How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Fashion... In Depth
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
27-06-2010
  1
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,674
Why do you love fashion?
Why do YOU love fashion...?...

what is it to you...
what does it do for you...
what does it give you...

why do you love it SO much...?...?...?...

:p

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
 
27-06-2010
  2
scenester
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: london
Gender: femme
Posts: 63
I love fashion because it is like an extension of my personality and what kind of mood I'm in. It can tell people to back off and leave me the hell alone, or it can invite people in and show the softer side of me. Fashion gives a certain amount of freedom to people and allows them to be who they want to be.

Plus most of the time it just makes people look so damn pretty

  Reply With Quote
27-06-2010
  3
clever ain't wise
 
iluvjeisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 13,848
A lot of people will say it's because it's a way to really express yourself. It's a way to subtly signal where you fit in, what is in your mind.

For me, though, it's mostly an experience of art.

EDIT: peachy, did actually not see your post before I posted that


Last edited by iluvjeisa; 27-06-2010 at 05:20 PM.
  Reply With Quote
27-06-2010
  4
Stitch:the Hand
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Among the trees
Gender: homme
Posts: 12,886
for me,as others,purely as a medium for self-expression. a way to use clothes in the form of creativity...a certain poetry.

there are large aspects that i am quite ambivalent about of course and sometimes i even dislike the term fashion because of the connotations but as a form of literally being able to put your soul and emotions onto a sleeve,that makes me very enthusiastic about it.

  Reply With Quote
27-06-2010
  5
front row
 
FashionFollower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vancouver
Gender: homme
Posts: 355
I've been waiting for a topic like this! I honestly don't know why I love fashion. I've just had so much passion and respect for it from a young age. I remember being around 7 and watching Tim Blanks talk about Dior Fall 2002 Couture on FashionFile. I had no idea what he was talking about, but I was mezmerized at what I saw. It was like my small world was blown up. I don't know if I I'll pursue a career in fashion. Maybe one day my passion will die down and I'll come back into reality. It's an incredibly large industry, so many want to be apart of it, and a select few make it. My love for fashion is still as strong as back then, even if the fashion world has become more business, then art. As Karl Lagerfeld said, "Fashion is an injustice, just because you want to work in the industry, doesn't mean it's going to happen".


Last edited by FashionFollower; 27-06-2010 at 09:17 PM.
  Reply With Quote
27-06-2010
  6
fashion elite
 
MayaStar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Minsk
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,718
Its hard question...because for me its a part of my life and happiness. It makes me smile, inspires me, gives me a hope for better life, opens my eyes, makes live my dream...
Fashion is the chance to be like everybody and the one at the same time.

__________________
http://vanilla4sky.tumblr.com/
  Reply With Quote
27-06-2010
  7
front row
 
turnofflights's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 413
it's FUN!!

great topic softy... surprised nobody's ever asked this before!

  Reply With Quote
27-06-2010
  8
front row
 
secretforest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Normal, Illinois
Gender: homme
Posts: 240
I can't remember where this is from and how it went, but it pretty much summed up why I love fashion:
Fashion is one of the art forms that you live your life in. Not everyone likes poetry, not everyone likes looking at paintings, but fashion is one of the art forms which everyone in the world takes part of. It represents our inner psyche, it restablishes our status in society. It serves as language, a non-verbal communication, which is the only way in which a culture's beliefs, mores, customs etc are passed on to another generations. Our choice of clothes represent inner desires and emotions which we want to show or hide too. Fashion is everywhere, and everyone is part of it, but it is as diverse as every being's dna.


Last edited by secretforest; 27-06-2010 at 10:49 PM.
  Reply With Quote
28-06-2010
  9
barcode
 
Spike413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: New York
Gender: homme
Posts: 14,384
God, what a difficult answer to put into words.

I suppose for me the thing that I love most about fashion is what it ultimately seeks to do; make life more beautiful than it is by making people look and/or feel more beautiful than they otherwise might. There's something so idealistic about fashion in that it visualizes things in the best possible light. But there's also that part of fashion that seeks to challenge beauty, to change the collective eye and propose new ideas of what beauty can be. And unlike any other art form, the beauty that is often created in fashion is completely fleeting, it's a moment. At it's best it burns brightly and quickly and can never be duplicated. That ability to change, to constantly renew itself is probably what makes fashion so intoxicating. I love that you can look at one designer's work within a given period of time and see the change, whether it's blatant and revolutionary or subtle and evolutionary. You can't always appreciate that journey from one thing to the next in other art forms; it's usually only in hindsight that you can see it.

As for what fashion is, besides being an extension of personality, or a mood, or a way of expressing inner creativity, it's also a kind of mask. I love the transformative quality, the effect that an item of clothing can have on the way people see you and the way you might see yourself. There's something about the right pair of pants or a fabulous pair of shoes that can bring out a confidence in you that you didn't realize you had. Despite how much fashion deals with the surface, it's the effect it has on the way you feel as opposed to the way you look that makes it so amazing...to me at least.

There's more to it, I'm sure, but I don't think I've ever stopped to think about why I love fashion. Knowing that I do always seemed like enough.

