Thursday, 7 February 2013

Excerpt From An Interview With Elizabeth Kline

Just popping in to share a few salient quotes from Colette Patterns' interview with Elizabeth Kline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. I do recommend reading the whole interview, good thoughts for the ODP crowd.

"Consumers tend to buy based on trend or print or price now, and ironically those aren’t the qualities that make a consumer want to wear a piece of clothing forever. We return to clothes that fit well, flatter our figure, and feel good next to our skin."

"Fast fashion feeds off consumers not knowing their own style. It depends on us just slavishly buying whatever these stores dictate as “fashion.” I think expressing yourself through clothes is about knowing yourself and your own personal style and knowing what kinds of silhouettes, colors, or prints that you like to wear. Knowing that means you naturally stop buying things that only get worn once or sit in the back of your closet; Instead, you buy things that you wear all the time and return to season after season. It’s far less less wasteful and disposable."

Read the full interview here.