Thursday, April 14, 2011

Luxury, Authenticity & Fashion

Check out this recent post from a course I am teaching this semester on authenticity.

Above the labor of couture is decreasing as ready-to-wear dominates fashion and luxury. Below left, Altuzzara fur and right, even authentic hand made fashion copies popular designs at PS I Made This.

Below are the Net-a-Porter headquarters in London. The Facebook of fashion has taken over the realm of luxury fashion, bringing the best in ready to wear to consumers in London and NY same day shipping. This creates a decreased needs for retail space and means the products go straight from factories to consumers. Is this luxury fashion?

Real the full post here.

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