Looking past commercial goals to remind people about the beauty of this world, it’s time to break tradition of promising rose gardens and turn things on it’s head by toeing past the rules of a classic Oxford or boring khaki prints where women and men may finally be equal in the workforce, welcoming anyone of any sexual orientation and racism being a thing of the past.
*attempts to pull a Meryl Streep with uncomfortable results.
2016: where uncertainty was sautéed and thrown straight out of the window after American politics decided to take centre stage.
Yes I know my residential reach on the world map doesn’t exactly cover that side of the globe. But it’s pretty hard to talk about anything else if that’s all the media is covering these days.
So first of all, up yours if you are more concerned about the effects Arnott’s shapes have taken as a “creative decision” compared the orange toupee in question.
Because globalization that’s why.
Okay you can go on now if you aren’t offended.
With American politics and fashion despite it’s differences, they expound a similar dynamic to that of the Hemsworth brothers on social media at their best. But we can agree that they can’t really exist without the other.
See politics influences how we live, how we trade and how we get access to certain things. Sometimes also based on how privileged we are through the colour of our skin. Fashion on the other hand means taking visual cues from society, like an aesthetic reflector that you put on your body, if you will. An entire collective of thoughts accessed on our computer screens and smartphones covered in cloth, sequins and weaves.
My thoughts and suggestions to think about for 2017 ladies and laddies.
- The time to invest in thicker bottoms and the occasional chastity belt to prevent your bits from being grabbed is at hand! Or maybe the entire opposite reaction because you know. Female empowerment to make their own decisions. So maybe expect a flurry of soft fabrics cut in different shapes and sizes to artfully dodge attempts at giving a fuck to what naysayers think.
- Buy up all the Sriracha necklaces!: With various tweets and rumoured decisions intending to pull down Asian economies, embrace more #girllove moments, and don’t intensely focus on something like what the new FLOTUS first appeared in supposedly screaming a “for the people, by the people” message in comparison to her predecessor who perpetuated the image of accessibility more so with designers of color with her recent jewellery eating magazine spread. But who knows, only time will tell. I’ll probably use that time to figure out how does The Potential Corporate fit into all of this.
- Higher purchasing power for some may occur to capitalise on faster buying practices like immediate runway purchases. With suggested tax cuts for the rich, does that give these people even more power to dictate everyone else below them and hinder a throughly needed world of progressiveness? Tie those thoughts and hang them up with something blue if you pray that the world of fashion remains relatively affected despite all of that.
- Social commentaries of American politics: as an ancient candy corn settles into the White House, keep a look out in the fashion circles for their creative and albeit, not so subtle jabs of their current predicament. Switch out your movie snacks with these amazing popcorn recipes to observe the drama.
What a time for the creative community to be alive! I believe that 2017 will be a year for massive inspiration when individuals decide to participate in the discussion for the good of humanity. Repression has always been a good topic to dance with in the creative industry. Looking past commercial goals to remind people about the beauty of this world, it’s time to break tradition of promising rose gardens and turn things on it’s head by toeing past the rules of a classic Oxford or boring khaki prints where women and men may finally be equal in the workforce, welcoming anyone of any sexual orientation and racism being a thing of the past.