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Twitter Responsible For Bad Collections?

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Is Twitter the culprit behind so many runway shows lacking imagination and full of the same trends? The infamously cranky fashion writer Cathy Horyn seems to think so, as she pens in a harsh criticism of this season's shows: "In the age of Twitter, the inessential becomes the essential. You sense this reductive pattern in a lot of the spring shows: that designers are trying to crash their collections with a lot of quick, short-term thinking. Meanwhile they are making just as much noise as they did in the past." We guess this isn't the best time to remind you that we're twittering up a storm at @racked? She also comes down pretty hard on Diane von Furstenberg. Oddly enough, we haven't seen Cathy in the tents yet this Fashion Week. [NYT]