Fake vs. real winter fashion

February 19, 2016

Ottawa had a record-breaking one-day snowfall this past Tuesday, a whopping 51.2 cm (to be exact) in less than 24 hours. Yeah sure, we’re used to it, but the downtown core was mayhem because workers were let out early, the city didn’t plan for enough snow plows to be out and city buses were delayed. We’re talking thousands of people out at bus stops, all at the same time. I was “lucky” enough to be home with a sore throat, but we’re still feeling the aftermath of the snow-mageddon.

This real winter weather reminds me of the silliness that is “winter” fashion. Granted, all of the fashion week cities are only mildly cold in the winter months, but this means that real winter fashion isn’t properly represented on the runway. I admire the beautiful street style shots of fashion week attendees wearing their best of winter 2016, but they make me chuckle because runway winter and real-life winter are very different – well at least in Ottawa they are.

Case in point:

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  1. Street Style | Milan Menswear Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/2016 | http://bit.ly/1SWaY7b
  2. Street Style | Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/2016 | Yoyo Cao wearing Celine Sweater, Celine pants, Salvatore Ferragamo Rosy bag in Milan, Italy | http://shotbygio.com/tag/mfw-fallwinter-20152016-street-style/page/4/
  3. Lauren Luxenburg poses wearing a COS coat, Acne shoes and Proenza Schouler bag on January 17, 2015 in Milan, Italy | Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images Europe


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