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Fashion for Dummies

Fashion for Dummies

When it comes to fashion, we often think of super models dressed like superheroes walking down a runway surrounded by flashing lights of cameras and balaring electronic dance music (EDM), but that is merely “high” fashion, a small sliver of all that is encompassed by the far reaching umbrella term that is “fashion.” Fashion is akin to philosophy, in a sense, as both are schools of thought that we interact with every day, even if we don’t realize it. In fact, fashion is a small subset of an actual branch of philosophy, aesthetics. Aesthetics is the study, more or less, of what we perceive with our five sense and what we find pleasing and why. Fashion is, therefore, a part of the sight portion of aesthetics. Therefore, it’s almost criminal to boil down the infite complexity of fashion just to the high fashion scene. Especially consider that high fashion is not meant to be worn on the regular but, instead, to predict and establish new fashion trends. It’s not meant to be blend in, in other words, so it would be a hard sell to most of us. Instead, it’s important to see fashion for the multifaceted school of thought it is. Here are some examples of how we all use fashion every day.

First and foremost, if you wear clothes, and you most certainly do, you engage with fashion regularly. Therefore, it behooves you to think more critically about your fashion choices, which you can only do once you … Read More