Fashion: Advance Or Response ?

Like art, fashion, responding to a latent need, or when there is an exceptional talent, anticipated the spirit of the upcoming season. In 1914, when war despite the finest women were wrapped in meters and more meters of lace with the seal of Worth, a strange hat designer, Coco Chanel, designed a new woman, free of movement, with shorter skirts bags, clothes inspired by the sea, high-necked sweaters and fabrics that time were considered rustic: “le pauvre stile gent” seduced the world. World War II: when the predominant line was austere, almost military, with large shoulder pads and shoes with thick cork soles, Dior perceived need for luxury, refinement, and responds with its new look: very tight waists, long skirts and wide much satin and velvet shoes with large rhinestone buckles. It was a revolution, but a brilliant response. Today fashion reflects the confusion of our culture. The jean universalized and depersonalized in equal measure. And in the absence a line that defines the trend of the times, designers stale naive hippies mix with ethnic and proposals online shoes and camperones 1930 with leather shorts.

As a result, people do not seek personal prestige in a style: simply buying brand. It is possible that some yet unknown creator is already brewing a synthesis that defines the era. Meanwhile, those who admire the clean lines and bold color or design, were more interested in yellows and purples of Indian sari or the simplicity of Chinese clothing lines, closed at the collar with a clever pit side. Well, after all, Paris and Rome, and even the nostalgic of Woody Allen are already part of the past. And empires are the earliest emerging India and China.