sometime sun wrote:
Thank you Fido that is very funny, (first sun laugh)
Is fashion or even style a language?
What do our garments say/speak about us?
I think it is a very unique characteristic of early forms of life (that is us in the year 2011 as well).
What do you mean you ask?
Well the very idea that "fashion" or "how we look" in general is a way to express ourselves is a very archaic, primitive concept. Why? because it is very empirical.
In the early life forms, they were very empirical about everything, quotes such as, "if you can't measure it, it doesn't exist" were expressed and well accepted. Science flourished, excelled and were even praised upon by "rational" humans. Spirituality, energy, and "things that can't bee seen" were often regarded as "non-existent" (Though around the year 2000 science was beginning to prove the existence of energy and even westerners started to turn to spiritual perspectives of life when views and approach to life vested into empiricism has proven to fail). And fashion is one of the characteristics of this philosophy. We try very very hard to express ourselves in fashion. No matter how impossible it is, we try to use clothing, language, and actions to identify who we are, very crudely. And what is even more shocking, is that to compensate for this discrepancy between who we really are and what we are capable of showing in the physical world, we would actually try to change who we are on the inside so that we match what we look like on the outside. (Of course this creates many more problems for the individual of "not being able to be true the self", "poser", "fake", etc. and creates niche such as "emos", "blonds", "asians", "beaners", "nerds", "gangsters" etc. and individuals try to conform to these, sacrificing autonomy and free will ).
Fashion, physical attributes, and what we say is a poor form of language but in this empirical, temporal, spacial, becoming, mortal world, it is difficult to divest ourselves from this concept.
If we are completely true to ourselves, know that one is all and all is one, and we are only energy and nothing more, or less, garments would mean nothing and is definitely not a form of language to convey anything.
"What do our garments say/speak about us?"
the garments say nothing about us, but to think that "garments speak something about us", says something about us.