Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Classics No More?

Having been raised with the belief that, when it comes to fashion, the classics never die (and therefore, investing in high quality, timeless pieces is a good use of ones limited clothing resources) articles like this one on the rise of disposable fashion frustrate me.

It's hardly news that yet another aspect of our on-demand, in-the-now culture is succombing to the disposa-ethic. And I'm as excited as anyone that H&M is on the way. But if their market foothold forces other makers to slash quality (much faster than they will slash prices, duh), who wins? Closet makers, I suppose. Dry cleaners lose because why clean it if you're going to toss it.

I fear for the future of the little black dress.

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