There’s been a lot of talk about choice recently–and not just with regards to women’s control over their own bodies.
Today the New York Times reported that never in history have women been so free in their ability to dress themselves. “In fashion, are trends passe?” they ask.
Looking around the NYLON office, we can’t argue with it. In the Digital corner alone, we’re rocking geometric leggings, a maxi-skirt, and baja shorts. But could it be that instead of trends disappearing, they’re just multiplying?
No longer do we just have spring and fall collections; now there are resort and pre-fall, too, not to mention endless collaborations and capsule collections. There are always new things to try (and buy), which means endless combinations. Instead of all looking like each other, we’re looking like ourselves.
Does that means trends are dead? Not really…but it does mean that it’s less likely that you’ll leave your house and be dressed like everyone else on the street. And if you see someone else wearing those Isabel Marant hidden-wedge sneakers? Well, that’s cool too.