Fashion As a Form of Self-Expression
There are many varying opinions about the meaning of Style. According to Gen Z, the majority of students at San Bernardino High School feel that Fashion is an expression of self. But does it really represent your personality? Is it necessary to impress onlookers? Or is it just a waste of money? Let’s explore some of the history and theories behind Fashion and see which ones resonate with you the most.
Style is in the wearer
True style is rooted in the wearer’s personality, and it is important to express this through personal style. One must be confident and have the means to express moods. There is variability in style, but this reflects the inherent complexity of human beings. Style should represent the true self, character, and personality. Having said that, not all clothes and fashions have to suit the wearer. There is also some variation in moods among the same person.
It’s essential to realize that style is not just clothes, attitude, and affluence. Style is an important part of one’s identity and can’t be ignored. Diana Vreeland once quipped that designers dictate hemlines, revealing the vast gap between fashion and style. While fashion involves clothes and their relationship to the moment, style is about who you are and what you want to convey to the world.
It’s a waste of money
The fashion industry is considered a waste of time, money, and energy by many people. Many of them see it as shallow, a cruel industry, and a source of caricature. But if you take the time to attend Fashion Week, you will see that this bi-annual four-week parade of excess is actually the greatest art show of the year. Fashion Week serves as a reminder that fashion is an art form and a method of self-expression.