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Ugly Fashion

Breaking news! In the world of fashion, there is always something new, but this trend might not be one that you want to follow. Recently, everyone is hopping on the ugly bandwagon. Ugly? Yes, ugly, you heard me right. Many designers including Yeezy, Off-White, Venements, Balenciaga, and Rick Owens are releasing ugly fashion pieces. This might seem weird to many, but people are actually buying into this. These legendary designers are coming out with ugly shoes, ugly glasses, pretty much everything ugly.

Why spend money on something ugly? I think that this is just a marketing ploy to gain attention. When a designer does something crazy or avant garde, people always buy into it. Consumers want something noticeable, they want to be different from the crowd, they want to be trend setters. Fashion is a way for people to express themselves, but it is also a way for people to show off their status. They sure will be noticable when they wear the Balenciaga’s collaboration with Crocs.

3 Comments

  1. Safiyah wrote:

    People have different tastes and something that we might see as “Ugly”, others see as beautiful. I personally think that fashion is going backwards, people are starting to buy clothes that look old, faded, and even ripped! (Just because “it’s Fashion”)

    Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:03 am | Permalink
  2. ycao21 wrote:

    It is true that the beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the “ugly” fashion trend is being consider beautiful in some people’s opinions. Like what you have mentioned, people want to show off their wealth, their status, sometimes people don’t care if the clothes they are wearing ugly or not, as long the clothes have designer names on that’s what matter.

    Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:32 pm | Permalink
  3. gebeling wrote:

    I do not think fashion designers are necessarily striving to make everything beautiful. There can be a parallel drawn with artists in doing the same. I do see the “ugly” trend but I do not think everyone supporting the trend agrees that the clothes they like are “ugly.”

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

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