Stefano Pilati on Fashion Bloggers

Written By bryanboy

Stefano Pilati on Fashion Bloggers as told to WWD at the Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012 show in New York:

    “I pay attention to all of them and I’m very scared,” he says. “Because who are these people? I would like to sit with them and ask them where they come from. Because it’s very easy to judge from your bed. At the same time, I’m fascinated. I’m fascinated by this era and this medium. If people are thirsty about fashion, I like to have a dialogue, but now it’s not a two-way dialogue; it’s a one-way dialogue.”


  1. He has a point. I’d be scared too. The bloggers have quite some power. But that’s good I think, because now the designers can’t do whatever they want anymore, there has come a balance between designers and clients. And that’s a good thing.

  2. Isabel Mondorf

    I agree. Bloggers have a global reach and are free to judge/say whatever they want. Their opinions are independent and that is why their voices are listened to. I think that they have had a profound influence on the way that fashion has become a conversation between consumers and the brands/designers that make these products. It will be exciting to see what the future will hold for fashion bloggers.

  3. It’s interesting that some designers –maybe not necessarily Pilati– come off as if they “own” fashion, as though they are the only ones who have the right to speak on how a person dresses themselves. Lay people who don’t have the formal training that they do have been commenting on fashion for years; the only difference now is that technology has made them more aware of this.

  4. I think Stefano Pilati says something very true: Every fashonista can call himself a fashion expert via his blog. But – that’s the freedom of opinion!
    Pilati has always been an intellectual designer and fears the decline of sound discussions about fashion. Let’s have knowledgeable conversations and stop tame “I like – I don’t like”!

  5. Funny, I had this exact same conversation with my friends last night, with one girl completely hating on the influence and the reach of fashion bloggers and the other, well, slowly submitting to the fact.

    I personally think it brilliant that the formerly exclusive world of fashion has been opened to new mediums. Designers and artists should embrace comments and observations from everywhere, all walks of life, be it positive or negative – there’s always something to be learned. Even if it’s just to know who and what to ignore!


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