Your article on Sarah Rutson [“Born Retailer”, BAZAAR March] reveals how trend forecasters, and women in fashion in general, are nothing short of superheroes. Not only do they have to make sense of such a nonsensical, ever-changing and all-encompassing industry, but they now have to be able to predict the future?!
While I faithfully admire her experience and nose for fashion, it makes me wonder if the world is so caught up in the next trend that we can’t truly enjoy the present. Buying an outfit knowing it will become redundant within weeks almost makes me feel overwhelmed.while Sarah Rutson is a fashion goddess walking among mere fashion peasants, I wonder if this constant overturn of trends is making the fashion world more and more disposable. But I mustn’t shoot the messenger. Ms Rutson is merely making jawdroppingly accurate predictions. Is there anything she doesn’t know? If there is, it’s yet to be seen or heard of. Naomi, Victoria
WINNER of this month’s best-response prize receives a Swarovski watch valued at more than $790. Sarah Rutson in BAZAAR.