You Are Like A Historian
Trends and fads come and go and are bookmarks of a certain time.
As a fashion designer you are a historian. And that means that you can look at things and tell exactly what time they came from. You can also place value on them and see what might still work today if it is usable today.
The 90’s were a weird time, they weren’t as bad as the 80’s but they had their moments and plenty of fashion crimes took place.
Just off the top of my head, some examples of tangible things from the 90s would be slap bracelets, jelly bracelets, Pogs, Tamagotchis, and pacifiers.
Pop culture lends a lot more to what people buy in to. For example, for the life of me I can’t understand the appeal of Justin Bieber or, say Rebecca Black (for lack of a better example here). But then again, when I was in high school Backstreet Boys were eclipsing (I had a physics professor who put on “easy listening” radio while we were working and like clockwork they’d play one of their songs every day). We were a year away from Britney Spears breaking out. 90210 was just a skosh past its prime and the big breakout show was Dawson’s Creek.
So what is really big as far as materialistic things, music, television, and movies these days? What are your attitudes towards what you feel the majority thinks is popular, versus what you enjoy?