Photo: Via Emma Arvida Bystrom of Arvida Bystrom.
Style blogs originally came about so that people could share their views democratically, without a mediator dictating what to think about a certain topic. However, the line between blogger and fashion editor has become blurred. On Tumblr, there is no expectancy for high-quality photos; in fact, almost all of the photos are taken via webcam. After seeing a couple of the collections from this Fashion Month, I wanted to trace the connection between the Tumblr aesthetic and how it translates to IRL runway style.
I feel like something needs to be said of Jeremy Scott’s fall '12 collection, which seems to reflect my own complicated relationship with the Internet. For a long time, Jeremy has been one of my favorite designers, and this season’s collection was like Lizzie McGuire on acid...and I mean that as the utmost compliment. I genuinely would wear any of the items, especially the turtlenecks featuring The Simpsons and anything involving that psychedelic day-glo fabric. Jeremy says that his collection was inspired by the Internet, which is evident in his emoticon and mouse-clicker prints, but looking at the pieces was also a lot like looking at my Tumblr dashboard: girls with Kool Aid hair, bindis, and chain nose rings.