Barbara HulanickiThe innovative founder of Biba, one of the biggest labels of the 1960's, has recently hit out at the modern woman saying that she thinks that their fashion sense has become far too predictable. Barbara thinks that we should ignore fashion trends, she said "There's too much interest in clothes now and it makes women dress less well. I think people are too concerned about what's fashionable," she said. "Women have such boring wardrobes these days because they must follow fashion, they must, they must. But sometimes it's about saying, 'Oh, this would work well with that.'"
I think that in a way Barbara is correct, we base our choices of outfits now on what is dictated to us as 'on trend', to be brutally honest the majority of us are slaves to fashion. We spend hours browsing the latest collections online and flicking through magazines telling us what to buy and how to dress that some of us often forget to be ourselves and have fun with fashion, there are few that stray away from the status quo and choose to dress more quirky and 'out there' but walk down a Great British high street and you will no doubt see a bazillion females in crop tops and denim dungarees. Most people are too scared to take risks these days, I don't think Barbara means to offend anyone she is just being honest about the state of fashion these days, we've all become brainwashed with whats on trend and what will make us clones of all the other 'fashionistas'.
Are we all becoming slaves to fashion?Two final statements made by Barbara which I must agree with: "It's very difficult to know what to wear now. That's why I always wear black," moreover she thinks American women have the worst style of all: "They're terrible; they all wear the same thing."