Mar 7, 2012

McQ?or McD?





I've always been an ultimate admirer of haute couture and even though I'm far from having a decent income for me to afford those garments or even better to sit in the front row of a fashion show in Paris... I truly enjoy seeing the art of fashion...

Fashion designers have never been the best at investing and managing their finances and because of such they end up being bought by another brand or by corporations that are mass production oriented... in some other cases in order to stay afloat they invest a lot of their money in fashion shows to market mainly their accessories... believe it or not designers make very little money from the outfits presented in their collection...
and some of them have major money problems... Due to all of these problems a lot of them create a "pret à porter" line which is a lower end line of their brand... for instance Dolce Gabbana with DG or Roberto Cavalli with Just Cavalli... and most of their lower end lines are oriented towards "young people"....



In this case I would like to elaborate just a little bit more in Alexander's McQueen lower end collection called McQ...



Personally I find it's almost impossible to channel out a McQueen collection into a lower end pret a porter...
But
the McQueen fashion house is tremendously inspiring and artistic...that very few people will walk around the streets looking like one of their models... and maybe in this case it's a bit more understandable to create a more "normal" fashion but then again I wonder if we are truly supporting our high fashion designers by purchasing their lower end collections or are we just buying into made in china high end labels?

I just wonder if I do buy a lower end line will I be truly buying a McQ design or a generic pair of shoes made
by a manufacturer in Humen? Lower end labels have become like McD's we get very little information and when we do get information we are not 120% sure if the information is legit or false?..or do we really want to know more... and just live in the idea that we are buying a real McQ as real beef from McD's.







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