IS FASHION POINTLESS?

It is very common for fashion to be criticised. How can anyone wear THAT, is one of the questions we often hear.

True, there are quite a few ridiculous designs here and there and most of the time the dreamy clothes seen in fashion spreads are simply not suitable for everyday life.

Why does high fashion exist then, if it is so unapproachable? And actually who is it made for, celebrities who can afford it, or models that are likely to show off the items on the catwalk once or maximum twice?

There have been numerous discussions regarding this issue, and a lot of people in fact don’t see the point of high fashion at all. However, on the other hand, what is the point of art and expressionism?

People often forget that fashion is not only about setting trends or pointing out what’s hot and what’s not. It is also a form of art, which needs nothing more than to be admired, thought about and accepted.

Sometimes, there is no need to like a piece or absolutely hate it - either way it will be remembered as something that made an impact, and this is what makes fashion history.

Let’s take for instance McQueen’s crab-like shoes or Lady Gaga’s steak dress - love it or hate it, it is now in the style encyclopedia.

All the debates should settle - fashion is more than just clothing. Wearable or not, it is a form of expression, art and most importantly it is not only a part of our very day life, it also has cultural value.

But let’s not hurry to wear that meat dress…

By Edita Lozovska - Fashion Writer for A-SHU.CO.UK.

Comments

By: vini
On: 31/12/2010 10:43:32
love this blog!
great topic... i think fashion is pointless when you cant wear it, however have to self-confess that i love living by fashion and trends etc so wouldnt want to live without it either!
By: kate
On: 02/01/2011 13:19:02
just came across this blog on google. it rocks!
love the website too :)
fab topics and keep up the good work!
K x
By: neema
On: 02/01/2011 13:19:35
that meat dress is disgusting! sooo wrong!
By: vini
On: 02/01/2011 13:20:42
yeh i have to agree with you neema, her dress is pointless and gross! this is when i think fashion can go over-board!
By: vini
On: 02/01/2011 13:20:52
yeh i have to agree with you neema, her dress is pointless and gross! this is when i think fashion can go over-board!
By: Edita
On: 02/01/2011 15:02:03
I have to agree with you girls :) That outfit isn't great to say the least!
However it did leave a lasting impression - I will remember it for years and sometimes it's all that matters!

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