Collecting items is a common but enjoyable hobby that many people take part in, whether it’s hats, pez dispensers, beanie babies or even something as simple as cards. Today, I’m here to talk a little and to ask a little about collecting. If I had to pinpoint a moment in time, my whole interest in fashion started back in my freshman year of high school. I didn’t know how to dress but I knew that I loved sneakers and I loved collecting them. For the most part, I collected Air Jordans but eventually my horizon expanded. I started off with one pair and through selling various shoes I built up my collection. Currently my sneaker collection is at 107 pairs (and counting!). While I have slowed down a lot in recent times my love for sneakers has not diminished. It has, however, snowballed into my love of clothes. Honestly that is probably the reason my sneaker collection has slowed down, most of my funds have slowly transferred from sneakers to clothing. While it’s good to have your wardrobe in balance I think my shoe collection will always dominate my closet and shelves.
I am curious to see what our readers collect and what their collections may look like. Drop a few comments below about your hobbies and collections for me and our readers to check out!
First off, what is fast fashion? Fast fashion is easily accessible, fairly priced clothing with a high end look that maintains a casual feeling. In today’s fashion world some people look down on fast fashion however I believe it is one of the most useful categories in fashion for these reasons:
- Appreciated diversity – Fast fashion is a good way to get a wide selection of looks without going too far out there. While people may look at you and like the originality in your outfit they also may appreciate a modest look as well. Sometimes when you watch runway shows for designer brands you see models take the runway in ridiculous, glamorous outfits, and while it may be enjoyable to watch that’s all those clothes will be, an enjoyable show that belongs on the runway.
- Reasonable prices – Mostly everyone in the fashion industry wants to look nice; it’s a fact of the industry. It’s more than just looking nice though, it’s looking nice with different styles and clothes. However filling that wardrobe can cost a lot of money especially to achieve that high class look. Fast fashion is great for filling space for your here and there casual outfits to your everyday wear. Not only can you achieve a similar look but you can do it for a much cheaper price.
- Convenience- As fashion evolves so do the collections and how they are released. Very limited quantities are become a more common thing in collection releases and sadly most people don’t have the proper connections to guarantee themselves a garment. Fast fashion is the complete opposite of this, it’s always in stock and always nearby. If you see a piece you like you won’t have to make a million calls or wait outside a store forever just for a single garment, all you have to do is walk in to your nearest H&M, Urban outfitters etc. buy it and call it a day.
Student: Olivia (17) from Hammonton
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses: Advertising & Marketing Communications
Describe your personal style: Boho chic
Where do you go on your breaks from class? Out to eat.
What is your favorite thing about FIT? The great location.
Who or what inspires you? Models such as Gigi Hadid
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? Find a career in advertising and spend some time in Italy
Student: Sumiko (17) from New York
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses: Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Photoshop
Describe your personal style: To be honest, I don’t think much about my style, I just wear whatever I want. So everyday I almost have different styles because I can’t be consistent.
Where do you go on your breaks from class? My friends and I usually just hang out in the hallways.
What is your favorite thing about FIT? Everyone here is so creative, it’s inspiring to be around such artful people.
Who or what inspires you? A photographer I met inspires me – he went to college and worked a normal job before realizing his true interest was fashion photography, so he went to SVA and is now a successful fashion photographer.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I want to become a doctor, so after college would be medicine school.
Hi everyone! Every Saturday I get up bright and early to make my train into the city for class!
Once the train gets in, I rush to the shuttle to Times Square!
I transfer from the shuttle to the 1 train and get off at 28th street
I finally arrive and get a quick coffee at Caffe Bene before heading to class!
I hope you have a great day and an even better week! Bye bye!