Dress The Nation – Fashion Dictates

I enjoy debating about societies issues, philosophical theory’s and intellectual ideologies, its a shame I do not feel this blog is the place to share my views, however after watching ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ yesterday an appropriate topic for discussion came up. Miranda editor of Runway magazine (this is referring to the movie of course) silenced Andrea when she laughed at what she thought was superficial about fashion – choosing from two different turquoise belts which were the same in her eyes. I do agree fashion is quite superficial and I label myself as superficial partly because I care so much for little details that many see as unimportant. What Miranda asked Andrea however was why she was wearing her jumper. Why she bought that jumper of all jumpers, she then notified her that all items that are high street are inspired by a top designers, the decision to wear blue did not ultimately come from her but from fashion collections which show a similar trend and are individual unique visions to the designers.

Designers are powerful in that they dress the nation and have control over what everyone wears without society even taking notice. And why is what you wear important? What you wear is my first perception of you and my first perception realistically is my only perception, so the perception of someone we gain through judging what they are dressed in is created by a designer.

“However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.” 

– powerful stuff right?


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