Photoshoot for Jeff Whipple, Artist www.jeffwhipple.com
What is a trend? A trend is a social process in which style changes. A good example of this is how we dress, of course my first obsession. If a change is short lived its known as a fad. Trends typically last long term. A lot of fashion changes are fads because they do not stick around for longer than 2 seasons. A good example of a trend would be pleats. They lasted a LONG time and then gone, some people are thankful.
Trends are created by, you guessed it, TRENDSETTERS. Think Madonna, Michael Jackson even Miley Cyrus, Chanel ahhh and of course J.Crew. This may sound simple but for some it is not easy. Trendsetters COVET change from time to time and in fact, often. They are open to new originative styles and ideas embracing the new. Personally, I find most trendsetters to be fascinating and can be found within the creative class.
Most wide spread trends are, of course, started in large cities like New York, Los Angeles and my beloved, Atlanta. On a more international scale, Paris, Tokyo, Milan and London are filled with trendsetters, trendsetting.
This important anthropological phenomenon is why I started the Bandwagon Effect. Here in the southeast we have to embrace and not be afraid of TREND and become more bold with our style and how we approach everything we do. Let's try new things, adopting an attitude of change is good. Here at the Bandwagon Effect we are looking for those who embrace this spirit. In the next few days I will post my second feature Jacksonville style "One to Watch".
I would love to hear from you with your ideas of what is hot, what is now and what is on TREND here in Jacksonville and all over the southeast.
Stay tuned for more fashion as we continue to roll this Bandwagon down the streets and pick up more momentum on our goal to inspire and feature those who inspire through their bold trendsetting nature.
KEEP UP THE TRENDS AND KEEP FASHION NEW AND BOLD