The climbing support for slow fashion recently is giving us hope; however, it’s not cohesive in its direction.
Some say, “Why shell out for a unique garment when it’s noticeable that you wear it again?” to them, I paraphrase David Byrne, “When you wear the same outfit, people recognize you.” And look at him now.
Which brings us to the basics. They’re a great backdrop for jewelry, and a crisp white shirt definitely has its appeal, but it’s also dangerous.
What happens when someone gestures wildly at your statement necklace, glass of Shiraz in hand? Suddenly your investment piece becomes your favorite pajamas!
It depends on the individual, yet I recall my first job merchandising at Nordstrom where we separated the displays into “Basic,” and “Fashion.” The two did not mix on the sales floor. We proudly placed the Fashion items facing forward. This was to draw the thrill seekers in hopes to enrapture them in the latest and greatest Ready to Wear had to offer. Further back in the store, we grudgingly put out the basic items, more or less out of obligation.