By Jaynene Moreno | Staff Writer |
It is sometimes argued that fashion week is a good thing because it brings us trends that we don’t see everyday.
However, it is also said that these trends should not be implemented in everyday life, because it is not practical for everyday wear, especially for the general public.
“Honestly, I’m not into fashion week. If I see it on my Instagram feed, I’ll look at it but I’m not constantly checking up on it,” said student Carmen Reyes, “because I feel that most of their styles aren’t something I’d wear.”
A recent example of these unrealistic looks are the clothing lines that were showcased in New York Fashion Week 2016 in the Fall/Winter collection.
Famous names such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Burberry, showcased their styles on the Manhattan runway this year.
While some of these styles were just unrealistic, the Marc Jacobs collection was just plain weird.
The Marc Jacobs collection used dark, colored layers of clothing consisting of fancy gowns and fur coats. To top it off, the models paired the looks with darker make up, giving a gothic appearance.
“Some of the pieces by Marc Jacobs, such as the fur coats, I would wear but definitely not the way he paired them,” said student Aimee Alvarez, “I think he overdid it, it just looks like a costume to me.”
For SoCal residents, It would be very rare especially in this hot weather to be seen in those layers of thick garments during the winter.
In menswear, specifically Burberry’s Fall/Winter collection, the male models dressed in oversized coats and hoodies, paired with dressy pants and shoes. It portrayed a very mismatched look, as if they were homeless and didn’t have a lot of clothes to choose from.
Not all of the menswear, however, were overdone to the point where they cannot be worn at all.
Lucio Castro layered a fancy suit on top of a button up and turtle neck, making it fashion forward but too attention grabbing for everyday wear.
“When thinking about school, I wouldn’t wear what the models are wearing, it just calls too much attention,” said student Adrian Silva, “but I would maybe wear the styles to a party or to a special event.”
Mixing and matching seemed to be a theme in the collections. The designers really seemed to enjoy using a variety of loud colors and prints.
Anna Sui showcased bright magenta pieces that had eccentric patterns, again using the fur element, making the collection look as if it were 70’s inspired.
Even though the outfits are hard to understand, most of them are still inspirational. We can pick out the things we actually like about the pieces such as the color or style and incorporate our own unique twist to it.
Looking at Tommy Hilfiger’s use of metallic gold can persuade you to purchase a dress in the same color, but in a different style that you can actually wear out in public.
Fashion week should be seen more as an art. Rather than be completely replicated, each piece should be looked at individually, as if it’s being only lent for inspiration to your personal style.