Fashion’s Terroir

“When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.” ~ Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

According to the calendar, summer is still hanging around for another two weeks, but the world has recognized it is time to welcome fall. Fall equals fashion week or in real terminology fashion month. For the next four weeks fashionistas, editors, writers, celebrities, and shoppers are keen to the Spring 2019 shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. It’s a visual feast for the eyes. Street style isn’t going anywhere and the fashion week shows will dictate colors and style for next spring and summer. These four cities make up the fashion world’s version of terroir.

Fashion month always equal glitz, glam, and parties. During NYFW there is a party every single night and the energy of each party is different in each location. New York is the city that never sleeps and you can party until the early morning hours and sets the tone for the other fashion weeks. London, with it’s prim and proper demeanor lets its hair down, and the sexiness of the Milanese style is evident in women’s and men’s wear. Paris closes out the season and it goes with a loud bang.

New York Fashion Week is similar to Moscato d’Asti because they both stand out in a crowd with their uniqueness. NYFW is elegant, engaging, quirky, and is a trendsetter. Fashion in New York is its own entity. It’s bigger than clothes. It’s one of the city’s backbone and people travel from all over the world to shop in New York. Trends are made in New York. You cannot think of clothes without thinking of New York. You can’t think of wine without thinking of Moscato d’Asti. New York and Moscato d’Asti each have their own terroir and is expressed with style, substance, and character. One is with clothes and the other is in the glass.

 

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Julia Coney
Julia Coney is a Washington, D.C.-based wine, travel, food, and lifestyle journalist. She has written for Wine Enthusiast and Tasting Table among other publications. She is passionate about wine as a lifestyle, travel, interesting people, books and finding the elusive story of wine in her glass. She has judged wine competitions globally and has written at juliaconey.com for over 10 years. You can find her living life to the fullest on all social media @JuliaConey, but her favorite platform is Instagram.

1 COMMENT

  1. […] Milan’s fashion ethos is rooted in being able to not only blend in, but to be bold and daring while at the same time showing restraint. It could be because Italians love the belief of “Dolce Far Niente” or the “sweetness of doing nothing.” But they aren’t really doing nothing. Italians have created and showcased beauty in ways that question the status quo. The designs are quirky, bold, and sexy in various styles, ranges, and appeal to many ages. Italians make fashion and lifestyle look effortless. It doesn’t look contrived and as if it’s putting on a show for appearances. It is elegance – Italian style. It reminds me of how the dolce far niente corresponds to wine. The sweetness of the land doing what is it supposed to do, produces wine that is drinkable, elegant, and showcases Italy’s terroir. […]

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