Is the Media Dumbing Down Fashion Designers?- Bravo's desperate attempt to replace Project Runway with Launch My Line
I stumbled across a blog post from 944 Magazine, that hit the nail on the head on how I was feeling about shows like Launch My Line. Similar to Rebecca Stevens, the author of the blog post "Bravo's desperation is so last season", I watched an episode of Bravo's Launch My Line really wanting to like it. I tried. But I could not get over the fact that they were making a mockery out of the effort it takes to be a real fashion designer, let alone a good one.
The show pairs a wannabe designer (like DJ's, with no experience at all) with an experienced designer to design a collection. As you can probably guess, the experienced designers end up doing a ton of the work, and the wannabe's get all the credit.
In a time when any celebrity or trust fund baby can and does have a fashion label, do shows like this downplay the hard work of experienced fashion designers across the globe, or inspire aspiring designers in general? What do you think?
Photo Credit: The cast of Launch My Line; tvguide.com