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.