The ever-changing nature of fashion and its refusal to maintain a status quo makes documenting trends a bit daunting at times. While magazines exclusively dominated one decade, the emergence of the fashion blogosphere has revolutionized how we share fashion. Not only are we now able to see the many different styles emerging all at once, but we also find inspiration differently than we might have a few years ago. Our modern technology has allowed us to no longer have to wait days after New York Fashion Week to see the spread that Vogue might publish; the availability of live tweets and live blogging allow us to constantly be in the loop about what’s going on. Indeed, my generation is one that embraces technology and thinks its powers can truly make the world smaller.
I am no exception to this philosophy. My name is Jiaxin Zheng, and this will be my second semester interning as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. I am a business administration and math major, and foster a keen interest for photography and fashion. You can identify me by my love of leopard print (in the form of a backpack, boots or pants) and also by my fixation with dark red lipstick.
I will continue to write the LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS segment, and am even more excited than I was at the start of last semester to document menswear. I find the differences in men’s and women’s styles to be incredibly interesting and curiosity fuels my desire to capture trending menswear. As the fashion industry is largely overwhelmed by women’s style, I feel that menswear is still underrepresented and hope that blogging efforts like my own can contribute to someday closing the disparity between genders.