The unabating flow of fashion trends could be seen as being counter-productive and can leave people weary and worn out. Constant consumption, an apparent compulsory condition of staying fashionable, leaves many jaded.
“I don’t know if I’m cool enough to talk about fashion. I’m definitely drawn to stuff that’s cool and interesting and provoking, and I know there are times when I look cool, but I would still consider myself an outsider, and I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t. But being an insider is relative. This is maybe why I struggle with the whole fashion thing, because I feel like by saying someone’s an insider it implies there are people who are outsiders.
To me it’s like you’re constantly moving on a treadmill because the moment you stop you’re immediately moving backwards, and I just find that exhausting, the thought of having to constantly keep up with all the new trends. I guess that’s why I don’t see myself as being cool. Maybe deep down I don’t want to be cool because of how exhausting it seems.
I read a really interesting article about the rise and the love of UNIQLO. They’re resonating with so many people who want to wear basic but good quality clothing that you can wear for years. I know the whole Normcore thing is passé but it just becomes exhausting trying to keep on top of what’s cool or worrying that if you’ve worn that thing too much that you can’t be seen in it again.”
Conversation with DOC Staffer Luisa Kliman Goldstein.