Fashion with a capital F. The kind produced by the masters of the genre, and that used to be celebrated for its artistry, its provocation, its trickle-down influence, the dreams it inspired — has that kind of Fashion joined the ranks of the bighorn sheep and the West Indian manatee? Which is to say, is it endangered?
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Hard to say, I think sometimes, or a lot of times it’s missing its capital F only because our society, especially the American society, is becoming more and more of a capitalistic society where money always matters, to the point that designs are created mainly for the purpose of selling. Yet at the same time, fashion is so intertwined with societal trends that many collections of different designers of one season carry unanimous pieces or ideas evolved from current status of society; it’s because fashion weaves with societal trends and vice versa that a trend one designer notices may also be noticed by another designer. To differentiate themselves from a trending time period or celebrity or idea is then, I think, the way to return the capital F in its place. So is it endangered? In some sense—it’s haunted by previous great Fashion but I believe it can be revived.