I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of the street style trend. It works for a comparatively small demographic, yet is pervasive. Isn’t its 15 minutes of fame up yet?!
Ripped jeans, graphic t-shirts, ballcaps… fine for a weekend hanging out but not for virtually any other activity. And yet, designers and retailers are obsessed with this look.
I’m not saying that street style has to disappear altogether; I’m just looking for some range and new ideas.
Some designers have decided that over-the-top is the answer, but again, who’s going to wear this? In Burberry’s spring show, for example, there is nothing wearable about sloppy layers or mashup of multiple prints and colours.
No, this is not a photo from TLC’s What Not to Wear, although someone wearing this might certainly be nominated for a makeover. I’m not trying to pick on Burberry (I’m actually a fan, normally) but these oversized, shapeless looks are not for everyone.
It seems to me that talented designers can find a way to interpret looks for all ages and body types if they want to – we just need to see them.