It's monday but this time no Link Love Creative. Today I really like to talk about trends. I like to hear what you consider as a coming trend at the moment? I read interesting writing about making of a trend by Holly Becker from Decor8 in Patchwork Harmony blog. Since that I've been thinking the complexity of the trend and trend making.
I can't help myself but I see a little bit negativity in the trend word. Trends are shallow. Why? I guess I like the situation before it. How can I explain that? Not very easily. In the short version - it's the time before trendy people have to have "it" and after that comes mass consumption. I suppose I like more unique and personal style - but I know that can be also a trend. Much bigger reason why I see trend in negative way is that I think we need less consumption and more sustainable consuming habits and living. I'm afraid trend is more an enemy than a friend. I don't want to sound hypocrite. There are shades of grey and not only black and white...and who am I to say - I have pastel colored blog...trends come and go it's part of the fashion...but today I talk about trend not about fashion.
Somehow I also think you can see trend in positive way. If you could make a sustainable living, ecological ideology, pure organic and local food and fair trade as a mass trend and change it to fashion that would be a big achievement. The trend is a powerful tool to make the world go your direction. But how could we do it? I'm sure it's possible because there are plenty of trends going on all the time. They also change very fast. Are they good enough? Do they work for you? I think visual trend can be sustainable also. I'm happy to see that handmade, quality, fair trade, slowing down, organic, more interest about maker, approval of margin groups and many more are coming up more and more. Or am I only dreaming? I think this is a good beginning. Can we try to make together sustainable trends? Can we change these positive trends as fashion and not only a margin trend? That would be awesome.Are some of these thoughts maybe provoking? Good. Tell me what you think! And as I said it's complicated, we all know that. Sorry for my not so perfect English because in this kind of posts it matters, I know.