Cathy Horyn and The Fashion Bloggers

Manolo says, there is the very astute article written by the fashion reporter the Cathy Horyn in the Times of the New York about the six young influential Paris-based designers.

The article it is very much worth the reading in the entirity, however for the Manolo these paragraphs they leaped out at him.

You don’t have to be a fan of the reality show “Project Runway” to appreciate that fashion has become more and more populist. This is the age, after all, of the adolescent designer, the celebrity designer, the hip-hop designer, and the claimants have been as varied as Sean Combs and Esteban Cortazar, who was 18 when he held his first show.

And though fashion, like politics, is still an insider’s game, with its own addicts and agenda-setting editors, nothing, it seems, can compete with the authentic judgment of bloggers and Web viewers.

This it is to the knowledge of the Manolo the first time that any person in the Media of the Mainstream has acknowledged the role that the bloggers have begun to play in the setting of the fashion agenda.

The Manolo he is confident in predicting that the fashion blogging, it is only in its infancy, and that it will grow in the importance over the coming two or three years. Indeed, look for more of the fashion industry insiders to begin their own blogs.

In the meantime, the Manolo he points you to the links on the right side of this page where you may find links to many of the Manolo’s favorite fashion bloggers. If you know of any others that are worthy of the inclusion in this list please let the Manolo know.

3 Responses to “Cathy Horyn and The Fashion Bloggers”

  1. La BellaDonna April 28, 2005 at 11:12 am #

    “Mr. Pilati, a former assistant to Mr. Ford, is the least known of the group, but before fashion magazine editors could recover from the shock last fall of seeing tulip skirts, other designers had adapted his waist-defining look for the next season.”

    Ha! La BellaDonna laughs! She has had the tulip skirt in her wardrobe before the last fall, and has always had the waist-defining look. She did not know that it caused the shock! But the fashion magazine editors, perhaps they are the easily shocked.

    (La BellaDonna is very grateful to the Manolo for his very educational newspaper links, which is one of many many reasons why the Manolo, he will always be in the forefront of the cognoscenti.)

  2. la depressionada April 28, 2005 at 1:50 pm #

    thank you very much for your kind comments. (i just saw them today.) it is rare that my blog is visited by such celebrity. i think you are as fabulous as truman capote’s black and white ball (the idea of which i just read he stole from the dunnes, imagine!).

  3. Ella April 29, 2005 at 1:06 am #

    This is very much indeed wonderful. I would like to read what else she has to say about fashion bloggers. It feels good to have gotten in on this so early. I love fashion, and I love and am extremely talented at writing (but do people read or look at the preety pics?). The head of the English Department at my college even said I could be an English teacher. I’m just bragging now, back to the point… If I could make a career mixing these, it would be great, since it is so hard to be a designer, and I don’t know what to do as for my path in life. I blog like it’s my job, though, it’s really not. I’m not sure if I could be a fashion journalist, however, and I love working for myself. There, I’ve blabbered. C’est textbook moi. Adieu.