Fashion world is changing for good! Not only it became more inclusive and artistic but also it unlearns many discriminatory ideas and changes its one-sided perspectives. Do you remember the dark times that people had to follow the trends and imitate or fit in what fashion world provides for us? Now fashion world imitates real life; it gets inspired by people and includes people… as it should!
Hello people! As you may know, I’m a fashion designer and my brand recently released its first collection! I also organized a tiny fashion show with many amazing people. I can’t wait to share this amazing experience and the details about the fashion show so here we go!
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Starting from the mid-20th century, the fashion industry has been presenting young and thin people like it’s the only correct way to exist -especially for women. High fashion clothes were made in smaller sizes and worn by thin models; of course, this affected the ready-to-wear clothing, too. I want to say that ready-to-wear brands have always been nicer and more open to big people but their designs were either basic or not stylish. Most of the big size clothes were out of style, like things my grandma would wear. This supported the idea that young people are not allowed to be fat and bigger people are not fashionable -or even beautiful- so they can’t wear stylish clothes unless they lose weight. And there were tons of styling tips to “help” big people look thinner. It felt like this industry didn’t even care for them!
Other than designing and showcasing the clothes, fashion industry is all about materials such as fabrics, yarns and accessories. There are so many material options to use for any kind of clothing as the fashion industry got engaged with science and technology related industries such as physics, biology and chemistry recently. This helped people to create synthetic and unique fibers and sources other than the natural ones. This is great way to produce more affordable and durable clothes and also slightly decreased the animal exploitation. This sounds like a great development at first but with time it started to hurt the planet. Because unlike the natural fibers, human made fibers don’t decompose as easy, fast and kind.
Sustainability became an important part of our lives. Whether it’s for saving the planet or not wasting money, we tend to buy less items or upcycle our belongings and use them in different ways after they are ripped off or are needed anymore. Thankfully people are getting more and more creative with using their old belongings so recently, it’s not a need that arises from prudence but a need of beauty and fun!