It is public property that individuals change their behaviours to fit in with the perceived and accepted social norms (Lyon, 1994). In this gender stereotypical city, modern female youth are searching for alternative forms of belonging and a palpable sense of ‘self’. Just as ethnic groups try to define themselves by analyzing their characteristics that mark other ethnic groups apart (Barth, 1969), female youth create their own subcultural identity. Different from other fashion trends, there is no restrictions or reservations on members of sneakerhead subculture. Female youth are free to opt for their favourite footwear which fully speak for them. In other words, ‘it doesn’t matter what you look like or where you come from - you are what is on your feet’ (Cunningham, 2008, p.10). Sneaker assists in defending female’s gender identity and place it in the subculture from negative stereotypical notions. The subculture provides a space to ‘empower them and give them a voice to speak about social life from their perspective’ (Sarantakos, 2012,
The people believed in the worship of multiple gods, a polytheistic society. Most Greeks and Romans were deeply loyal to the gods they worshipped and tended to find inspiration from their worship of gods and muses. Hence their love for their sculptures of curvy naked ladies, tales of mythology because of the taboos attached to them and the freedom to choose their religion of Gods or deities. (MindEdge, 2014).
Oftentimes people look down on the fashion world because they deem it to be shallow and vacuous, probably because people typically associate fashion with women, and things associated with women are frequently dismissed out of hand. However, as depicted in Zhu Tianwen’s “Fin-de-Siecle Splendor”, not only is fashion an integral part of the protagonist’s life, but fashion reflects the trends and attitudes of changing modern society.
As a young woman fashion has always appealed to me. Fashion is a form of expression through which individuals illustrate their different personalities. Inspiration for my sense of style is usually derived from Pinterest, magazines, Youtube, Instagram pages and fashion bloggers. Some of my favorite clothing brands include; Forever 21, Hollister, Free People, Nike, Reebok, Puma, American Eagle and American Apparel. Although each brand sells different styles of clothing, they all have one major similarity that is the primary reason for their success in sales and business. This similarity is their form of advertisement and use of rhetorical strategies. Each company uses logos, pathos and ethos in order to persuade consumers into buying their merchandised.
There’s no denying that the influence Kanye West injected into our lives is one of the strongest that we have received from a pop star royalty. Sometimes, we would settle by letting these mainstream artists be the dominatrices of our iPod playlists, but anything more than that would seem quite excessive. However, Kanye West’s magic in penetrating into our lives as deep as he could had been effective so far, and not only we hear him sing through our headsets, we can also wear him through our fashion. It’s not a hidden fact that Kanye West also ventured out into fashion retail and merchandise, and whilst we don’t patronize him that much in the beginning, we are now all hooked to every piece of garment his company release every now and then.
Thesis: How material elements of the modern fast fashion practice reinforce the meanings of unethical production, and thus explain low prices come with low product quality and negative environmental and social impacts
The most blatant case of sexism in fashion is that women in this industry are by and large models, while the more powerful and influential positions of designers, managers and directors are usually taken by men. According to Natalia Borecka (2017), only 14% of major brands are run by female designers, even though the majority of fashion design graduates are women. (para. ????) Furthermore, the fashion industry of today is sexist in a more covert way. It tries to sell women a fake sense of empowerment, for example using symbols and slogans of women’s liberation movement on clothes and in advertisements. But only because it has found our weak spot and is trying to cash on it. In reality it gains trillions of dollars from women’s insecurities and keeps perpetuating the harmful notion that a woman’s value is solely in her appearance. That’s why the industry doesn’t care about you and your
Today through the help of mainstream media sneaker have made a huge impact not only in fashion but also in the market. Its influence gained a long way from the “training shoe in 1917” (O’Connor) to the multi-billion-dollar market of today. The influence created by the media, that spread through the help of the internet, celebrity endorsements, and television, played a significant role in the growth of the sneaker culture. The hype grows as a result from the intentionally low supply of each sneaker released by big sneaker companies. Due to the popularity of the sneakers in today’s market, sneaker culture opens an opportunity for the sneaker collectors and comes up with the idea of the resale market that led to the impressive growth of the secondary market for sneakers.
THough style does not seem to have much of an impact on the things which matter in life, though this can be argued and elaborated upon considering what others feel to be important, it is still a form of conformity that is worth recognition. As the times have changed, styles have changed along with them. In the 1800’s, when life turned into something more than survival, was when fashion really took a turn for the ... worse? Fashion, specifically clothing, has evolved from being functional to stylish because of the extended opportunities in life to ‘have fun.’ However, in this process, many are being reeled in to the dress code of society. Working from the grounds of America, this dress code can often be scandalous. Moving the attention to females, with their short shorts and tank tops, this is a form of conformity! To fit in, to be like others, and to compete for the eyes of the public, females often fall into the same pattern of clothing, whether this be boots and scarves or pajamas in public. Though what doesn’t clearly make sense with this reasoning of conformity is the fact that if one were to stand out, in the case of style, they would surely not be wearing what everyone else is! For instance, everyone stares at the girl in the grocery store wearing a long
Fashion is my method of self-expression. The clothes we choose to wear gives us control over how others perceive us and affects how we feel about ourselves. From wearing black at the Golden Globes in support of the Time’s Up movement to the traditional Chinese Qi Pao, clothes can show solidarity without words or act as a way for us to connect to our cultural heritage. This is why fashion is important to me, because it allows me to tell a story about who I am and who I aspire to be. I have chosen to further my Management studies at the London College of Fashion because the MA Fashion Design Management covers themes essential for managing a successful fashion brand, which has always been a dream of mine. Upon watching the documentary “The True
From silk sack dresses and T-bar shoes to tight-fitting cloche hat and elegantly casual sportswear, the story of Fashion is never just a story. Fashion is part of culture, and it`s not created in an ivory tower. It is a visual language , full of clues were we can read about the morals and values of the society that produced
The lower class wore light, dingy shades because they could not afford dyes that would give a pure color.
The fashion clothing industry has changed remarkably, mainly with in the last 20 years. The changing aspects of this industry have enforced vendors to low their prices and ﬂexibility in their designs and quality, vital plans are significant to sustain a proﬁtable place in the progressively demanding market. A basic rule of the business is "know your customer." This rule is also very important in fashion industry. It is very important for a fashion designer to know what is in style and he has to update his clothing with that style regularly. It is also very important for a fashion designer to know the conditions of the environment in which he is working and how this environment is affecting on the taste and fashion senses of the peoples.
Artist Andy Warhol once declared, “Art is anything you can get away with.” Street art has had a rough history with lots of controversy over the topic of being considered an art in the art world. Most people think graffiti is just silly and has little meaning. The style graffiti portrays makes it stick out from the rest of the art styles because it has creative lettering and abstract images that are painted on walls around the globe. Graffiti should be considered art because it has lots of popularity, it has a message, and it is very creative.
Heraclitus once stated “the only thing that is constant, is change.”, nothing exemplifies fashion more than this statement. As a person that is constantly demanding herself to grow and change, fashion is the one thing that can keep up with me. It is the only constant in my life that I have a stable relationship with, due to its shape shifting nature which resembles mine. A part of change for me was always aspiring to be bigger, better, and bolder; I apply all of those concepts when it comes to fashion and design. In addition, fashion and creation were always a form of escapism for me as it didn’t cage me in ways; the freedom that came along with self-expression was a form of liberty I never knew I could experience. I was always a self-aware