Introduction to Fashion Studies: “Dress Log Reflection”


In this post; I have been asked to reflect back on what I wore for the week of February 14th to February 21st; through the responses to a few questions; as a follow up to that assignment. Let’s Begin!


Question 1): What themes emerged in my dress log?

Answer: Sadly, the most common themes were a lack of time and availability of choice in wardrobe options due to neglected laundry and overwork. Hence, the majority of the time I did not get to choose particularly what I would have wanted, but what I could. In addition, the majority of my wardrobe choices were chosen if they did not have to be ironed (which takes up time); with that being said most of my apparel with a darker shade (aka: black, grey), tend to be free from the necessity of ironing.

Question 2): What did I notice about daily dress practice that I hadn’t noticed before?

Answer: The most shocking discovery revealed to me throughout all of this; is how monotonous and isolated my life really is. It lacks the stimulation that a balanced and varied life possesses.

Question 3): How did the dress practice log impact my understanding of the relationship between clothing and the body?

Answer:  I realized how the weather and its interactions with the sensation on my skin; as well as other factors, such as not being able to bathe, or wearing the same outfit twice (gross) would drastically alter the way I felt in what I was wearing.

Hello, My name is Megan Taylor, I am a returning student here at Parsons; my major is Fashion Design with a peaking interest in environmentalism and animal welfare; I hope to transform the industry someday...slowly but surely. My wish is to combine luxury and aesthetic appeal with the consciousness of how and where it is made along with the idea of what to do with it after use. I have been following my need to create and share with the world art and fashion since the tender age of eleven years old.

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