As you approach Lincoln Center (where the main NYFW events takes place), a terrifying, dark desperation hangs in the air. Dozens of photographers wait outside the door, hungrily looking from person to person, hoping to see either a celebrity or someone with a bloggable outfit that they can photograph.
Though there are close to 100 different photographers there, they’re not shooting for anyone you’ve ever heard of. They all “work” for “online magazines” that have “.blogspot.com” in their URLs. You will see the above scene (a woman, who is probably a fashion student, being mobbed because she’s wearing a “funky hat”) play out multiple times.
But, yeah… the writer has it pretty right.
But that is what happens when you are not in the ‘inside’ of something that really has no ‘inside’… or… something.
Fashion, like pop culture in general, is becoming a sort of characature of itself.
There are terrific people working within that industry for sure. I just hope that they can prevail over the insanity that seems to be surging into it.
I have to go now, there is a workshop on ‘fashion photography’ being taught by a 17 year old high school drop out that the whole world is talking about.