Fashion magazines give us a different perspective of the world of fashion. As long as we have newspapers, then we can have fashion magazines. The fashion industry is a thriving sector and we have to recognize it for that. People find visuals so appealing that they would rather look through an encyclopedia of pretty pictures than read news that is about politics. However, the most serious concern of the consumers of fashion magazine is the fact that an unrealizable reality is sold to them. Even with that, fashion magazine still matters.
With the coming of the internet age, we can take fashion magazines to a whole new level. Technology is becoming faster and smaller and so people are less interested in walking around with paper. What people should know is that paper or digital, fashion magazine is still the same. It’s all about the pretty clothes and retouched models.
Keeping up with the trends can be hard. Our brains are the greatest machines ever created but they can store so much. With fashion magazines, we have referral material. So when you need a new asoebi idea for the next wedding, you can be a creative and draw. Odds are the tailor might not be able to recreate it. But with a pretty picture comes a thousand words explaining to him how exactly to go about it.
Fashion magazines are seen as the driving source for the 21st century feminist movement. They portray the women in the way that they are made although some people would argue otherwise. The one place that most women feel they rule the world is through these magazines. Fashion magazines aren’t perfect but they are the meeting point of different people from different backgrounds. Everyone needs fashion in their life.
These fashion magazines have to compete with the internet and social media (fashion bloggers). The way out will be to incorporate the internet into their business. This way, they will still matter even years to come.
Written by Nkem Ikeh
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