Learning Portfolio Post #4

What is Fashion?


The answer to this question remains as ambiguous now as it did at the beginning of the semester.

Fashion can be anything. It can mean anything. I can mean everything. That’s what has come of it. Fashion has been transformed, expanded, and manipulated in so many ways throughout time.

Since the beginning of this course, I’ve really learned about the multiple forms fashion can take in one’s life. Of course it is representative of Identity, but it also bleeds into other facets of life. For example, Marie Kondo shares a statement that I would have never associated with fashion. She states, “…assessing how you feel about the things you own, identifying those that have, fulfilled their purpose, expressing your gratitude, and bidding them farewell is really about examining your inner self, a rite of passage to a new life” (the life changing magic of tidying up, 64). I did not realize how deeply one can be connected to their fashions. I myself have always considered my fashion as an entity of the surface, that partially represents the inner. For fashion to have this power over one alludes the it’s variety. Fashion has this ability over all people, in many forms, many styles, therefore it is highly versatile. This just proves how vast fashion is in definition and in reality.

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