May 01, 2014 12:00 AM | by Maie Zoheir
The Era of No Trends
I remember the last time I googled spring fashion trends was in 2012. Fashion is rather becoming a statement of how people want to express themselves. I’d wake up feeling like a princess and instantly put on my extremely huge (nauseating for some) peachy pink tulle skirt.
Fashion statements, I believe, contributed a lot to what people may view as "multiple personalities." Every once in a while, you have probably heard a friend saying: "OhMyGaawd, she’s wearing a bra top and the day before she was all covered in her abaya." I would give a huge round of applause for the "fashion multiple personality" diagnosed kind of people, and for fashionistas who are bold enough to follow their fashion instincts, waking up every morning answering the question of "Who do I see myself as today?"
All this brings us to the concept of personal style. The digital world has introduced to many of us the idea of a blog where mostly people are no longer blindly following the trends, but rather creating their own persona. It simply started as people instagramming their new shoes and how they styled it, then it ended up as them creating their own brand. Anna Dello Russo is her own brand. Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad is her own brand. Fustany.com (cough-self-appraise-cough) is its own brand and persona. I am highly fond of the no trends fashion era; it feels like we are back digging deep into what fashion really means, and appreciating this special form of art that is full of expression and life. Whether you intend to send out a message or not, you always are; because you always have your clothes on.