Did you know that
florals are to be a “trend” this season? Suspiciously, when we start to need
these florals, be it through chinos, blouses and woolly jumpers (no that was
last season) they start to magically appear in shop windows and piles and all
sorts of variations to match each of our bodily shapes. Brilliant as this is,
what if I don’t want to wear florals and in actual fact, I am quite happy with
my furry light up owl print jumper?
Yes we could argue
one could simply choose to shop elsewhere rather than the “main stream” high
street shops. How about a lovely diverse thrift shop filled with cowboy hats and
fringed skirts like the good old days? Or we could go all Sound of Music and
make our own clothes from our curtains, ignoring the gaping hole at the back
that we should have sewn up. Unfortunately, society can only accept one Lady
Gaga, however hard we try.
But more to the point
of the title, fashion wears t-shirts bearing the words “Peace & Love,” but
exploits children in third world countries who have no shoes. Fashion tells
women that they are beautiful whatever shape they are, but have only just
started to vary the shapes of their mannequins. Fashion encourages
individuality, but mass produces the same pair of shoes. Fashion tells us we
can wear what we like, but praises those who wear the right things.
Is fashion our friend
or a concept derived by high collared cigar smoking millionaires, happily wearing
leopard print trousers and neon socks? What is your idea of fashion? Do you