__________________
You need to move fashion forward when there's a reason to move fashion forward - Tom Ford


Last edited by Spike413; 28-06-2010 at 12:41 PM.
  Reply With Quote
28-06-2010
  10
front row
 
Lilystorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Gender: femme
Posts: 299
I have to agree with many of you. Fahion makes me happy. Fashion and high fashion are two different things for me. Almost everyone likes fashion and fashion is involved in everyone's life.
I love how high fashion has affected my way of thinking and living. It's a world that appreciates different kind of beauty and cultures, its more accepting and open-minded, it can make almost eveything beautiful. It made me more accepting of things and people in general and not get drowned by things that don't matter. High fashion is often discribed as something superficial but it made me less superficial and I like that.
Overall I love how fashion as an art can inspire me and change my mood.


Last edited by Lilystorm; 28-06-2010 at 09:00 AM.
  Reply With Quote
28-06-2010
  11
V.I.P.
 
BerlinRocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MilkyWay-Pluto-Earth
Gender: homme
Posts: 10,990
I've never been able to reply to these kind of questions .... Why do you love fashion ? Why do you love art ? Why do you love xxxxxxx ?
I've heard (read ?) if I cannot express why I love fashion, means I don't love it that much ...
I just think I have a certain sensitivity for fashion ... And probably because I like the world in image and in artistic forms more than I love the life in "reality" ...

And that's probably why I do prefer flipping through a magazine (where a narrative's built to showcase outfits) than watching a fashion show, or check out the craftmanship in a shop (though I can appreciate a good tailored outfit, for very sure) ... And why I do prefer people owning the outfits, create their looks, than watching them on a catwalk. When I look at a show, I immediately think about how to wear it, with what, in what circumstances, for who it would look perfect ... and so on.

I love narrative, I think ..... Probably why abstraction does nothing on me. I just don't have that sensitivity ... Even conceptual art does much more on me than a Rothko canvas ...
Oh yeah, we were talking about fashion .... and why I like it ..... I think I said it, actually.

  Reply With Quote
28-06-2010
  12
tfs star
 
seahorseinstripe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: summer land
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,547
mmm wow, it's kinda hard to answer this easy question and i have a feeling that i'm not gonna like my own answer lol

why i love fashion?
i like to wear fashion, maybe because somehow deep inside i'm vain. i like to look good, i like to be different, i want to be "seen"
what does it do for me?
it gives me confidence, it creates me an image i want people to see from me.
i want my look to reflect my personality

__________________

  Reply With Quote
28-06-2010
  13
Geometric Discharge
 
Crying Diamonds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: London
Gender: homme
Posts: 7,196
I think I love fashion because I love change.
Fashion never stays the same, this is the reason why I admire modern-thinking and unusual designers who seem to be stepping forward into new things. This is also the reason why I hate done designs and recycled ideas.
I always get excited to see the new ideas at fashion week - I am mostly disappointed with people, but some continue to surprise and innovate.

  Reply With Quote
28-06-2010
  14
don't look down
 
tigerrouge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bťal Feirste
Gender: femme
Posts: 11,818
I like the business psychology of fashion - how brands become empires and sell a fantasy of themselves, how companies and magazines try to stimulate or reflect desires, the archetypes that get used, and so on.

__________________
You're perfect, yes, it's true. But without me, you're only you.
Status: Online
 
Reply With Quote
28-06-2010
  15
chaos reigns
 
ultramarine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Costa Rica
Gender: homme
Posts: 6,491
OMG! Great question, softie!!!!

Lets go over each of the questions, one by one

Quote:
Why do YOU love fashion...?...
I guess Ill have to go back when i first became interested .. and as someone noted, its thanks to CBC and Fashion File ... I watched the show and saw all this INCREDIBLE things happening .. it struck a chord and I started to get more info and get more and more interested in fashion

Quote:
what is it to you...
Nowadays, its all about the street .. when I first started to try to get more and more info on fashion I was a bit weirded out about the fact that trends were determined by couture shows .. then I learned about how trend forecasters work nowadays and that idea of fashion coming from this huge melting pot of people sounded very democratic and alluring ... everyone's a part of it like it or not and some wear the fashion dictatorship baton just by wearing the right outfit and being spotted at the right time ..

Fashion IS self expression ... I love it mostly cuz I love to people-spot and try to "read" people thru what they're wearing ... and if you pay attention to detail in a couple of blocks you can see AMAZING things ..

Quote:
what does it do for you...
It gives a sick pleasure .. lol .. to me its all about being a voyeur FIRST .. then is me wearing it, and then there's a different story because I use tricks either to get the right kind of attention I want or just to signal people ... its fun ... its an automatic attitude adjuster! I love that about fashion!

Quote:
what does it give you...
Pleasure, a job and meaning .. mostly and the most important part is inspiration .. I see something and I have already a story in my head about it ...

Quote:
why do you love it SO much...?..
Hahahah ... I guess what makes a difference between me and the regular fashion fan is the fact that I cant get enough and theres always more ... fashion isnt finite ... and fashion maybe for the today but its ALWAYS looking for the tomorrow ... Im kinda a neophile and fashion gives me so much of the whats gonna be the new black (I HATE that colour, btw, lol)

__________________
Have you rated this thread yet?
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
fashion, love
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:39 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.