Fashion Vs Style

Discussion in 'Fashion... In Depth' started by Scott, May 13, 2004.

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  1. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    I don't know if we have ever had a topic such as this. But I was interested in reading opinions on everybody's feelings in contrast with the other. This isn't something of a preference, but what are things that you think of when hearing the two in completely different aspects? Because really,the two are indeed completely different provocations.

    Everybody probably knows the jist of my feelings on fashion and when I do think of fashion I think of homogenization,hierarchy,globalization.....soulessness. But when I think of style and the purity of actual design its about individualism,passion,vision and most importantly emotion.

    Please do share,I am very interested in learning everybody's feelings.
     
  2. seditionary

    seditionary New Member

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    im a bit lost wat do u want us to talk abt?
    fashion vs style? wat u said u got it down to a t... :lol:
     
  3. Johnny

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    It's an interesting point Scott, but i'm not sure if what you're describing can properly be called fashion v style. You certainly describe two "provocations" as you put it, but why do you label what you describe as fashion and style respectively? I think the difficulty is that the terms are themselves meaningless - that is, objectvely meaningless. They only have a meaning - which will be different for each person - once you describe what you think of when you hear the words. Take "style" for example. The idea of being "stylish" is, to my mind, kind of naff and obvious. You know, the "black shoes with black belt" or "always have at least on good navy blazer in your wardrobe" type stuff. It's kind of outmoded (excuse the pun) if you ask me. How you approach clothing is entirely an indivudualistic process. I personally find almost everything I see either in magazines or shops irrelevant, over-priced and uninteresting. I have a particular affinity to one designer, and not much else interests me. I'm not sure how you'd desribe my look though. I suspect that some would say "fashionable", and mean "trendy", others would say "weird" and mean, well, "weird", but I doubt if I'd get "stylish". Yet I agree much more with your description of "style" as being a valid approach to clothing.
     
  4. faust

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    Ehh, I don't have that much to add, Scott, since our feeling on the subject mirror. I promise to come back to this thread with some elaborations, though, but I have to get some work done, grrrrrrrrrrrrr :angry:
     
  5. ahhGucci

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    We had a similar topic on this before. I suppose you need money to be fashionable, but not to be 'stylish'. Again, you could debate the meanings of 'stylish' and 'fashionable' all night long but this would just stray from the point.

    I also mirror FFaust's veiws on the subject so I'll stop here.
     
  6. Scott

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    That's actually what I was meaning....what do the two in contrast mean to you all.

    Sorry it was early morning and perhaps was a bit spontaneous in my posting :p

    But you're right,we could debate all day but I wouldn't mind it to be honest. Kind of like everyone's feelings on fashion vs art.
     
  7. TheSweetest

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    "Fashions fade, style is eternal."
    -Yves Saint Laurent

    I think that sums it all up. Fashions are the trends and colors and (IMO) are completely necessary as stamps for the decades. We alway remember the fashions, but style is always your individual taste. It isn't about what everyone else is wearing or what the media says is in, but about what YOU wear and what is a clear expression of all that you are. And in that case I would indeed call Johnny (above) stylish. ;) . Fashionable is a great compliment, but stylish is always better.
     
  8. tangerine

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    ^ what The Sweetest said.
     
  9. MulletProof

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    ditto
     
  10. mode_addict

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    trends are yesterday, fashion is today, style is forever.
     
  11. Lena

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    i think style is a very personal thing, its the way to incorporate fashion & trends to our own personal mood and make it completly 'ours'

    for me style is not a matter of money spending or wearing the 'exclusive' or popular, its more a 'feeling' and a 'sense of humour'
    e.g.: a stylish person can look smashing, with mixing up just about anything and making it their own...
    (down to dirt cheap supermarket items, trash vintage, old reworked customised items and mass market ) its all in the personality really.
     
  12. Spacemiu

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    to be style is a personal thing, such as likes and dislikes, be it clothing, art etc. I think a stylish person is one who knwos who they are and exudes this.


    Fashion ( not just including clothing ) to me is more about image.
     
  13. Scott

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    I agree with you all.

    In fact,I remember(you might to Lena)a comment a friend of mine made stating "Fashion=fascism,style=originality". I think its the simplest of ways of explaining the distinction between them both. And personally,even in alot of what you see on the catwalk isn't necessarily 'fashion' either.
     
  14. pointup

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    i agree so much with everyone here although It's not as simple as this I've always thought of it as fashion can be bought and style cannot... I would go more indepth but what eveyone has said on here is basically how i feel!
     
  15. TheSweetest

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    so, so, so, so, very, very true... beautifully put! :flower:
     
  16. Lena

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    :blush: thank you the sweetest :flower:

    scott? fashion=fascism? yes, for those stupid enough, it sure is :lol:
     
  17. ignitioned32

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    I agree with you guys, esp. Lena. :flower:
     
  18. clay

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    I just want to add that nobody else has to agree with your own personal style. It is your own and you define it the way you want. You do not care if others agree with it or not.
     
  19. strawberry daiquiri

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    Fashion is wearing someone elses vision. Style is wearing your own..
     
  20. Lena

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    very well put strawberry ;)
     

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