Last week's Wall Street Journal showcased a New York City boutique that makes a point of excluding any clothes with right-in-your-face logos. We kind of like this idea since we think dressing as a walking advertisement is pretty lame (and ugly.) But the article got us thinking about something else: How do the designers who put out these products, usually accessories, actually feel about them? We understand why they design them- there's a market for people who want to show off that they can afford, say, a Louis Vuitton (as in, LOUIS VUITTON!) bag or a pair of huge, crystal-encrusted Dior shades. And, whether it's ethical or not, companies want to collect the hordes of money that these people are willing to drop on "status" items that bellow their net worth to everyone they walk by. But we find that the people who are truly into fashion- as in, style instead of trendiness- wouldn't be caught dead with either of the above, or anything like them, and consider themselves apart from the people who buy into this heavily branded fashion. And this group of people, of course, includes designers - although we did see John Galliano in a "J'adore Dior" shirt, once. Do you think designers ever think twice about perpetrating a hideous trend? Or does money matter too much to care?
Last week's Wall Street Journal showcased a New York City boutique that makes a point of excluding any clothes with right-in-your-face logos. We kind