Ain’t no Shame, Windows Do Yo’ Thang.
by The Window Shopper
Although the fashion community is gearing up for Fall Fashion Week, and Couture shows are still unraveling, back in the retail world we are still in resort mode. And it’s a good thing because aside from refusing to think about another fall/winter while I’m still freezing my ass off in the current one, unlike store windows which are on display for much longer and have a much wider audience base, runway shows are over in a matter of forty minutes give or take and reserved for vip invitees. (Save for Valentino Haute Couture which I totally tuned into for yesterday’s live stream).
Rather than catwalks which catcall to the elite, who in theory should be previewing the seasons’ best to place their personal wardrobing orders (which was the original purpose of runway shows); store windows speak to the many individuals who actually do pay for the clothes they see. Which is the exact opposite of today’s tinsel town who not only clog up front row but score designer freebies; a total hypocrisy. Yes celebrities do give lines serious publicity, which in turn makes money, but Miu Miu is a star in it’s own right with actual design merit, so fuck this paparazzi visibility. Runways or windows, you tell me which has greater money making opportunities…
Nevertheless, I do love both insatiably, it’s not a competition, and runways and windows are featured together on this blog post after post. Besides, the windows’ “buy now wear now” shows are a little more my speed. And there is no shame in that. Even the most early bird shoppers put off buying fall winter until sale time this year, which as Mother Nature would have it was when the temperatures actually dropped.
For more on Miu Miu resort click here. Peruse some of the other sickkk resort windows here. And if you’d like to shop this amazing periwinkle double gabardine double breasted pea coat, go on and click here (but I’ll be honest I much prefer this tulip hem stunner)!
Miu Miu, 11 East 57th St, 212.641.2980
Images Courtesy of Style.com