Fashion has long been an outlet for consumers to express their social status, their taste level and most importantly their creativity. Sadly that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Magazines produce creative imagery that is jam-packed with cash cow designs, credits and more annoyingly, celebrities. It seems like everywhere you turn a Kardashian is being crammed down you throat… And those girls aren’t easy to swallow.
While I wish publications like Vogue were the solution rather then the problem, we all famously know that it was Anna Wintour who started putting celebrities on the cover when everyone else was busy still championing the supermodels. While this might explain why they aren’t really any supermodels today, the closest thing to them are girls like Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss or as calls them, ‘Instagirls.
So while Vogue are thinking that they have stumbled on the holy grail of instagram for the ‘youthful generation’ having plastered the March issue with Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift, it is an actual fact the nail in the creativity’s coffin. But with the rise of online, instant and disposable fashion, it seems like now more than ever we need institutes like Vogue magazine to be injecting our lives with fantasy rather than eradicating it… R.I.P to creativity.