Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What is fashion?

What is fashion? Is fashion something we all conform to, something we all choose to follow, is it evolutionary based on something we clothe ourselves with and does it make us who we are.

Fashion can be related to who we are at the present moment or when we as human beings are trying to be like someone else or even something else. It can be our whole approach to life, our demeanor and simple state of mind which is mainly brought through pieces of materials; garmented together to create either beautiful or hideous items.

Nobody can really determine whether fashion fits the status quo because as an individual you have the option of dressing up as you wish and also deciding whether you feel comfortable or not.

Many fashion labels such as Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, and Versace have evolved through the years still keeping to their signature styles but have also changed over time in order to keep up with the trends of that particular era. They have observed people’s moods, personal experiences; be it on the social scenes or in their day to day lives and they have considered personalities and meshed them in either one item of clothing or collections.

In my opinion the most fashionable items are the simplest such as the white t-shirt or a good pair of well-fitting jeans because a whole lot of people are drawn to these and these are perfect pieces to use with all kinds of accessories that are classic or are in ‘fashion’ at that particular moment. These fashion items (white t-shirt, pair of jeans) will always stay classic as time moves on but the articles your pair these item of clothing’s with could be trendy pieces that are only good for that point in time.

The main question remains what fashion is? The word fashion is linked to words such as style, manner, trend and mode which are all equally true but everybody can have their own individual style, manner, trend and mode hence putting emphasis on the fact that fashion is based on every single person’s personality and distinctiveness.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Valentino Show for Spring/Summer 2010 at Paris Fashion Week

The Valentino spring/summer 2010 collection for Paris Fashion Week was filled with dresses that had volume and floral shapes designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli . Yellow, beige, black and grey assortments embraced the runway, showing that neutrals will be very big next year. The materials had great detailing which brought out a whimsical ambiance. Quirky glamour was also seen in the footwear; mostly heels with floral detailing which was in par with the outfits. Light materials were used capturing the fanciful and ‘airy’ essence. This collection for spring/summer ’10 definitely embodies the signature style and class that Valentino has had throughout the many years it has existed.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Black Diamond* Clothing -- Buy Buy and Buy

Upcoming luxurious clothing label taking South Africa by storm has brought out rhinestone encrusted t-shirts. Highly stylish and fashionable,created by Chad Toerien. What makes these t-shirts even more unique is that they are handmade,showing that hard work and dedication was brought forward to create them. South African celebrities such as Maggz and Psyfo have been seen wearing them!!!Thet only cost R400!!!