Fashion is imperative.
Though it is often deemed to be time-consuming and unnecessary, people often fail to embrace the true reason fashion exists. Even though school-work and extra-curricular activities take precedence, fashion is necessary because it aids in the defining of one’s character and its evolution relates to the progression of society.
There are many societal proverbs, such as “don’t judge a book by its cover,” that suggest that outer, physical attributes have less value than inner, emotional, beauty. However, outer appearance and inner character can go hand-in-hand. Fashion builds up the unique personality a person can carry- it can also add confidence. Fashion serves as a bridge between appearance and conscience that can be a vital component of one’s character.
“Fashion is me,” states local eleventh grader Austi Kaji, who aspires to bring Japanese fashion to America. “It’s who I am, what I am, how I am and when I am.”
Since a young age, Kaji says she has hoped to bring the latest over-sea trends to America to help the nation to become more culturally diverse. Her passion reflects the dynamic nature of fashion, which has paralleled the evolution and progression of society as it has morphed from the thick, elaborate dresses of Victorian style to the high-waisted shorts and dark colors of today.
It also changes with the periodic progression of the seasons. As the summer wardrobe of floral dresses and sun hats is dismissed, the beautiful colors of fall begin to slowly peek into the thick layers of sweaters, scarves and leggings.
“The evolution and progression of fashion trends allows the world to acknowledge the change of season and time period” says David Kang, a designer at KAKOLA industries.
Though fashion can be as simple as a brooch or as elaborate as a flowing dress, it is necessary within our community and thus should be valued.