Fashion has become an outlet for many of us to wear our personalities on our sleeve, quite literally. In decade’s past, fashion was more homogeneous with almost everyone of a certain age looking incredibly similar. This could mean bell bottoms and platform heels in the 70s, hairspray and shoulder pads in the 80s or plaid shirts and Dr. Martens in the 90s. Luckily for us, we now live in the age of choice. We have more choices than anyone really needs and as overwhelming as this can be, it is these choices that allow us to express ourselves through our clothes.
Fashion has always been a medium of personal expression whether this meant a religious, political or even social-economic stance. Fashion is a barometer for what is going on around us and it does not act in a vacuum. High-end fashion designers are constantly looking to the real world for inspiration and often reacting to and commenting on the events we are faced with. Using fashion to make a statement is no longer viewed as rebellious but is welcomed and appreciated.
Being able to wear whatever pieces of clothing or crazy and outlandish sneakers helps me to truly express who I am as an individual. I love how I can mix and match assortments of colors or patterns and not give any care in the world who doesn’t like it. It’s crazy to imagine just how many diverse styles of clothing that people from different countries and regions bring to the fashion world. I see myself constantly researching and obtaining knowledge on why people dress like this how it started, and how has that style helped individuals to bring out their happiness and self love.
Written By: Drevin Sidney
Edited By: Crystal Lord