Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Commerce and Creativity: can they co-exist?



Seems that the creativity of the fashion industry is up for public debate.  Grazia covered the following debate at a Fashion Fringe event.

The adjudicator is leading fashion commentator Colin McDowell who puts the challenge to the panel (including John Galliano and Nick Knight) that fashion is not in a particularly creative state at the moment - that the industry has lost its way from the point of view of true creativity.  He voiced several strong opinions on the topic. Firstly he thought fashion is suffering from a mindset that it must be commercial and that always means going to the lowest common denominator; and that many designers were encouraged to be lazy and turn out things that they know that the press and buyers will understand.

Sounds like a thinly veiled protest about the comeback of camel coats to me!

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