Hips Don't Lie.
New York Fashion Week (#NYFW, #NYFW2012) is here. Spring 2013 fashions are booming & blooming, and so are some key trends. In her CBS News Article "Fashion's Night Out: Know the trends before you go," Lauren Moraski outlines 8 trends that are a fashionista's must do. From color and baubles to leather and denim: Moraski provides spot-on advice fo fashion friends and fashionistas, alike, who participate in this year's Fashion Night Out (#FNO, the global initiative to support our fashion favs), or who want a jump-start on Fall. But Moraski misses one huge mark.
Hips are in is like saying fat is the new black. Both should make sense—why not, we all got ‘em/it somewhere on us—and yet both, fairly synonymous, are practically infamous in the never anemic though always starved fashion industry. Proof? Three international superstars: Shakira. J-Lo. Kim Kardash. The era of hips should have circled circa 2005, if not earlier. But it didn’t. High fashion runways, the likes of Chanel, Stella McCartney, and Versace dominated New York and, perhaps more influentially, Milan & Paris Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter Fashion Weeks and shows. Take a look at Versace Spring/Summer 2005 c/o “Vogue.
Not even smoldering, figure-forming halter dresses, reminiscent of Spanish clubs and Italian Rivieras, hugged a luscious hip. Straight-up. Straight-down. Bone-on-thread runway. Obviously, not even the star-power of pop icons, triple threats, and reality brands so graspable that we let them into our homes, could battle haute couture’s influence on retail trends.
Today, in two words, one might think no different. Skinny. Jean. Everyone, hipster or not (let’s be honest), clamors for less jean and more lean. But don’t let the obvious implications dissuade you. Yes, semantics of “skinny jean” indicate the, uh, skinny. Yet more ironic than hipster’s donning what most everyone else dons too (admittedly or not), is that skinny jeans accentuate just the opposite.Continued on the next page