Fashion Insecurities

They are many stereotypes that are about the fashion industry. This one girl in one of my classes told me after I said I was a fashion major, "I don't like fashion it's just people sitting around looking pretty". Okay, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and thoughts, however like her and many people there are these one-sided views about fashion and people working in fashion. With recent controversy blaming the fashion industry on promoting an unhealthy image for young women some people also think if the clothes weren't cut so small maybe real women wouldn't feel need to dislike their bodies. Fashion magazines and some other media outlets glamorous the fashion industry as this realistic lifestyle to have when in reality it so unrealistic. In actuality many designers clothes and shoes costs hundreds to thousand of dollars, money that some people don't have. However some of us still try to starve ourselves to fit into that sample size and go into extreme dept by buying high designer clothes just to feel some sort of worth or part of the "unrealistic" lifestyle of fashion. So is it fashion or personal?

Please you check out the video I uploaded on Youtube from Fashion Television Daily Podcast.
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Maria Palma said...

These are major issues that certainly need to be addressed - more so regarding skinny models.

It's up to each of us to deal with our own insecurities, but the fashion industry does need to take on more of a role in helping models become more healthy.

Thanks for sharing the video!

Trendini said...

Great Video!
I think it is personal. Like everything in our lives, we have a choice: a choice of whatwe do and how we react to events. It is our choice to either view models as goddesses or to view them as whattheyare:models. You can either fall for the fashion frenzy out there and get yourself into tons of debt because you think a $600 bag will make you look cool or you can roll your eyes at it: its all personal, its all your choice.

Eliana said...

On the topic of skinny models, I guess I have this to say. If the clothing were on a girl who weighed 100 pounds or 160 pounds, it would still be art. The flaw is in the models, not the fashion. I think that if the ideal were the reality, then anorexia, bulimia, etc. would not be issues. If the runway was composed of real women, the world would be a different place.