What is fashion

what is fashion?

I feel fashion contains more meanings for me than the semester starts. I think, first of all, fashion relates to society in different ways, it relates to the economy, religious, and genders…Fashion is not just about designers designing clothes, but a long and complicated process with a large amount people participate in it. From social demand to design, and then to production.

Now when I think about fashion, I would connect it more with sustainable. Fashion creates too much damage to our nature. Also, fashion is about class in different ways. People in different class wear different clothes, fashion decides class, at the same time, different classes give fashion new definitions. Also class exists in the fashion industry, from designers m, buyers which are high class to factory workers which are lower class. Fashion is also about identity, it can give people new identities, it blurry the boundary between gender, sexuality, and class…people can be free to express themselves through fashion. Also, people use their style redefinition fashion.

Also, fashion is about time, time is about the trend. The different time period has diverse if style and trends. Fashion is the signature of a time period, it is present and history. We learned from history, at the same time create new things.
Fashion is not the beauty clothes show in the runway, but really close to our daily life. Fashion is about aesthetics, the way we choose to present. Everyday life relates to fashion because it is impossible that we don’t wear clothes when we go out. Sometimes, we create fashion unconsciously, fashion also affects us in

Pink Exhibition

Pink Exhibition reflection

This is a well structured Christian Dior Man’s suit. Designer Kim Jones designed this suit. I think pink is an elegant color no matter for men or women. I think the belt makes this suit very appropriate in pink. It has traditional clean tailoring feeling from Dior, at the same time, very delicate. My interpretation is pretty similar to this suit’s owner’s idea. Just like him (Hamish Bowies) mentioned in the description :“ I love the archive Dior reference and the fact that it seemed like an elegant contemporary take on Jay Gatsby’s famed pink suit.”1 This color makes this suit very difference. I remember in the reading form Fashion and Culture studies, Susan. B. Kaiser mentioned that Pink used to be the color for the boy, and blue was the color for a girl. I  think this piece explains this idea perfectly. The meaning of a color changes through time, just like said by the curator of this exhibition:” The symbolism and significance of pink have varied greatly across time and space.” 2
Today, this suit as a modern interpretation for pink is really challenging and persuasive, in my opinion. Since this color is harmonious with the suit and “it  against ‘the color’s inherent ambivalence.’ “3
1.”Exhibition: Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color,” FIT, New York
2.”Exhibition: Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color – Opens,” FIT Newsroom. November 17, 2017. Accessed November 19, 2018. https://news.fitnyc.edu/event/exhibition-pink-the-history-of-a-punk-pretty-powerful-color-opens/.
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