Christopher Kane on Blogs

I think it will die down

“It’s a bit mad, isn’t it? It feels like it’s happened all of a sudden and at some shows this season the front row was just all bloggers. I think it will die down though, and people know what they are doing. No one who wants to read a serious review of a show is going to look at what a 14-year-old thinks. But it has become more critical; people can say what they want about anyone on a blog without consequences and that’s quite scary. There are real repercussions for a designer if a photo of something is leaked by a blog; it can be copied in a fortnight and that can really harm a business. You have to be much more careful now.”
Speaking to Vogue.com, Lauren Milligan

If bloggers could hear this, they would definitely be very angry at Mr. Kane. The popularity of blogs may die down if something else comes along, but right now it's still something that's fresh and a new form of communicating fashion. Yes, there are consequences for having designer products on a blog, but most of them either take the picture and put it up or use a current internet photo. If they're not putting it on their blog, copy cats will find it elsewhere. Just because it's more available doesn't mean getting rid of blogs will stop it happening. I think Kane's main worries are how bloggers are very free minded, and so if their opinions are becoming much more valued (which they actually are) he risks the chance of having everything he's worked for being slated on a blog. The public no longer has to rely on what editors say about fashion, they can have their own opinions and tell the world about it.

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