12 September 2013

MY FW: Fashion Media



"The people who did M magazine… had just a very high level of taste and a broad knowledge and understanding of the world… they never talked down, they never simplified for their readers, they really educated them on a very high level…I can't help but think that the magazines of today simply pander to the lowest common denominator of their readers. I just can't get it through my head that doing a dozen-paged fashion layout of distressed jeans and t-shirts… constitutes a high-level of taste." G. Bruce Boyer

"Advertising dollars play a big part in this industry. And therein lies the rub. Say there's a designer spending $75 million on advertising, and it's not the greatest collection; the [media] are going to turn around and say it's great because of the advertising dollars... If you don't have the advertising, you don't have a magazine, and magazines go in and out of business, left, right and center." Photographer Richard Spiegel

 "It used to be that you'd go the theater, you'd write a review.  Now people are being politically correct in fashion -- they go to the shows and sit there and get a sore bottom. They sort of swim around, and their criticisms are rather soft.  I think they're being politically correct because things have changed and everything is advertising driven." John Fairchild

8 comments:

Makaga said...

Good insight into the industry.

Main Line Sportsman said...

A primer on why it is all vacuous crap....

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Agreed. I say call a spade a spade. When and where lack of foresight and planning, poor design, catering to the lowest common denominator, and/or plain bad taste in fashion are apparent, people shouldn't be afraid to call it out.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.
averageguysguidetostyle.blogspot.com

tintin said...

Main Line- A Primer on Vacuous Crap...There's something wonderful about that as a title of a book. Or just general living in NYC.

Smitty said...

Seems in the photo, camouflage Gabby Hayes hats are back?

Richard M said...

How true, how dreadfully true.

David said...

When I see a piece from a newspaper fashion writer saying this year's collections are a washout and I should hang on to last year's clothes - that's when I will take them seriously.

Oyster Guy said...

Tintin, if you hadn't yet read this, check it out. Funny, funny stuff but with a point. Russel Brand kicked out of the UK GQ Awards for making Hugo Boss/Nazi jokes. His side of the story. Would love your take on it.
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/sep/13/russell-brand-gq-awards-hugo-boss