Beautiful women dressed gracefully rustling in silks, chiffons and crisp cotton, chunky jewelry, high stilts, and OMG hashtag world, encountering you on crossroads for centuries, defines fashion in you!
“la mode” french for fashion… France – fashion mecca of the world, and not without a reason. To this day, the fashion weeks in Paris has a large turnout of celebrities and royalty, who come to shop for the latest and the most glam outfit for those special moments.
So what is fashion? A prevailing style, the cultural construction of the embodied identity, a social standing reflecting a woman in you is fashion. A platform to create a dialogue between cultures and individuals not necessarily connected with fashion.
The intent to blend the eastern world with west through the language of fashion arts and literature, fashion history, and traditions of varied regions in the backdrop reflects your current state of the world of fashion. Fashion cities around the world in Milan, New York, London – the developed economies till date have not diminished strategic importance of a sense of fashion styles. Pop-art and pop-culture would be so much different without fashion.
India’s vibrant history has decided our sense of fashion weeks trending currently for all genders. India, and its people arrayed rich bright colors, purple, and gold, the imperial style of jewelry and clothes, portrays a fashion statement that existed even before the start of fashion weeks around the world. Some wore silk veils, while others preferred a feathered crown, the style of headdress has been found only in the Harappa civilization, till date. Shoes were fashioned out of bamboo or adorned with gold. Nevertheless, with changing times, even the most traditional styles have been fashioned in looks for savvy women of today’s India without compromising on the beauty of all things Indian.
As such, all forms of self-fashioning, including street styles, as well as so-called high fashion created by couturiers is fashion. Most commonly, fashion is defined as the prevailing style of dress or behaviour at any given time, with the strong implication that fashion is characterized by change.
It is popularly believed that there is a great difference between extraordinary and conventional clothes, but this is not the case, anymore. Fashion is not expensive and can perhaps be defined as emerging style. Fashion can be re-created and there is no accurate way of carrying your own subjective style, reinventing your inner persona in you, it’s about you, period. Fashion never dies.
Taking your individualistic creativity and turning it into artsy clothes is also fashion.