The latest fascination more like obsession in the world of fashion is labels. We are not just talking designer labels but actual label addiction in terms of, wearing loudly branded items of clothing from high-end fashion brands. The most famous brands at the moment would have to be Fendi, Versace and Gucci. Other brands like Moschino, Louis Vuitton and Chanel come as a close second but Fendi and Gucci take the crown on this one.
Hip hop plays a huge role in today’s world when it comes to matters of fashion. We have rappers like Kanye West who went further in their careers to create a fully-fledged clothing company and Kid Cudi who graced the Louis Vuitton runway, to Nicki Minaj being an inspiration to some of her favorite designers. The music video industry has also played a huge role in widely displaying these labels. We even have a song titled “Gucci Gang”, I mean it is a complete take over.
You can go through your social media timeline and spot a celebrity or a fashion persona in head to toe designer.
The worst is when they decide to go head to toe Gucci or Fendi and not in a subtle way.
I am talking about the Fendi two piece fully F stamped and the Gucci gang club.
On the runway these looks might not seem so outrageous.
However, as part of street style one would beg to ask whether it is necessary. Sometimes a head to toe designer printed look might not look flattering at all.
Fashion is art and like most art, it is created to be enjoyed and appreciated.
Keeping your look simple then adding subtle touches of printed designer pieces, is the most luxurious form of style.
Rita Ora and Gigi Hadid rocked the Fendi jacket in a very subtle yet stylish way…
Take for example the Gucci double G belt.
This belt is the perfect luxury buy. You can pair it with a simple pair of blue jeans and white t-shirt look or even with a classy lace dress as you drape your coat over your shoulders. This belt can be dressed up or down and still give you the expensive stylish look you were going for.
At the end of the day it will always remain different strokes for different folks. Do you think this label addiction trend is a true appreciation for fashion as a form of art? Or do you agree with me and think we should give the loud label club a rest?