From corsets to petticoats to pants to stilettos, feminism and fashion go hand in hand.
Pictured here: Turkish actress, Tuba Büyüküstün. Worn globally, the kaftan has possessed fashion for quite a while, and has also been given the light as a cultural influence. Meanwhile, more locally in Morocco, it has an aspect of importance to it. The dress is a best friend to many Moroccan women and is worn as a basic outfit and a haute-couture garment, taking material into consideration.
On October 8, the Museum of Fine Arts, located in Houston, opened the glitz and excitement of Oscar de la Renta, an exhibition that showcases the fashion designer’s life and his career in the world of fashion. The exhibition came into play with the merge being with Oscar de la Renta, LLC. The exhibition has close to 70 pieces taken from de la Renta’s collection of designs on display.
Our portrayal of women in advertising has been under scrutiny since about the 90s. Has this scrutiny changed the way we view and portray women? The role of women in society certainly has. Looking at two ads from Cosmopolitan, one from 1997 and one from 2017, we may be able to divulge the answer. The first ad from 1997 displays a grungy, seductive temptress wearing “under the covers colors,” while the second from 2017 shows the typical girl-next-door wearing trendy makeup and clothing that sexualizes her more subtly.
Filipino fashion blogger, color lover and wife Meileilan “Mei” Mattinson talks about her journey as a fashion blogger with her husband, her style, challenges and how she wants to inspire her readers.