Fast vs. Slow Fashion


The debate of fast and slow fashion is one that has become of prominence as more and more people within the industry question the sustainability of the pace of fashion that many are struggling to keep up with. Raf Simons’ recent departure from Dior has really brought this to attention as he has questioned the need for as much as 6 collections a year as it leads to a lack of time for ideas to be incubated. Menswear traditionally has been considered to ere more on the side of slow fashion as it is assumed men buy pieces that transcend the idea of trends and seasons. This coat below designed by Margaret Howell, is an item that is functional whilst also in my opinion is aesthetically pleasing. It is a jacket that can be worn in several ways and is therefore more sustainable. The example to the right however is what I would deem fast fashion and is a look from Moschino, headed by Jeremy Scott. It is not something that will last over years in terms of style as it very much riding on the coat tails of popular culture. Featuring a motif from Spongebob Squarepants, the TV show, it tends to be something that is more likely to be copied by high street brands that also encourage fast fashion.

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