Zara will always have a special place in my heart. Not only because I once worked there, but also because there’s no other company out there that imitates the latest and the baddest trends the way Zara does. The company always seems to be having legal woes due to blatant copying of some designers’ work (Zara’s “Balmain” shoes are one recent example), but season after season they keep on going on.
I know that it is not nice, and even legally questionable, since Zara’s “designers” essentially steal others’ creative ideas…But in terms of making fashion available to everyone, not just the privileged few, Zara must be thanked! Take those “Balmain” shoes, for example. I mean, really…who (other than Beyonce and JLo) in their right mind would spend nearly $3000 on a pair of super trendy shoes?! Not anyone I know! But coughing up $200 for a pair of Zara knockoffs is definitely more palatable, especially if it lets the wearer enjoy practically the same look for less. Creative plagiarism of course, will always be a crucial topic for those in the fashion industry, but for everyday people like you and me – trends will come and go, but Zara has been and (hopefully) will always be a place to turn to, to get a quick fix of the latest, perhaps not the most lasting, fashions.
With that, here’s Zara’s Fall/Winter 2009 Trend Photos. Love, love, love everything! If you haven’t been to a store in a while (it’s so messy there during their semi-annual sale), I urge you to pay them a little visit soon! Awesome dresses, boots, skinny pants, jackets…Pick up a few trendy items (aren’t those thigh-high boots fab?), and some classics (trench coat, anyone?) too! The new collection will make you wish it was fall already!
One more pic after the jump!