For a century, L'OFFICIEL has predicted runway trends, heralded eras of restrained and extravagant fashion, and above all else, has recommended the chicest items to invest in each season. Approaching the next 100 years of the brand, we decided it was time to ask you to take the reins as fashion editors and select the most desirable of women's accessories making their way down the Fall/Winter 2020 runways. And you graciously obliged! Our Instagram Stories polls were flooded with responses-totalling more than 600,000 votes from women around the world. Of course, each country’s style devotees have their own distinct take on fall fashion, but through the intricate survey some definite global trends did emerge.
With life largely at home in some way or another, it should come as no surprise that 76 percent of women are undeniably excited to shop in stores again. However perhaps more noticeable is how your shopping behaviors have changed. While Lyst's year-in-review cites that seasonal items like Bottega Veneta's Pouch Bag and Gucci's double "g" logo belt topped the list for most-desired last year, L'OFFICIEL's most recent findings show that 73 percent of consumers now would rather shop for perennial pieces-like Celine's Chain Bag 16 shown above-rather than buzzy trends.
That post exemplifies the root of the problem - a historical legacy of centuries of propaganda based on the premise of European racial supremacy. It portrays the white colonial master that is the savior to the ever thankful poor black slave. Thank God, I’m an emancipated African - and I don’t worship at the feet of white gods - the Queen or the Governor, who are simply relics of outmoded colonialism built on the tenets of racist institutions of white supremacy that colonized and enslaved Africans for centuries.
As Bob Marley said, “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,” because sometimes, “shit is just shit!”