Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Am I the only person that is not happy H&M is coming??? Good Bye Darryl Lee another Iconic Aussie Brand!

I am sure I am the only person on Facebook that is almost crying that another huge department chain of consumer driven crappy clothes made from a foreign country with high street consumer driven.  OK, I will give you that I do not wear couture every day and I wear Karen Millen and other brands, but they fit.  I refuse to purchase online as that is why so many people are going out of business.  I cannot stand purchasing things made in other countries when Australia has some of the best designers in the world.  (Milliners Included)  I really don't know why you would want another chain store to make everyone look like clones.  It is not the amount of clothes you have in your wardrobe it is the fabric, the cut and how they suit you.
Don't get me wrong.  I shop at Target for the kids and they grow so quickly why wouldn't I, but seriously if you want to look like an individual, you will not be able to have a unique individual look from these shops.  They are made with cheap materials, and cheap labor, so they can pump them out quickly for a quick fashion punch so you think it is in fashion and bang it is gone.
Go Australian all the Way, Invest Dress, 1 Great Coat, instead of 5 crappy ones that don't keep you warm.

Why I Adore Daphne Guiness?

She would not be happy H&M is opening in Australia.
She would not shop at Topshop.
She would not shop at Zara.
Daphne Guiness stands out in one of a kind created pieces, she can afford to, but she still would wear individual pieces even if she could not afford to.
She is not classically beautiful.
She is not young.
She does not fit the mold.
She is living standing Art.

1 comment:

  1. No you are not the only one my darling to think like that, there's me and many more. I design couture, the labour of love and hours and hours of hand sewing, thousands more with hand embroidery and it is impossible to compare against a cheap version being sold at any of the chain stores you cite, what the consumer fails to understand in Australia is that these garments are mass produced in third world countries, where the workers are exploited and made to mass produce thousands of pieces and reach their daily targets, for as little as AUD 2.00 the hour, who gets to reap the profits? The big multinationals who own those chains. No benefit for the poor workers and their families, no benefit for the end consumer who ends up in a uniform amidst thousands of look-alikes wearing cheap fashion, yes 'on trend' but bereft of any character and personality. The smaller independent retailers and designers: they too see no benefit and their creativity and hard work constantly devalued. As for online shopping, similar arguments there too. It is a sad reality some are partly to blame for....