A long, long time ago, when this blog was very young, I wrote a post about the lack of any critical analysis of New Zealand Fashion Week by the mainstream media. My point was that all journalistic credibility seemed to fly out the window at the first mention of goody bags and possible front row seats. You’d see huge amounts of puff-coverage splashed all over the TV and newspapers, but nothing real. No investigation, no criticism, nothing resembling the sort of reportage you’d expect from the six o’clock news or the national newspapers, let alone the fashion media.
Read the original blog here, the debate that ensued here and a later post on honest fashion reporting here.
With New Zealand Fashion Week just a couple of months away, it looks like it’s time to revisit the debate. I’ve just been asked the following question: Why is there a complete impassivity toward critical fashion journalism and/or discussion in New Zealand? Check out the conversation here, here and contribute your own questions/points here.
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