oogling over NYFW collections online. My social media feeds are flooded with pictures from models, magazines, designers and of course, fashion bloggers. The latter which, have become an ever growing population (or infestation as some see it) at Fashion Week. This begs the question: because of the surge of bloggers in the front row at every show, has Fashion Week lost it's edge?

I understand that some bloggers have a huge influence in pop culture (The Man Repeller, Cupcakes and Cashmere, etc) but it seems to me that anyone who has a .com is given access to these shows. Designers like Oscar de la Renta have expressed his dislike of this growing trend, and vowed to cut his guest list in half, and only invite true fashion professionals.

What are your thoughts? Is this just the way Fashion Week is evolving, or should designers take an approach similar to Mr. de la Renta?

xoxo, Courtney

1 comment:

Britt Whit said...

i mean i agree more or less, but I think fashion week has to evolve to stay relevant. Women want fashion to be approachable and disgestable and seeing it though the eyes of bloggers rather than magazines or editorials does help. But I don't think bloggers should be invite based off followings not just b/c :) Happy Friday!

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