“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening” Coco Chanel.
I find this quote to be spot on and the best way to describe how I feel about fashion. I really do believe that it is a reflection of ourselves, how we want to be seen to the world and it also reflects what the world is like around us. We only wear clothes that we like or adore, we wear clothes that follow trends so we have a sense of belonging and we wear clothes that reflect how we are living. For example 1940’s clothing and fabric was rationed because of the war so clothing was simple and practical whereas in the 1980’s clothing was over the top with loud neon colours and power shoulders. Designers are inspired by the world we are in, art, people; the sky is the limit really.
So Coco Chanel I agree exactly with your views on fashion.