In today's technological age, advances are wired in place to help designers astound the fashion world with both new and revisited innovative creations. Designers are seeking inspiration from more than just their minds as they take to the streets in a bid to find ideas.

For decades a quick route into the fashion world would require a designer to take an outsider's street fashion and make it runway-ready.

This process has seen several designers create lasting looks such as the mid - 90s heroin chic by Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gautier's club culture samples and Marc Jacobs's glammed-up grunge look.

The concept is simple, even if the textile blueprint isn't. An outsider's fashion is simply borrowed and personalised by the designer before sprucing it up for the more opulent market.

Fashion's never ending cycle of creating modern interpretations of vintage are simply provided for in this demand for 'the original'.

These outsider fashions, helped by street fashion websites, such as lookbook.nu, see fashionistas and bloggers achieve unique and sought after looks which can be found inspiring the runway.

Bloggers, especially those as profiled as Tavi and Charles Guislain, have a huge influence on fashion as their opinion becomes validated by their natural passion and dedication to fashion.

Having tapped into the industry from an early age, both bloggers have since experienced great opportunities as they have emerged, preaching to this fashion youth demographic.

Empowered by the internet
The internet has empowered these pre-teens into becoming globally recognised for their contribution to their own fashion culture.

Considering that affordable runway imitations have become extensive, the once closed system of high fashion has become almost transparent.

Images from all the latest runways can be found online, changing the power dynamic dramatically, and 'behind the scenes' action at fashion shows are attracting a younger audience as fashion situations are transformed into reality TV shows and films such as 'Catwalk Project' and 'The Devil wears Prada'.

Of course, none of this was possible without the internet; yet considering young innovative people have almost unlimited access, inspiration and websites are channelling their enthusiasm for this subject.

More to the point, young people are surprisingly self-aware and tech-savvy which sees them comfortable and able to use these electrical foundations to their advantage.

Websites like lookbook.com are seeing young people communicate and capitalise on the high fashion aesthetics that have influenced them.

Will fashion's outsiders feed design?
So Mpdclick poses the question: will the fashionable youth truly impact the design sector on the runway, or will it be seen only in retail as their fast fashion ideas are released?

Considering most looks on the runway can't be directly achieved in retail, fashionistas are simply making them more wearable by recreating them.

High fashion pieces are either too hard to get hold of or too expensive to purchase, so instead we see a street styled variation emerge - which is completely innovative, as fashionistas almost create a style of their own.

Here is the cross-over from runway influenced fashion, to street influenced runway.

This dramatic change means the structure of the industry will move from the traditional to new, faster fashions that can be easily recreated for street fashion.

Designers have joined with high street brands to legitimise this style leak to keep the industry structure.

For example, designer Jimmy Choo collaborated with retail giant H&M to produce a small collection of handbags, shoes and dresses.

The highly anticipated assortment was released in 2009 and helped bring runway straight to street by keeping the designer fix but making the garments affordable for catwalk-inspired fashionistas.

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