Now that the Fashion weeks have closed, we are in that awkward Autumnal lull, where you layer up only to have to take half of them off by lunchtime. Despite this I love Autumn and Spring, these are the seasons of change and should be the most exciting ones! I want snow and to hear 'Last Christmas', I want the shops to make me excited I want it all and I want it now! That is my Autumn head. My Spring head is the complete opposite and I believe I would quite happily give it all up just to go to sleep in a field on a balmy summers evening.
Now Winter is approaching I'm turning all diva-ish. I want the soft layers, duvet days, online shopping and party dresses. I want to go out every evening and sip expensive Champagne, dressed head to toe in haute couture. Of course this is far from my reality but that packed commuter train leaves me wanting very little else. So, I turn to my fashion glossies to console myself with the up coming trends, to see the lifestyles of the rich and famous, to gain an insight into something different.
Meh, Why are fashion glossies so dull? I forget, it's Autumn - it's dull. I really don't care if Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne swap clothes when they go to Starbucks or if Beyonce has painted her nails. Where did all the inspiration and excitement go? Where are all the campaigns, thoughtful insights ? The exciting designers are in hibernation. This is why I turn to new designers, the up and coming ones who have something a bit cutting edge to offer.
Looking back at some of the designers and stylists I have met over the last few months, I am pleased to say they are all different and offer diversity in the fashion world. David Ross dressed parolympian Stefanie Reid in a stunning dress for the Models of Diversity, Catwalk for Change show, Honor Gold design for women of all sizes, and Derek Lawlor whose individual take on knitwear leaves a creatively stunning result. I know diversity is a buzzword touted around by some people in the industry so they can project an image of giving a flying one, but the people above are ones who are taking it all in their stride and actually doing something productive.
So could the lack of anything of any interest or relevance in this seasons fashion magazines bring down Conde Nast? Unlikely, at the very worst it may spark a British Film starring Julie Walters as the struggling Editor of a fashion Weekly and Bill Nighy as her flamboyant deputy.
At least it would be something to watch on a duvet day.