Globalization. I've been using it as a core concept in my dissertation, but along the way I realized that it is literally everywhere - also in fashion. The amount of input we can gather everyday whenit comes to fashion is endless - I never feel like I'm done watching the content of webshops, fashion blogs and other platforms. And that's ... quite overwhelming! At the last round of fashion weeks I went through the roof - shows happened literally every day in different places, and trying to keep up with that isn't easy when you have to focus on day to day life. It went on for weeks: amazing but also remarkable, as apparently the whole circus moves from one country to another within the scope of a day or something .. Unbelievable when you come to think of it, because not only the whole circus moves but they find time to document everything as well through social media/ fashion platforms/ etc. It kind of made me wonder whether there's more to come in the accessibility of fashion (there is, maybe: I just found out that miss Beckham is preparing a webshop that combines all her clothing lines and is aimed to be something very special and different from the webshops as we know it. Can't wait to gaze at it!)
So think about it - What would or wouldn't you be wearing right now if it wasn't for the webshops/ global shipping, for the high dynamic in communication (watching fashion shows live.. HELLO!) and for the foreign inspiration you get through fashion blogs and the like? For me, it would mean missing out on ASOS/ Topshop/ Gina Tricot (as they are NOT moving to the NL, hmpfl), missing out on the outfits of for example Elin Kling/ We Wore What/ Lovely by Lucy and etc, and I wouldn't have got to know some of my favorite designers (Céline, Acne...)!
I must admit, being a fashion newbie - the world of fashion can be overwhelming as it seems hard to keep up with everything that's happening. The best advise I can provide so far? Pick 2/3 fashion websites as 4/5 fashion blogs as your daily read, and rely upon your intuition for the rest - and you'll get your daily fashion dose in the most suitable kind of way! (And o yeah, don't forget to gaze at a foreign Vogue/ Elle/ etc every once in a while - highly inspiring material!)