I just love fashion week—especially when I get to attend it in my hometown. Granted the shows are spaced out every six months, but I enjoy myself when they do roll around. This was only my second time attending, but I plan to make it a regular occurrence.
I was hoping to see some stylish and funky fashions on people who were attending the fashion show (it is a fashion show after all—HELLO)—but they were few and far between. It is so unlike being at a major fashion show in London or Paris where almost EVERYONE at the show everywhere you turn is dressed to the nines with their own personal style in a funky and eclectic way.
I mean, people were dressed just fine and nicely here—but nothing really tickled my fancy with 95% of the crowd (a rather disappointing number, in my opinion).
I do realize I cannot, personally, make my city put some thought into their clothing choices or even attempt to be soigné on some level. So I silently mourn this and move on to the few people I CAN find. (I am so excited I will be showing these people on this blog over the next few days.)
The confusing thing to me about this show is that these were supposed to be the collections for fall/winter 2014. And I only saw a couple of designers’ clothing that came the closest to being fall/winter collections.
Granted, the other designers could have been showing fall/winter collections specifically for the Bahamas and Puerto Rico—but this is not what we’re used to in the fashion world. So I was a bit confused.
Since my hometown is emulating the major fashion hubs such as New York, London, and Paris—this is how the showings are supposed to go:
- View collections around February/March for the following Fall/Winter season.
- View collections around September/October for the following Spring/Summer season.
I know it doesn’t make a lot of sense to most people to see winter clothing coming down the runway in the springtime or summer clothing in the autumn/fall time, but this is how it has always been done.
If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. The reason the fall/winter fashions are being shown now during the springtime is:
- to give the store buyers plenty of time to make their fall/winter purchases from the designers for the stores before wintertime,
- to give the designers time to make the amount of clothing needed that the stores have purchased
- to have plenty of time for the designers to ship everything to the stores way before the fall/winter season hits after they are made
Needless to say, the clothes were still fabulous no matter what season they were intended for or what island they were intended for. I must say, there were some very talented designers.
So, if you have nothing else to do today, think about how you can kick your outfit up a notch by putting some thought into your clothing choices each day—but always be yourself.
Take-Away Life Lesson: There’s nothing wrong with standing out in a sea of people who all look alike. So don’t be afraid to spice up your look every now and again and always look your best. Have fun while you can in life.