This Ruben Toledo illustration in the V&A did make me stop and think quite hard. I’ve always likened trends, especially streetwear trends in London to a machine, a device of some sort. I wonder if I will ever tire of the fashion machine, the trends going round and round on it in cycles, seeing as I’m quite in the thrall of it to some degree or another? Will there be an opportunity for me to operate the fashion machine in some way, to influence the device? If I do tire of it, will I ever step off the machine and turn my own fashion machine with one hand with only me on it? All these ponderings in five minutes in front of this illustration. What position to you stand in this fashion machine? Are you on there toiling away, turning it, or totally off it?