Вeing a free spirit: the right to wear what you want, as the main achievement of modern fashion
To many, fashion seems quite a frivolous sphere. The whole existence of fashion is firmly connected with certain canons and prohibitions.
Everyone knows the stories about corsets in Europe in the 19th century - when girls brought themselves to serious illnesses to look beautiful.
Quite shocking are also the photos from the streets of the 1920s, which capture the moments when the police measured the length of the skirts of randomly passing women. The story with trousers is also interesting - although with the supply of Coco Chanel, they purchased the prefix “feminine” at the beginning of the last century.
Statements in the style of “how to wear a mini after 25 years of age”, “why fit such a body in clothes” or “could even go out naked” even in 2020 smartly and persistently pursue all those who decide to put on display their lives.
Of course, this trend is disappointing, but there is a clear positive point. The fact is that now we exist within the framework of a rather successfully modeled adoption.
So which modern heroes should we thank for the fact that today, in any girl’s wardrobe, there are adjacent boots, sequins, two-piece suits and sweatpants, and all this can, in principle, be worn at any age and under anything physical condition? The fashion brands came together after Lena Dunham, Rihanna, Emma Watson and other activists from mass culture began shouting from the stands that a woman, in general, owed nothing to anyone, could look like anything and dress whatever.
Of course, today almost every self-respecting brand removes models of different ages in campaigns, stands for body positivity and speaks more and more not about clothes for the sake of “creating an image”, but about how to emphasize your true and not invented by someone’s personality.
Rihanna, the modern symbol of independence, is happy to wear over the knee boots in combination with mini shorts or transparent dresses. Defending women's rights, she does not dress in a shapeless jumpsuit with patch pockets, because she will probably be uncomfortable in it. But after exposing 80% of her body, the singer and activist feels herself capable of rolling mountains - which she does.
The main thing today is that these clothes are “about you” and you are comfortable in them. And if earlier each era had conditionally one of its own fashion icons or a common collective image of supermodels, today you can be your own style icon.