The role of fashion in the psychological formation of the individual.
“If I were permitted to choose amidst the jumble of books that will be published a hundred years after my death, do you know which one I would pick? No, it is not a novel that I would choose inside this future library, nor a history book: which, when it offers anything of interest, is just another novel. I would quite simply pick, my friend, a fashion magazine in order to see how women will dress a century after my passing. And these rags would tell me more about humanity’s future than philosophers, novelists, preachers, or scholars.”
Anatole France, French poet, journalist, and novelist
morning, you wake up, and you put yourself the same exact question, “What shall
I wear today?” Or, if you rephrase the subject, you should ask yourself, “What
is my mood today?” Either way, our outfits work as a means of communication and
expression of our mood at a particular time.
in the stone age, Homo Erectus would wear draped animal fur to keep their
bodies warm during the cold periods. But at the time of Homo Sapiens, he
noticed that the clothes were not only for environmental protection. But, they
could also be used as a means of communication with other human beings.
clothes, humans have the opportunity to show their ethnic identity, economic
position, and accept or reject the rules of society.
the last few years, the fashion industry has become the most crucial curator of
every current social issue. Fashion designers express their thoughts and
concerns about social-political matters through their designs. Their creations
are the primary vehicle of their protest. But, to what extent can fashion be
used as a means of protest?
if this has started to become outdated use of this form of Art? Undoubtedly,
fashion is an art form that makes it inseparably linked to society and any kind
of social expression. On the other hand, fashion also has a commercial
structure, and to be able to survive financially, it must also achieve specific
offers to people, and especially to women, the unique opportunity to declare
their political and social views. Fashion is a vivid and fascinating reflection
of popular culture and social trends. The clothes we wear are more than a
modest shield from the elements. They declare social rank, status, or political
and class bonds or aspirations.