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The age of the "Hipster", how trends are just nothing more than one night stands.
The other day, I finally dusted off my old camouflage jacket, all ready to wear in preparation for the autumnal seasons. The reason? It's impending status as "trendy" for the latter part of 2012.
As any religious fashion follower should know, the fashion world works in advance. So as there are oodles of blue skies outside, designers are already shoveling the snow off their new jacket designs. Hence with Military's grasp on the runways as strong as ever, the trifecta of the timeless peacoat, the stylish epaulettes and the universal combat boot have all felt the status of trendiness. Now joins a fourth party; camouflage.
Hiitherto it's reincarnation, the earthy pattern had a slight stigma stitched into its verdancy; only middle aged, fashion-uncouth men wore camouflage... So why, and who, would dare to wear it?
But there was one factor that it would never anticipate; the Topman Hipster.
Image Credit: Travisnabe
Yes, much like other up and coming fads - ombré, material contrast, summer prints - they've all became acclimated to Topman's ever increasing clientele.
This faux-hipster attire has resulted in a stream of "fast-food fashion". It's quick, it's snappy, click click. It'll be in then out in practically days; just like camouflage. By the time you've finished reading this befuddled blog post, hundreds of these archetyped adolescents will be proudly sporting the paltered with pattern, yammering to their friends how trendy they are. Yet if they wore the very same garment next year, they'd be ostracised for being the literal definition of so last year...
Who knows how many other styles will be eaten up by the hip. It was inevitable that, as fashion becomes more mainstream, that more of the population will be wannabe satorialists. The true avant-garde visionaries will have to put up with, or embrace these types. The restaurant workers of fashion.