Posts Tagged ‘runway’

WED_Runway-598x340How’s this for fashion and tech-savvy? For London fashion week, cameras were used in Topshop’s show to scan models as they stomped down the runway. Remember Diane von Furstenberg’s use of Google glasses during her runway show in September 2012? What about Burberry being the first fashion house to live stream its runway in 2011? And that trend of live-streaming has continued into recent fashion weeks around the world. A surge in social media networking as well as live streams broadcasting the entire runway show online has allowed fashionistas to become immersed in a world that’s not always accessible to small-town girls like myself. With everything going digital, the fashion industry–which at its core is all about what’s new or forward–is determined to not be left behind. (more…)

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Photo courtesy of Fashionista.com

Photo courtesy of Fashionista.com

As a young girl growing up poring over fashion magazines and watching the Style Network for the latest runway collections, I was always confused and a bit frustrated when I didn’t see girls that looked like me in the fashion wells of those glossy magazines or in fashion shows. I love fashion and there are certainly other brown girls and ethnicities that are attracted to it too, but why aren’t we targeted in magazine advertorials or for ad campaigns? Why aren’t more of us cast for fashion shows? (more…)