How Trends Are Born: The Short Version

We love the Isabel Toledo quote, "trends are for amateurs," but today a Vogue UK editor told us something we might like better: "You know the reason
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We love the Isabel Toledo quote, "trends are for amateurs," but today a Vogue UK editor told us something we might like better: "You know the reason
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We love the Isabel Toledo quote, "trends are for amateurs," but today a Vogue UK editor told us something we might like better: "You know the reason Christopher Kane's dresses are so short?" She asked. "It's because he's poor. He can't afford to waste a single inch of fabric, and everything needs to be mini." She raised this point during Louise Goldin's show, when the young designer's knits barely covered her models' butts. We liked the show, which looked like Nu Rave Missoni (Hilary Alexander nodded when we gave her this assessment, so we'll keep it). We also like this theory about short hemlines and young (or just broke) designers, as it gives a strange style power to those designers with lots of vision, but no money. Now just wait for TopShop to glom onto the silhouette so those shoppers with vision, but no money, can also have some power.

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