A picture speaks a thousand words, the question today is; what is this picture saying to you? Surely this does not in anyway surprise you since we have now re -embraced the slogan T shirts of the recent past. Mine sadly is the closest I could get to the winking booby ones I originally wanted which the daughter very precociously expressed alarm at.
Was she alarmed at the clear disparity between position of said winks and the actual position of my south travelling anatomy???
Short of digressing, this is not a blog about my rapidly "maturing" anatomy but one about the current trend of making political statements with our T Shirts or simply upping our ante with said t shirts
What is not to love, after reading predictions about what our street styles and front rowers will be wearing this fashion month -The Gucci logo T of course and whatever else one can find to pair it with. These predictions came true to my bewilderment as suddenly it would appear as if our trend setters were now bent on flying the said logo flag and at the same time !!!!!!!!
Where is the originality in it all I wondered? Then it occurred to me that in appearing to be part of the Gucci army, perhaps, these stars were actually expressing a right to wear whatever and whenever they chose to, just because .......
Is this nouveau feminism, are we expressing our rights to be part of a movement even if simply a fashion one ??? Is this the new individuality?
With no disrespect to the people actually making socio political changes, carrying placards, marching and wearing important words on their chests......
The solution really is to wear what makes one happy, anything to detract from the incredibly expensive wasteful habit of consumerism and just define our own identity.
Are trends really bad? Are we actually immune to trends? I worry that the answer is no. We pick up trends subconsciously as we continue to edit our lives to match changing times.
The trend now is anti establishments, class and away from anything that remotely suggests wealth while oddly coughing out thousands of pounds to maintain this appearance.
The recent uproar against Diors "we should be feminists " particularly after it became known that one of her beauties would set you back upwards of £350, with no proceeds allegedly donated to support feminism in anyway only helped bring to light this duplicity.
If still in doubt visit any high end store and check the price of that ripped hoodie with champion stamped all over it, as my friends, the cost of making statements in 2017 appears to be a rather high one.
For now, while I teleport myself to Paris for fashion week17, here are my recent attempts to style a rather humbly priced T available now to purchase from our Atelier.
Clearly despite all, I am not immune to trends and a t shirt is simply a piece of cotton that I can throw over a pair of jeans or skirt even a dress, accessorised with whatever I fancy and boom the rest is history.
Tee shirt; EBay, Jeans; old Zara cropped pair, Blazer; Vintage, Sunglasses; Celine.
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photo credits; Pinterest.
Search; Gucci/ Prabal Gurung/ Moschino/ Katherine Hamnett/Christian Dior.
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