As we step into a new season the time has come when we all need to start thinking about our image for the summer, be it for a trip, to revamp our wardrobe, the chance to show of our new physic that we have been working on for the past three months or just to let people know that yes, we still gat it. That is where fashion comes in just like other areas in your life, there must be order and perfection.
WHAT DOES FASHION MEAN TO YOU?
Fashion to some are just clothes that should be worn to cover one’s nudity, but having such a monotonous conception only brings about the demise of a tool given to accentuate beauty on the inside and out.
Fashion has no goal, it has no authority and it is not superficial, the power is left to the owner to decode and rebuild in order to express one’s inner beauty. It is a force for empowerment , comfort, functionality and individualism. Let us not be mistaken to dwell on negative beliefs about something that has been around since the beginning and has shaped communities. Aphrodite message to us is that fashion is just another synonym for love, beauty, pleasure and procreation.
Ancient Egyptians mostly wore lightweight linen made from flax plant due to the hot weather in a variety of colours, adorned with precious gems and jewels, the fashion was not only for beauty but also for comfort.
Clothing of ancient Greece mainly consist of the chiton, peplos, himation and chlamys. Both men and women wore two piece of homemade clothing of linen, wool and secured with ornaments clasps or pin, and a belt or girdle.
Modern times brought about influential designers such as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and many more. Mixed with a multicultural society, individuals are more expressive with their physical appearance pulling out key pieces from leading fashion conglomerates.
Though let us not deny the fact we all need some inspiration, here are some street styles from major fashion cities.
Being the capital of one of the most successful economy in the world, London attracts all manner of people, religious groups, educational institutions, as well as it is a business central. All these and more are part of the influences of London’s street style which has been built up from the ages through it’s inhabitants, and has been adopted by major designers to create garments with cultural heritage.
A metropolis in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, it is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end dining and shopping. Housing Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco “The Last Supper”, Milan is a city with centuries of art and culture.
Home to the Empire State Building, Time Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites. New York has a long history of major events, crime, sports, art and music. New York City organised crime families of the Italian American Mafia such as the Bonanno and Massino family had major influence in the street style with the felt fedora style. Also let us not forget the Punk Rock revolution between 1974 and 1976 that became a cultural phenomenon.