Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Fashion's Night Out

So, tomorrow is Fashion's Night Out, which has been advertised everywhere here for the past couple of weeks, including the September Issue of US Vogue (the main catalyst for the event, I guess), NY Times, as well as interviews with Anna Wintour regarding the documentary The Septemer Issue (has anyone seen it yet?).

Fashion's Night Out is all about shopping, really. For the past year even the luxury fashion magazines have been writing about the troubled economy, featuring affordable items on their pages - although whose standards of affordable they have been talking about exactly, I don't know. Anyway, now it is back to consuming with a smile, in order to boost the fashion industry and to bring fun back to shopping. In New York City department stores and participating small boutiques alike are extending their opening hours, and designers like Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Proenza Schouler are supporting the event. Since this is an international initiative, there are special shopping events in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Japan, India, Brazil... you name it.

As far as I know, there isn't anything going on where I live, but I think I might just dress up tomorrow, to join fashion enthusiasts in spirit at least. Those living in fashion capitals of the world, have fun, but keep in mind that there is such a thing as bad shopping. Only buy what you need and will wear for years to come. Make investments, don't buy mindlessly.

On a different note: is it just me, or has US Vogue seriously improved? The covers still remain disappointing to me, but the editorials and the contents seem a whole lot better. Take Cover is by Steven Klein, Top Coats by David Sims, and Into the Woods by Mert & Marcus. The scans are from here, here and here.

1 comment:

Eyeliah said...

That is a gorgeous spread, haven't seen the movie yet but definitely will.