Saltillo High School is an extremely large school with a diverse student body. Drafting a rule book that can accommodate all the different races, religions, and cultures attending the school would most definitely be a formidable task, and although the rules that are in place now accomplish that for the most part, I feel as though a better job could have been done. I would slightly alter the dress code, I would push the first bell back about a half hour, and, lastly, I would enforce exams for all students.
I was born in South America, Guyana in a family that consists of seven girls. In the summer of 1990, my family moved from Guyana to South Beach Miami, Florida. Unbeknown to me I was in one of the world’s liveliest areas renowned for fashion. I was intrigued to find so many people excited about their hair, clothes, makeup, shoes, jewelry, nails, and body types. I grew up in a very diverse neighborhood. Growing up we didn’t have much money as a family but my parents would always make sure we had clothes on our back. Two years later my family moved from Florida to Brooklyn, New York to be closer to relatives and other family members. Brooklyn is where I begin to design clothes at 14 and learned about marketing of different brands of appeal. I have always had a keen eye for fashion, the older I became the more aware I was of the need for affordable, stylish and comfortable clothing. I enlisted into the U.S. ARMY March 2005, to better myself and earn money for fashion school. Being a veteran and doing three deployments has given me a totally
The 1920s era redefined pleasure and independence and was characterized by a powerful women’s liberation movement that spilled over into many facets of life for the women of that time. Perhaps one of the most tangible expressions of this new paradigm was witnessed in the impact that the women’s liberation movement had on the fashion industry running from the 1920’s well into the modern age. A surprising catalyst in this process was the onset of World War I (WWI) and it is useful to contemplate the drastic changes in attitudes and perceptions for women of that time.
The development and practice of fashion dates back thousands of years and has proven to be a defining element in different cultures. The artists that materialized with their inventiveness arose first out of necessity and then some thoughtfully decorated the moving portraits around them with distinguishing elements. In 1913, French designer Gabrielle Chanel, or Coco Chanel as she has come to be known, opened her first boutique displaying her creations. As Chanel’s career progressed, her pieces reflected a distinctive quality (lifestyle) that became synonymous with her name. Through her modern designs, Chanel unexpectedly incited a fashion social revolution around the 1920’s that removed standards of female dress and that allowed them to embrace their changing roles in society while being comfortable which was a characteristic that the previous popular fashion trends did not grant with its corsets and large hoop skirts. But what was it that stimulated
Mod style initially rose in the late 1950s and was popularized all through the mid 60s. Another way to say "modernist" style, the Mod development can be followed back to the suburban zones of Britain. Because of a bouncing back economy after World War II, young people could spend their earnings on clothes as opposed to adding to the family income. The mod style was initially a subculture created by youth. They needed another style or image and need to break the formal convention being worn by their parents. The outcome was designs that were radical at the time, and entirely expressive. Most eminently, miniskirts, strong hues and prints are all hallmarks of the style with models like Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy who personified
Countless studies of nineteenth-century women and gender have attested to the pervasive presence in English culture of the separate-sphere ideology which assigned the private domain of home and family to women and the public arena of politics, commerce and work to men. In contrast to these ostensibly gendered spheres, fashionable society appeared not to be gendered even as its gender-free façade was underpinned by a complicated politics of gender. There is both social and cultural significance in gender identification. In modern times, the discourse of fashion is particularistic about women only. Many
Fashion can be interpreted in many different ways; fashion is an art form that conveys expression. For many years, fashion has developed and changed drastically to appeal to flocking consumers; in fact, from time periods before the 1800’s till now, women played a big role in consuming, producing, and the transitions in fashion. Previously, women had been considered only housewives, catering to the needs of their children, cleaning, and maintaining their homes. They were not able to pursue roles in the labor force as it was unacceptable in society. However, there is a perpetual pattern of the change in fashion as women gained more rights and pushed against social expectations. In a sense, women became bold and fearless. The 1920’s along with
My lifetime goal is to travel the world and study how different cultures influence the business of fashion. I believe through exploring varying cultures and exchanges, I will be an asset to stores, magazines, or film productions. As excited as I am to see the beauty, learn about the history and study the design, I am really eager to learn how to run a successful business. I am a very visual person, complex visual puzzles are interesting to me. I recognize my unique skill set- someone who deeply appreciates artistic qualities who is also an excellent analytical math student. I created my first
5. A: Whilst each author has their own view of Chanel, each source discusses the importance of her style in modernising and liberating women 's fashion. Ingrid Sischy for example, maintains that Chanel was far beyond her time and that her part as a revolutionary fashion designer played a key role in the liberation of women. Catherine Driscoll also asserts that Chanel was a key figure in the modernist movement of fashion, whilst Linda Simon calls her an entrepreneur that encouraged women to move into the workplace and rebelled against the gender expectations of the earlier 20th Century. Justine Picardie is not quite so fervent and awestruck, but still retains that Chanel had no doubt climbed to wordly acclaim in an age steeped in sexism. While it can be argued fashion and style are recalcitrant to feminism, Chanel certainly brought about a change. A change that drove away the idea of confining women 's garments such as corsets and replaced it with everyday materials like jersey and wool. During Chanel’s beginnings in the 1920s, many women relied on material goods to express their wealth and class. Each author discusses the change Chanel brought to women’s history in the United
The book was published on 2011. It was written by Eve Blossom, a designer who owns Lulan Artisans. It is a business that partners itself with cooperatives. Aside from Lulan Artisans, the book also mentions different entrepreneurs who may not be all managing social businesses, however, they operate with a clear social vision in mind.
The decades of 1920s and 1930s marked the initial period of the American fashion recognition. Much owed to the Hollywood, Americans and the rest of the world saw the most recent ideals of beauty and glamour. Exciting dresses and new fashions worn by Hollywood stars mesmerized millions of people around the world, while costumers transformed into acknowledged designers. During and after World War II there was a flourish of American couture design industry. Designers, trained in Paris, promoted purely American styles featured by simplicity, practicality, and casualty so preferred by American women. The creation of American ‘top-of-the-line couture’ presented a serious rivalry to French fashion designs and products. Further, over 1950-1960s, Americans
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