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by Lilly Berelovich
What does it mean for fashion to be "fake"? What constitutes authentic, genuine, or original fashion? What are the ethics and values behind copying-- from mocking to paying homage -- mass produced items? Should the same rules apply to individual DIY products? We explore these question through anecdotes about connoisseurs of the fake, fancy retail brands, the Etsy world, and the BurdaStyle community
There’s no mistaking that new media has changed the landscape of marketing, commerce, and fashion. It seems that everyone these days has a blog, and the fashion blogger subset has become an industry force to be reckoned with: they sit on the front row of Fashion Week, they appear in national publications, they guest design for major brands, and companies hire them to wear their clothes. Trends are now influenced from the bottom up, with more fashion bloggers dictating what people buy rather than what's seen on the runway. Let's discuss what makes a fashion blogger a taste maker and why brands are sitting up and taking notice.
11th–15th March 2011