The Politics Of Fashion

by Simi hogard - Date: 2006-11-17 - Word Count: 324 Share This!

Everyone knows that clothes make the man. From the executive
suits that litter Wall Street like the remnants of a ticker-tape
parade to the coveralls and work boots worn by construction
workers and mechanics, clothes tell the story of who we are and
where we're going. Even when the workday is done, what we
choose to wear on our own time is still a reflection of our
personalities. From the sweat-suit to the wet-suit, our clothes
are meant to be not only functional, but forthcoming as well.
Clothes tell others what we like, and often, how we spend our
time. Sports franchise logos are constantly on display on Main
Street America. T-shirts with well known television, film and
music icons can be seen almost anywhere. Clothes have
something to say, and people are beginning to realize that the
responsibility of being a walking billboard requires us to choose

Now, more than ever, politics are entering the realm of fashion.
Blatantly political phrases and slogans are becoming more
prevalent on the backs of the public than the bumpers of
cars. There are even items of clothing that advertise specific
candidates or political parties and were actually purchased
by someone, somewhere (not obtained as a door prize at a
party fundraiser). But what options exist for those who like
a little subtlety with their agenda? Enter the merger of
socially conscious art and clothing. Less politically charged
and infinitely more fashionable, boutique clothiers have
created garments that are the realization of the finite
balance between the message and the medium. Using art
as the instrument of exchange and clothing as the canvas,
these pioneers of significancy are providing people with a
method of expressing themselves both in figure and in
fact. What better way for entrepreneurs to meet the
demands of a public that is focused on reflecting a belief
in both style and substance.

Article written by Kingston Amadan.

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