I was following the rundown of Fashion Week first in New York, then in London and now in Milan, and I couldn’t help but think about fashion.
Fashion without a doubt plays a huge part in our lives nowadays. I think it’s become almost socially unacceptable not to have some sort of knowledge of what’s happening on the fashion scene, whether you were actually involved in fashion or not. I for one don’t work in the fashion industry, but I like to keep an eye out for all the latest fashion happenings. I’m interested in seeing how fashion changes over time. I find it stimulating how it actually shapes peoples’ lives.
There’s no denying the fact that fashion is becoming a more and more intrinsic part of daily life. I mean, take a look at the role of fashion let’s say a few centuries ago. At no other point in time have people had so much “spare” time as they do now to invest in fashion (in all it’s forms). Our lives are becoming less demanding on some fronts and that’s allowing us to focus on modern, daily matters such as fashion. And whether you admit it or not, we’re all shaped by fashion in one way or another. Even by saying that you don’t follow fashion, you’re making a consious decision not to follow it. That in itself says that you’ve given it some thought, at least enough to exclude yourself from the fashion scene and say that fashion is not a part of your life.
And it’s precisely for that reason why I find fashion so interesting. It’s like a “mass movement”, of sort, that has the ability to spread like wildfire. Pretty phenomenal…