Fashion is said to be the style and custom prevalent at any given time in any period in his story and our story. Today “fashion” most often describes popular clothing. Fashions is part of popular or “pop” cultures at any given time and period, and just like the figurtive and literal “pop. This means that popular fashion appears and disappears in a figurtive and quite literal flash. This being the case, fashion and it’s demented twin- design – will change more rapidly than the prevailing culture as a whole. And as a whole the prevailing culture is the ‘western” culture of Caucasians, even though most Caucasian/European cultures lack the continuity, sustainability and sensibility of originality. Modern fashion designers aim to create wearable pieces of art.
The problem with the marrying of modern fashion design and wearable art is in the eye of the beholder. However, White Supremacy being fueld by the Matrix, have convinced many African people and other earlier cultures to partake of these wearable art to the detriment of common sense and decency, not to mention health and safety. Now if we over look anti-female males in some uber conservative societies that have a fear of woman and seeks to hide her away from the world (Wahabee inspired Islamic countries come to mind), most men fall into that porno viewing objectifying of the females and initially forced that image on her. But like all oppressed and weak spirited people, women eventually take on the worst excesses of a deprived male mind and embraced their own objectification, making impractical fashion the it thing. Still, karma has away of biting you in the ass, as women are now getting men to be metrosexual in looks and actions as a revenge on decades of male fashion coloialism of the female. He now is caught up in being “pretty” and forgetting how to just be real. Don’t’ see this as a shot against grooming and hygene. It’s a shot againts acting foolish and more girly than some girls, in order to, get this…impress girls!
Terms like “fashionable” and “unfashionable” are employed to describe whether someone or something fits in with the current or not so current, popular mode of expression, of wearable art. A number of European specific cities in the West are recognized as global fashion centers or fashion capitals. Fashion weeks are held in these cities where designers exhibit their new clothing collections to audiences. The cities London, Paris, Milan, New York and Tokyo (wanna be “white people”) are all headquarters to the greatest fashion companies and renowned for their major influence on global fashion.
Problem is from my observation point, many of these fashion centres and industry entities are ran and controled, peopled or managed by freaks, substance abusers, molesters and homosexuals. The males and females showcasing the latest designs are themselves emaciated reject from some dawn of the dead movies. Many are higly paid, under aged, drug induced anorexic examples of fashionable. Most of the top models are Caucasians, with a smattering of knee-grow and other culture, to give the scence flavour and to stave of decades long claims of “racism”.
Eighteen years ago, I had a conversation with a young sister, who insisted that woman dress to impress men. Being the unfashionable brute I enjoy being, I countered with “women dress to impress each other!” Of course it went back and forth until I let her know that any MAN, would not give a rats ass (yeah, I talked like that back then too) about dome of the shit women get all doled up in and would not mind if his woman would roll simple and low key. I told her it was because of women’s need to one up each other in that ancient ritual of bagging that big fish, and her need to emphasis her image over her intrensic qualities that has her competing on this superficial level. Of course women through that shit oput on men too and many of us are so wipped or need of a whipping that we let women set the bar on how we must look to impress them.
So we end up fighting for cosmetic space in the bathroom, spending an inordinate amount of time on facials, pedicures, manicures, waxing, face lifts, butt lifts and all manner of insane body altering things we used to shake our heads in amazment at, when women do it.
Both knee-grow and African women, will attempt to defy nature, gravity and common sense by taking some of the marquise du sade’s excess out of the dungeons and into the streets. I mean, high heels, SPKE heels and various shoes that gives birth to bunions, shorten achiles tendons, hammer toes, muscle imbalance and spinal injuries. No woman in her right mind… right mind… would be like Mariah Carey that is so used to spike heels that, her bedroom slippers are customed designed as spike heels, that with out footwear she walks tippy toe around the house. Let’s not talk about those metal contraptions called corsets, used in the constrict a woman’s torso, breaking or deforming her ribs, constricting her lungs and upper body, wire inseamed bras that pinch, clinch and snags on the flesh… yeah but it ifts your breats.
And what’s wrong with going bra less? Granted some feminist and butch lesbians (not necessarily synonimous) take this to the extreme, with their deliberately unpleasant look. In fact going braless forces the muscles to work, wear as bras tend to work for the muscles, causing loss of tone and strength. In fact most woman, bra or not could use a little less carbs and fat in their diet, that accumulates in that fatty deposit area, and much more E.X.E.R.C.I.S.E in their lives. Then there is the thong. Granted some women can pull it off, but dang!!! A piece of string up your ass crack?
Today I was sitting in a restaurant with my wife and son, when she peeped me to an East Asian woman, crossing the street in a… I guess it was a skert, though I couldn’t tell where it started and the jacket ended. It didn’t matter on a February day in Toronto how cold that punnany was getting, she looked fly! I can’t begin to tell how many young African females I see, dressing inappropriately in bad weather, at a conservative function or just in general, trying to look sexy, but end up looking trashy. Breat hanging out, thongs showing in the back because your top is too short AND the damn waist band of the fashionable jeans they’re wearing is riding too low below the actual waist. Jeans are a remarkable piece of wear. Sturdy, comfortable, durable and versitle. But jeans are not flexable enough to hold vats of fat, 2-3 sometimes 4 sizes too big for it. From camel toes to constricted blood flow, this kind of thing hurts her …. and me, just seeing it.
One of the most remarkable invention of modern times is the tights. Comfortable, versitile, cheap and the creator of this piece of clothing should be drawn and quarted for giving hope to millions of mampies out there who feels free enough to walk around, sometimes without panties and show the world their business. Some woman feel that it is fashionable to throw a jacket over a set of tights and voila! She is dressed to impress.
Today some of the mavins of fashions includes freaks and weirdos such as Jean Paul Gaultier, but do include more sensible designers, such who even if they have a name and produce quality stuff, are not as famous as the more extreme in the industry. And because of this, with media promotion of resque and other forms of imagery, regular folks end up imitating the worst or the more stupid of the industry. So called Urban designers, mostly immitators of African ideas continue to produce fashion wear, that appear trendy but fails the “direction test”. You know…where they hell are you going with that? But hey! They’re cool and trendy. Not a jeans wearer, but as I mature I over stand the need to wear jeans in Canadian winter, so I set out to check out some jeans in this one store. Besides the fact that my ass is cheap and balk at some of the prices, I couldn’t find one decent pair that didn’t have some ones tags on the back pocket, thighs calves. Not one that didn’t look 10 years old, worn out and beat up looking that wasn’t inmy price bracket and very few that didn’t ride low. When I asked the owner, why the hell do you have men’s jeans cut like this, he told me that’s the fashion, some people like it this way. Huh? Who Rue Paul? Well may be not shim, as Rue Paul tends to wear, er… suites.
As a child growing up in Jamaica, I remember the mad wreck Rastas would get for carrying their hair different. Today everybody is wearing dreads. But not everybody should be wearing dreads. From an aesthetic point of view, to a healthy point of view, no not everybody. Some people, and surprisingly, some knee-grows DO NOT…I repeat…DO NOT know how to take care of dreads. Let it go. Find another style that suites you and you can manage. Grown ass men and women with barely any hair from their Jeri Curl days, be having extensions, showing off all that skull space, between braids. I could talk about African women and hair – a dangerous topic for even the bravest of us- but Chris Rock took care of that. Go see the movie and learn something.
I could go on till infinity in talking about fashion and the madness that revolves around that. But I’m going to put a cork in it and check what my readers have to say about today’s fashion trends and its practicality or sensibility.