1. While there is room for objectivity, I find more wrong than right here. Yes there is something to be said for “runway latitude” but if a designer creates without the constraints that come with a collection that actually has to be sold to consumers, then anyone can be a designer. As an industry, we should always point out when the emperor has no clothes.

    1. Lucky, when you say ‘more wrong than right’ I assume you mean numerically more trends of the twenty that won’t sell, than trends that will? By my count, I’d agree that 6-8 of these are more conceptual than currently salable, but 10-12 are realistic. That would be ‘more right than wrong,’ but I’m also interested to know what you mean when you say ‘wrong’? If you mean that I am wrong in my identification of say, lace, as a trend on the LCM runways, which is what I am presenting it as, I would have to disagree. It definitely was a trend on the runways as illustrated by the images. If by ‘wrong’ you mean that the trend isn’t something that’s salable, well, I didn’t say it was. Further, fashion designers have always pushed the limits of ‘normal’. Many (most?) trends of the 60s/70s/80s, for example, would be inconceivable a few decades before and also now, a few decades later (flares, platform shoes, shoulder pads, safety pins). As an industry shouldn’t we support creativity, instead of smothering it with cynicism?

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