It is not fashion that guarantees individuality, but style that makes one stand out of the league. To be fashionable is worth a shot, but how to become the best player on whom all will look up to? Ritushree Sengupta decodes the dress code formula in the article where Fashion gets celebrated in Style.
Life happens to move in a cyclic order. What is forgotten today perhaps has a chance of being adored all over again some other day. It is not the components which holds our attention, but the value we associate with them. Despite revolving in occasional circles, “Fashion” is still the most debated and acclaimed term since antiquity that has caused wars! Ranging from brands to designers and shopaholics, all have for once and all jumped in the parade! And why wouldn’t that be? After all, being beautiful has been the call of mortals in all ages.
From wardrobes to wardrobes fashion flits and flies, sometimes leaving their traces, while at other times being totally wiped out. The gorgeous umbrella term accommodates vintage collections as well as modern trends both capable of making their owners proud. However, fashion is just a wide array of options from which one must choose for oneself. It is not fashion that guarantees individuality, but style that makes one stand out of the league. To be fashionable is worth a shot, but why not be the best player everyone looks up to!
Our style speaks for ourselves. A first glance reveals enough to form an initial judgement, so the fashionistas today apart from dressing from their new-filled cupboards should be a little concerned about not ending up being a Belinda (‘The Rape of the Lock’ by Alexander Pope), for once a lock gone, rips apart the rest as well.
Madness over fashion has a long history behind. The Greek goddesses to the mortal empresses as well as the legendary divas have been sacrificed on the altar of fashion. As history repeats itself, still today people are being judged on the scale of fashion to a large extent causing a serious uprise of the fashion fever. Teenagers are going gaga over cosmopolitan fashion which however is corroding away their concept of ethnicity and culture along with their respective values. There is no harm in embracing an ongoing trend, but a question shall lurk behind, are we but mere consumers with our originalities being stripped off by consumerism? One must learn to come to terms with both at the same time for in the world of global culture, the mantra of fusion is the most popular one. Let us not be slaves to fashion, but make a style of our own which would successfully define us and initiate us into a world beyond hyperreality.
While fashion is more concerned with one’s external appearances, it does not help in strengthening one’s inner spirit or beauty by any means. Fashion is all about clothes and style accessories meant for the beautification of an individual, which however on its course tends to forget the individual itself. The sense of self identity and perception can never be developed by following fashion in an imitative manner.
Ironically, after passing a considerable period of time in life, more than colours what people need is the strength to accept and love themselves for who they are, bereft of accessories, fanciful attires and shades of makeup. Once a strong self is generated by maintaining a flexible style and self defining statement, fashion then is just the finishing touch on the canvas to make it picture perfect.
Our style speaks for ourselves. A first glance reveals enough to form an initial judgement, so the fashionistas today apart from dressing from their new-filled cupboards should be a little concerned about not ending up being a Belinda (‘The Rape of the Lock’ by Alexander Pope), for once a lock gone, rips apart the rest as well. Rather than being the colourful bimbo, it is really important to have a statement for blind fashion leads to nowhere at the end. So, Pretty faces for now should gear up their bags and boxes not just with kohl, lip glosses and anti tans but also a little extra spice we call inner confidence to carry their new statements! As they say, being fashionable is always appealing….as I put it, it is an individual style that makes you more intriguing, notoriously appealing and yes, a winner on the long run for its always more fun to be who you are even if you are not in your right pair of jeans or shoes but have the most charming air about yourself making people lift up their chins from fashion magazines and going ‘gaga’ over the new ‘you’.