As the world reached its second millennium twenty years ago, the West was in the midst of an unprecedented and exponentially increasing gulf between producer and consumer. As most assemblage and creation of clothing continue to move in large swathes from the domestic to the international sphere, customers purchasing garments experience a distance between these textiles and their own lives. This results in a desire for an individual story attached to these mass-produced clothes at the level of aesthetics in high fashion and materiality of ready-to-wear apparel. As we transition further into the 21st century, internet platforms widen this interaction between producer and consumer. Coupled with individual story-based digital architecture as well and a push towards secondhand buying due to climate anxieties, having a story behind the garments you’re wearing seems more important than ever, even if that story isn’t yours.
It's finally February 2020. It really seemed as though January was two months long to be completely honest. With the transition of the holiday chaos and things just winding down I never thought February would get here.
Op shopping is a wonderful way to find new, unique clothes on a budget. It’s also great for the environment, as it extends the life of garments that might otherwise end up in the bin. Most are run by charities, where the profits go to a good cause. But while some people seem to find wonderful pieces with little effort, it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Here’s how I go about it:
With fashion trends changing so rapidly, it can be very easy to lose track of what's 'in' and what's 'out'. However you still should consider your personal taste before you fall down intro the traps that trends often set. Just because a specific style turns heads and becomes the norm on the runway, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll fit for you.
Wether it's the office party, Family function, girls night out or a romantic evening, you always want to look your best (even if it's just to show that one relative you don't really like that your doing just fine). There is no better way to do this then to walk in with a killer outfit! Having a few holiday staple outfits ready to wear day or night will make sure your prepared for any events that come your way this holiday season!
They may have become powerhouses of the fashion industry in later in their lives, but many of the most recognizable fashion designers come from far less glamorous beginnings. Here are some of their stories which could be inspiring to anyone new who is trying to dip their feet in this industry!
In our current climate, both literally and financially, many consumers are re-evaluating their spending habits, especially when it comes to fashion. The fast fashion industry is not only one of the most wasteful—it also produces a great deal of pollution, and often relies on unethical labor practices.
Well, where do I even begin? It has been a very long and hard process to get those patches you are seeing in the picture in my hand and out to all the people. The process is finally done and now it's time to just sit back and market the patches here and there—and sell the patches.
Many girls know what I am talking about when I say we tend to overpack, fearing that we will need something "just in case." I recently went on a two and a half month long backpacking trip, and here are some fashion tips I learned that will save you some hassle: