Since the beginning of 2012 I’ve wanted to own a pair of Ash’s Bowie Wedge Trainers. Normally I like to consider an extravagant purchase for a few weeks before making it, but this is the first time I’ve taken nine months to make a decision. This lengthy indecision was a result of the customary question I apply to all fashion trends, “will it/they suit me?”, and in this case I wasn’t sure that they would.
I spent a delightful evening yesterday at my-wardrobe’s London headquarters, sipping Champagne, scoffing cupcakes and slowly working my way through the AW12 collections on display in their showroom. Surrounded by beautiful dresses, bold jewellery and statement bags was my idea of an evening well spent!
The changing of the seasons in fashion is a somewhat perplexing experience. Shops begin stocking beautiful spring dresses, skirts and shorts while the country is still in the grip of an icy winter. The reverse takes place mid-summer, as we’re greeted with the arrival of warm and cosy knits whilst planning holidays and trips to the seaside. This surely comes as no problem to the most efficient shopping matriarchs, but I simply cannot bring myself to invest in great fashion when I know I’ll have to wait several weeks to enjoy wearing it. A primitive approach perhaps, but nevertheless it’s the way I (and many of my peers) choose to shop.