Where is the future of fashion?

thefifthelementWhen I was about 10 years old, I envisioned the year 2010 with popular fashion in the vain of “The Fifth Element.”

Instead, I am consistently disappointed by today’s Gap-nation. Everywhere I look I see a drab, khaki-colored blur of cheap, matchy-matchy attire that doesn’t take chances and has no personality.

There is little glamour for the everyday person. And because custom tailored clothing has been overtaken by mass-produced lines, often styles fit horribly. Commuters march to their offices in unflattering grey suits. Party-goers don skinny jeans and shapless blouses. Where is the personal style?

Lady Gaga and Pink at the 2009 VMAs (Photo source: MTV)

Lady Gaga and Pink at the 2009 VMAs (Photo source: MTV)

At least we have the VMAs. Mark my words: Fashion is the only reason you will ever hear me condoning MTV nowadays. First of all, MTV has had little to do with music over the past 10 years. Maybe longer. And no one has accused today’s Top 40 and Pop music of being smart. Instead, inde and hip-hop take the reigns. And what happened to rock? Well, I digress…

My point is, at least we have the Video Music Awards to see something new and unusual in the world of mainstream fashion. Off-the-runway use of designs tailored to reflect daring and sophisticated tones. Even humorous or sarcastic (hello, Lady Gaga).

Carrie-Bradshaw-satcSo, let’s all take a page out of Carrie Bradshaw’s book and try something new and daring. What’s the worst that’s going to happen? You’ll actually not look like everyone else?

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