Monday, September 22, 2014
The reasons, I believe, that designers are looking into such seemingly unrelated combinations are as profound in the way they speak about us as they are interesting to look at.
But perhaps the most important of the reasons why this technique of mixing is gaining ground. is the sense so many of us have of being lost, unheard, and unseen. We live in a culture that increasingly asks us to conform to ever more unrealistic ideals of beauty, style and achievement. More and more people, in a psychological expression of demand for notice, are choosing the simple and very effective expedient of individualizing their apparel.
For my own self, my choices in this regard mostly took form in my kilt wearing. And recently it has taken form in other ways, largely through interesting shoes and brilliant color combinations.
What ways, if any, do you see yourself expressing your Attire voice in a manner designed to garner notice? I will be interested to hear your stories.