Fashion as a Landslide

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Fashion is an essential part of everyone’s life, you can’t walk around naked, it’s a violation of the law. There are many different elements that go into the clothes you select off the racks at department stores and specialized boutiques. The selection process is an essential part of personal fashion. Ever wonder why when entering a beloved store in the mall all of the stores are featuring the same color pallets? How about the styles one will find on the racks? Where do these styles come from and who decides they’re the trend to follow?

Certainly, popular magazines and style television shows help dictate the trends one find. However, fashion goes deeper than that. Fashion starts on a runway in places around the world such as New York, Paris, London, Tokyo and Milan. Trends including color, shape and general styles sift from these runways to the racks in every local Wal Mart, Macy’s and sometimes even Good Wills. They even make their way to the more creative ones who make their own clothes. Fashion is like a landslide, it starts at the top and slides down until it’s hit everyone in it’s path.

The Los Angeles Times recently published an article about what to expect in the stores this spring all based on the New York, Milan and Paris fashion shows. This spring we can expect to see some 1970’s throwback pieces all thanks to the one and only, Mark Jacobs. Hemlines are lengthening and heels heights are shortening. The future’s bright as vivid bright colors work their way into our wardrobes as well. All of these trends will soon find their way to front and center as last seasons trends make their ways to the clearance racks. All because of small things that started on a runway, possibly half way around the world. One floaty ankle ...

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