Perhaps I spoke too soon. Today, as I was editing through the last day of Paris Fashion Week, the grand finale of a month’s worth of fashion shows, I noticed a trend.
Sitting along side Prada’s monkeys and bananas, were Miu Miu’s swans, and Marc Jacob’s entry for Louis Vuitton, the suit with the bottom half of a giraffe printed on the back of the pants, and the head and neck printed on the back of the jacket. If that was not enough, he sculpted the heels of the shoes to resemble animal limbs.
Ok, so I have been known to literally swoon over these collections. People joked that my daughter’s first words would be Prada, and I can find a Miu Miu store anywhere in the world merely by an invisable magnetic force that takes me there. But really guys, nobody wants to look like this. I applaud creativity, but let’s face it, this is just bad.
I feel as though they are sitting together right now, having a good chuckle at our expense. Banana skirts and giraffe suits may ring a note of whimsey, but when several THOUSAND dollars are involved, especially during a recession, the joke falls flat.
If you want to entice the customer to buy, give them something they don’t have, but for goodness sakes, give them something they actually want!