Fundamentals of Fashion And Their Reflection In “The Next Black” Aaliya Gujral Unquestionably clothes are a prominent part of our lives. They help us express who we are and often represent our sex, occupation, age and social standing. Clothing has been used by humans for thousands of years, and comes in a variety of forms. It has evolved throughout the course of history to include more fabrics, patterns, styles and designs. Although fashion moves faster and faster the concept of clothing hasn't changed much in over the years. It continues to shape the identities of individuals and societies around the world. Fabric is still being used to cover our body and continues to signify social code. Although clothing plays a role in identifying differences among individuals within different socioeconomic levels, it serves many practical uses as well. Clothes are necessary for several reasons: they help us identify cultures …show more content…
It is a film that explores the future of clothing, consisting of a set of stories about future innovations within the industry. This documentary tackles the question of fashion's future from various angles meeting with businesses and designers who present multiple yet often similar viewpoints on the future of sustainability, technology and mass production. The film answers some of the industry’s major concerns regarding topics like fast fashion, wearable technology, future washing needs and ways of making the clothing industry more sustainable. Pioneers from some of the most innovative companies such as Patagonia (Rick Ridgeway, and Vice President of Environmental Initiatives), Adidas (Matt Hymers, project manager of Team Elite), BioCouture (Suzanne Lee, founder), Studio XO (Nancy Tilbury, co-founder and director), and Yeh Group (Sophie Mather, Innovation Director) voice their opinions on this
Within accordance to Kenneth Robert Jenkens’s novel, The Wilmington Ten, Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s Introduction in The Condemnation of Blackness, Stanley Nelson 's The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan Whose Streets?, the interpretation of African Americans being treated unfairly within the court system is clearly portrayed. From the aspects of having an unfair trial, to police brutality, to even murder, racism is a problem that has been going on for various years, that just continues to happen. The Wilmington Ten were a group of teenagers who were wrongly incarcerated in 1971.
The Bronze Screen introduced both positive and negative portrayals of Latinas and Latinos in film. While there are plenty of positive Latino roles in films, Latinos and Latinas should be included in more positive roles because the negative roles Latinos have in films cause negative stereotypes. Positive and negative representations of Latinos in films has always fluctuated throughout history, however the more negative ones seem to always overpower the good ones. The film, “The Bronze Screen”, gave many examples of the negative roles Latinos played in films throughout film history. Early films included Latino actors, however they did not always have a lead role or even a positive one.
FSA Practice Essay: Clothing Over Time Clothing has existed in many cultures for thousands years, and clothes have advanced in their style and functionality over all of these years. From ready-made apparel used in the America Civil War to using computers to design clothes during the 21st century, clothing has come a long way from its origins. Preferences in clothing changed drastically as well, going from preferring style over comfort to comfort over style and back again countless times throughout the years. Overall, the evolution of clothing has been one of the biggest in terms of items for humans and will most likely grow even further into the future with new and better technology.
Unlike today’s society, different types of clothing were reserved for a certain occasion. Queen Elizabeth had huge impact on women’s clothing because she wanted women to seem “virgin-esque.” In order to seem “virgin-esque” women had to cover their bodies and couldn’t seem provocative. Another group who influenced clothing was prostitutes. They started trends such as wearing platform shoes and tight clothing (“Daily Life”).
Second Assignment – Annotated Bibliography and Thesis Statement by Cheryl Chi Yue Leung (214185045) York University NATS 1840 15th January 2016 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 Annotated Bibliography 1) Anguelov, N. CRC Press. (September 2015) The dirty side of the garment Industry: fast fashion and its negative impact on environment and society.
The women of this era spent most of their earnings on their clothes to indicate their social status. Women empowerment and feminism are two very important things which are greatly implied on present day. Sexism, though still present in some
In the 1700s, many people, especially women, only owned two outfits. Those outfits consists of covering their entire body mainly the elbows and knees. In the 1800s, women fashion wear long dresses that touched the floor, and for men they wore garments which is articles of clothing. They wore their garments with a lot of details on it. By the 1900s everything has been improved with the fashion industry.
Appropriation is the act of borrowing and changing the meaning of cultural products, images, slogans and elements as well as reusing existing elements to create new works and meanings. Many artists believe that in borrowing existing images or elements of imagery, they are able to recreate the idea as it is now placed within a new concept. This essay will discuss how appropriation has been used in cultural and social contexts in order to create controversy and sell products, as well as be a form of expression. Pop culture often uses brash ways when trying to provide interest in society. As humans we are constantly wanting more and are never fully satisfied without entertainment, thus in order to meet these high demands many often turn to cultural appropriation as a void of entertainment.
The 1920s is known for the jazz age also called the roaring twenties. In that time America was undergoing lots of changes economically, socially and culturally. One of the major changes that took place was in the fashion. Fitzgerald in his writing shows not only the fashion but also the clothes symbolizes other too. One of the symbols greatly used in the great Gatsby is the symbolization of clothes, how they represent different things at different times.
More education should inform more people globally to understand to ongoing issues with the garment industry to evoke global change. Consumers should be informed as to why prices of apparel should not be at the inexpensive cost that it is now, because of the underlying reasons of how the company gets the clothing to that price. Inexpensive, fast fashion from stores like H&M, Forever 21, and Joe Fresh may seem most budget friendly but are not environmentally or sustainable globally. The demand for fast fashion should be brought to political action to help make a global change for the endangered workers of the garment industry. Overall, “The True Cost” does an outstanding job at pointing out the impacts of consumers and their fast fashion choices.
The evolution of fashion industry should be in trend with the technology developments. Technology is the driver of transformation supported by government incentives. The options could be as below • Fabrics used should be new high-tech. Some examples could be nano-tech fabrics and programmable clothing, use of biodegradable non toxic spray-on clothing • Clothes for each could be designed using 3D body scanners which will allow people to “try on” clothes in virtual mirrors and interactive screens • Switching to a “low-carbon” economy based on renewable
Fashion never remains the same and with the advancements in technology fashion has become even more wavering. Fashion is highly influenced from the social, technological and economical changes. A series of events that replace current societal patterns with the
Namastey London (bollywood movie): Study of cultural differences between Indian and European cultures. ABSTRACT The study aims at analyzing the cultural differences between European culture and Indian culture, comparing different dimension of cultures. How cultural differences can be managed.