fashion. free speech. marketing. personal opinions. generalizing. gender. business. history. differences. age. necessity. sparks.
these are some of the words that come to mind after reading Tanya Gold’s article “Why I hate Fashion” published by The Guardian on Friday, and the attached comments.
while I have not fully formed an opinion about this article or proper feedback, I will offer you some quotes of comment’s I appreciate:
“It’s not a serious piece of journalism – it’s just designed to provoke”
– Rufus Sengi
“I think that the problem with fashion isn’t fashion, but how others decide to see it. ”
“Ostracizing a whole industry because they are an easy target and something you’ve never felt a part of is completely unjustified.”
– Jess Bunyan
“I agree with Tanya mostly on this, but I do think being creative against the grain is a fantastic thing and gives people confidence.”
“It’s so sad that in our society, we can only be extremes!”
“Let’s be fair about this, as a columnist it’s Tanya’s job to provoke a strong emotional reaction from the readership.”
I guess my own bias is that I like fashion. I want to work in the fashion industry. I go to a fashion related school. I have spent a good sum of money on fashion related items. I understand there are other things in life than just fashion. I am even faced with fashion overload sometimes. yet fashion never seems to go away. neither does criticism.
so, what do we do?