Love or Loathe: Minimalism
We've been flipping through the shows in New York and...let's just say we won't be featuring as many designers as last year. One big trend has already become apparent: minimalism. A key reason I hate this trend is that it's impossible to work on a budget. You end up looking like a cast off from the 90s in clothing sucked dry of personality and joie de vivre. On top of that, it comes across as elitist. Have you noticed, for example, that a $20 jersey tee from Old Navy is a basic but a $200 jersey tee from Alexander Wang is minimalism? I'm all for fine tailoring, but this isn't about the perfect pant or a finely cut jacket. Most of Spring 2011's designer minimalism is sloppy ("casual") and ill-fitting ("relaxed"). Is anyone else disheartened by this trend or are you all for plain clothes?
BCBG keeps it simple.