Clothes give us the ability both as individuals and participants in broader society to operate on a physical level with the world around us. Mark Twain was quite right when he quipped:
‘Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.’
I think we all agree that fashion matters to each of us personally, as we discussed during last weeks tweet chat, for a variety of different reasons, even if we are not necessarily conscious of it.
— Rob Phillips (@Mrrobphillips) April 23, 2014
Following on from ‘Fashion Matters: To each of us personally‘ today we talked about why fashion matters to society and it became clear that the two ideas are inextricably linked.
— J – P E G (@jj_peg) April 23, 2014
Topics discussed included how we perceive our clothing, to waste management and environmental impact…
— Lori Smith (@lipsticklori) April 23, 2014
It’s so important to consider the implications of production processes and waste management not only for the environment but also for the future of the industry…
— Rosie Willatt (@rosemarywillatt) April 23, 2014
We went on to discuss diversity, age, gender, sexuality and ethnicity…
— SoLovesVintage (@SoLovesVintage) April 23, 2014
The discussion clearly illustrated the all-pervading nature of fashion in our society, but also the importance of being aware of this, as designers and consumers and ensuring that it informs our choices.
@LCFLondon skills, knowledge and disposition to apply what they've learnt to make a positive difference in the world
— Dr Carolyn Mair (@Carolyn_UK) April 23, 2014
Please do join us next week as we will discuss Why Fashion Matters: To the economy…