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23.8.18

ELITIST?

In the fashion world, we know there will always be the divide between "luxury" and high street, and this is obviously perfectly fine. An item's price tag should only be an issue depending on the value (financial or sentimental) the buyer places on it.

After all, we have seen paintings, some of which we cannot quite comprehend why, go for sale for amounts in excess of $20 million.

My issue comes with the creation of impenetrable circles, where those who perceive themselves more sophisticated and more worthy than others, go on and perpetuate the stereotype in the movie "The Devil Wears Prada".

Day after day, I speak to emerging designers and young creative who bemoan the constant opposition they face, to their seeming humble beginnings.
The "you can't sit with us" rhetoric.

Listen, if you're a "high end" designer, make up artist, stylist, fashion event organizer, creative director etc., it would be mighty nice of you to reduce that notion of exclusivity and self-importance and be more inclusive...especially to the amazing young and ambitious crop of Nigerian fashion designers doing their best to feel the industry is truly a democratic space.

Rant over.

How's everyone doing today?















1 comment:

  1. I agree to all of this. I don't know what else can be done but something must be done to help me and you know how to stabilize the system in Nigeria.

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