What is the meaning of the word trend anyway?
It is the word so often used and mostly in fashion, but in other industries and parts of life too. Trend means something popular at a certain moment, tendency toward something, a general direction or flow towards something (according Dictionary.com). It is, except in fashion, used in entertainment, economy, politics, science or even environment. You’ve probably heard of stock market trends or political trends as well as temperature trends thanks to global warming issue.
Nevertheless, trend in fashion is something that is ‘in’ at the moment, popular, 'en vogue' as French would put it. Sometimes it’s compared and used as a synonym for fad but as a matter a fact it lasts a little bit longer then a fad which is meant to last for a season or sometimes only a month. Trend duration is usually reserved for one season or few so you have spring and summer trends, fall and winter trends. Some trends become so adored for years and decades that they slowly turn into classics.
Most trends become trends because of the media. Media reports from the runways and then street style reports from major fashion cities make trends live.
What is trendy this season? Why is something trendy now? Who decides what is trendy?
I think everything is already invented and done in fashion. Today, everything is allowed. Most times I think fashion houses and stores just pay the media to bring something they produce in focus, they then make trends which brings them both the profits. Win win for both of them, but is it for the customers? Because in my opinion, some trends are terrible and not worth the investment or the time spent on them.
Nothing or very very very few new things could be invented and made into trends that is already not have been invented. And that is what is happening; old trends are brought into life with few modernised ideas and some new fashion technologies.
I don’t like trends. Most of time they are too expensive and every person on Earth has it.
Trendy for me equals blending in with the crowd and not being visible, not being yourself. Is this what you want? Is this what you like? Some of you will say yes because it’s easier to get dressed, just buy the outfit from the window doll and that’s it. You will tell the world that you’re in trend, that you have money and you become popular with that. But also, for the ones that can really read the outfits like myself, you will look too pale and wooden like the window doll from your store.
Don’t be that!
Be brave and creative with your outfits! They express your personality and talk to us way before you said a word.
Of course there are trends that I like, and when something is nice and appealing to me I buy or make it. The most important decision makers in the purchase of it is the fact that it can be worn for years and I can combine it with my other garments. It is my kind of prophecy that that trend will become a classic.
Trends are different, some are fun and interesting the others are boring and disastrous but they will never disappear because when one trend is dead there is another one to replace it.
And never say never to a trend, it can come back and win you over the second time if not the first.