With the Internet hitting their quarter life crisis yesterday, I realized two things. My inevitable quarter life is a month away and without the Internet, the fashion industry would not be half of what it is today.
Let's break it down.
Now how are you supposed to plan out your next season wardrobe without looking at pictures over and over again! All joking aside, it does provide a huge opportunity for people who are in the industry who cannot attend the shows. The atmospheric pictures, the up close detailed shots and the 'move it' option on www.style.com to make the it seem like you're sitting front row. Let's not also forget the opportunity to read reviews and educate ourselves with designer inspirations and evolution of it over the years.
Online Magazines And Fashion Websites.
The reality of the situation is, websites are coming on strong with daily articles and information coming out of it's eyeballs. While I still relish in my monthly Vogue magazine, I can't help but be intrigued to look at their website along with WWD and the New York Times Style section on a daily basis.
The Sartorialist, Tommy Ton and Phil Oh wouldn't be able to give us the latest and greatest of what Miroslava Duma or Cara Delevingne were wearing to Burberry or Dior. It also feeds our imagination with daily shots of beautiful clothing, shoes and accessories. This group also lends a helping hand to celebrities and the publicity they need to promote their newest movie, show or make up line.
While I think this one should be the biggest and greatest thing yet(pause for applause) this is probably the newest as well. Ah, the life of a blogger. What else could be more exciting? Except for the fact that many(Leandra Medine and Emily Weiss excluded) need to have full time jobs, along with their blog, in hopes it may turn out to be 1/16th of what the ladies above have done. People have always had opinions and with the way social media has become, it's just become a giant opportunity for many to speak their minds and have someone besides a friend, co-worker, family member or psychologist listen to them.
I guess to sum it all up is Happy Birthday Internet! Looking forward to seeing what you'll produce in the next 1,000,000,000,000 years.