So I was sitting in my Critical Consumption Studies lesson thinking how i was actually enjoy one of my courses, the lesson was about fashion you see.
” Why do we love things” being the lecture….
Toward the end of the lecture after talking about the reasons for fashion existing , fashion history and such and my teacher spoke of a few things which got me thinking….
“If you have enough money you can look however you want”
“Fashion can not really be ‘individual’ – clothes are massed produced and fashion is always copied – so therefor is not individual”
I am not sure i agree with this … to an extent i do yes with the mass productuion . However I have seen so many bloggers as well as people on the streets who stand out with their “fashion”. Not all fashion is based around music, although i do realise a lot is and it has such a close connection.
Yes a lot of clothes may be mass produced and yes there is the ‘trickle down’ effect in a way. This is where it is seen that “fashion prelocates to the lower orders from the leisure class”. However I do feel that fashion can be expressed by so many emotions and in so many ways.
I also understand what is meant by ” if you have enough money you can look how you want” But i believe that this is not “true” fashion. Maybe I will be add a little more too this blog later as i do not have time now !
This post is a little messy and not well thought out, im sorry. I am in the middle of lots of essays but i just wanted to throw the two remarks my teahcer made out there, to see what all you individual fashion loving bloggers think !
I myself do not agree with either of the statements made !