What is fashion and what does it mean to me?
“It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.”
Nowadays, we are living in a modern time where fashion plays an increasingly important role in individual’s life. Fashion has something to do with constant change during a period of time.
According to a sociocultural level of analysis in Psychology, it is stated that every human being has a need to belong to a group. Therefore the way how we dress up shows that we are being “accepted” to a particular society and groups. The garments what we are wearing helps us to identify with a group with others, which could be our lifestyle, religion, profession or even our attitude. Today, fashion does not necessarily means that everybody has to follow current trends. It is more about individual’s different way of life, the reflection of every personality behind the clothing. First of all, the quote above said by Alexander McQueen describes exactly my words and opinion about fashion lately. What was fashionable many years ago, people might not seen them as fashionable nowadays. But it is said that fashion cycle is like a recycle. You never know, the trend of 60’s might by hit for a new era of young people. This summer the prevailing colours were neon colours or colour blocking style and next summer might be totally opposite and different composition. That’s why fashion is a constant change.
It is obvious that fashion has been influencing the way we dress up, but apart from that fashion has a huge impact on every aspect in our daily live. Our world is more controlled my modern fashion, even though we might not realized that. Fashion trends and designer’s collection has a hidden message behind that. It can have a touch of political issue or something to do with economic, social changes around us. Fashion is used as a way of communication. The way how we dress up is our lifestyle and it says a lot about us before we speak. That’s why, people dress up in different ways to express themselves. In the past when feminists wave take role, women dress up to be confident and to express their opinions.
To sum up, for me fashion means a lifestyle. It is very personal and a way how we communicate with others without talking, the way we are expressing ourselves.