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fashionasty (part 1)

Fashion is architecture; it’s a matter of proportions (Coco Chanel).

As humans, fashion is a daily business which we all indulge. A lot of people (mostly) are very sensitive about this aspect of their existence, never missing a fashion show in order to keep up with the latest designs, trends and brand names. The contribution of fashion to our society is immense. It has created a platform for young entrepreneurs, employment for the citizens and our environments have been electrified by the combinations of colours and style.

When choosing our dresses for the day, underneath our choice lies our intention either to portray our personality in elegance or manipulate people’s consciousness to get a desired result. For every trending period, fashion terminologies have been introduced to further garnish the momental concept. Have you ever heard the term “slaying queen”?

The evolution of fashion is vast, these days it has become more daring. Firstly, we had the era of the mini skirt, later came the cleavage revealing outfits; later, we moved to the see-through dresses. Currently, the naughtiness have gone a step higher – we now have wardrobe malfunctions in the western world and I’ll not be surprised if it creeps into other continents.

It has become obvious that our generation is loosing moral consciousness of the word “decency”. Beautiful is a word that is fast becoming outdated while the in-use words are hot, slayer, etc. Most ladies are so obsessed with fashion that they even use it as a bargaining chip to keep a romantic relationship. In a situation where their excessive wants are not met, the relationship fractures.

When we envy another, we make their virtue our vice (Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux).

Fashion shouldn’t be a daring competition to out-do each other, rather it should be complimentary to another in other to be meaningful and unique.

Erikan Maurice


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