sunday i posted about the first of many trends for this spring season, grunge, and as we have seen from the fall 2013 runway shows that it is a trend that is here to stay. and i just so happened to be part of a long lunchtime conversation today about the saint laurent collection and how it is styled pretty much the way we are dressed everyday. it may be the place i work in or the people i work with, but i can agree. the term 'allston trash' was used to describe one's opinion on the show (you may have to be or live in boston to understand that), but think young and urban, maybe a little gritty.
but unlike the phillip lim and dries van noten spring shows, it is lacking in aspirational looks that girls with my current means (meaning has no means to purchase these brands! ha) hope to see in runway collections. with a name like saint laurent (formally yves saint laurent), this is a bit unexpected. we all agreed that we liked the looks, but thought there was nothing we don't see everyday. there was nothing to take inspiration from.
on the upside, it will take less time and money to recreate a runway look that you already know how to wear. take a look and let me know what you think. maybe we are the new inspiration. maybe being a real, even average, girl is the new new.