The French take fashion seriously and age seems not to be a barrier. Browsing through the net an article in CNN caught my eyes about the French fashion house Jaures Après Lines, and their new collection “Loungerie”.
The concept behind this new collection is to create a brand dedicated to “loungerie” just for children (Lounge wear and Lingerie together), which can be worn inside or outside. The designs are similar to lingerie which to me is beautiful but only on an adult. Without sounding orthodox, hardly any clothes seemed appropriate for children.
What is hotly debated and discusses is that more than the lingerie itself it is the styling and marketing of the product that has come into being so disturbing. The 14 year olds are seen with matching panty and bra, teased hair, lipstick, pearls and a come hither look!
Coco Channel said “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses alone. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live” but I doubt if this interpretation of fashion by the French is even noteworthy.