Women Vs. Men
One thread that I read at the style.com forums really made we wonder: Who are the better designers: women or men? When I look at it one way, men designers are dominating most of the top fashion houses and if I think of the word designer, Tom Ford or John Galliano usually comes to mind. But does that mean women can’t design clothes? Absolutely not.
Most of the spotlight these days might go to Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, or John Galliano, but we must not forget the women designers out there as well. What would we do without Frida Giannini’s collections at Gucci, the edgy clothes made by Kate and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte, or Vera Wang’s wedding dresses? And aren’t women such as Coco Chanel the founders of some of the biggest fashion houses?
In my opinion, I do feel like men are still on top and will dominate the fashion industry for a long while. I think men are very creative, passionate, and treat their work like a fantasy, which brings out a beautiful end product. Men designers seem to always have loads of imagination and they know for sure how to dress a woman.
The majority of women designers on the other hand design clothes more practical and wearable, but still very glamorous. (That doesn’t mean that they aren’t creative though.) For instance, Donatella Versace might not showcase a dress you’ve never seen before, but it’s still happens to be what so many women want to wear. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the designers of Marchesa, have some of Hollywood’s biggest stars dressing in their gowns on the red carpet as well.
I guess it really depends on every one’s point of view. Some might say men have more insight in fashion, some might disagree. In the end, I think men and women are equal and if you can design beautiful clothes, that means you have a lot of talent, no matter what your sex might be.