fashion, the crowd mentality?

@ESKARENA1 (18296)
June 3, 2007 3:34am CST
what is it that makes some things fashionable? Who decides?
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• United States
4 Jun 07
Personally I think todays fashion is just plain ugly, no style, no flair. Sort of like "let's see who can dress the worst.. hey ya that's cool!" Right now you've got all the rehab honeys that seem to be deciding what's cool. Lindsay Lohan (the passed out princess), Brittany Spears (the bald baby makin' babe), Nicole Richie (the anorexic pretender to the thrown), and of course their bestest buddy (jailbird-to-be) Paris Hilton. EWWWWWW I mean really Ewwwww! I saw her on tv the other day wearing a gold sequined tank top with silver spandex jeans... ohhhhh pullleeeezz. Thought I was gonna have to break out the eye bleach. Ya, these are the girl's I'd want to imitate, NOT! I swear there is no such thing as elegance or class anymore. Ok that was my imitation of Joan Rivers, how'd I do? LOL.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
4 Jun 07
lol, that is just great. But im interested in why people follow others, is there a need to uniformity or is it immitation? either way dont you think there is something psychologically missing? Either that or we are all manipulated by the needs of industry
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
4 Jun 07
hehehe thank you for the giggle, lol i hope you sleep well walk in light blessed be
@derek_a (10894)
3 Jun 07
Many followers of fashion seem to be hypnotised by their "heroes". They wear it, so it must be so cool. And then you have some fads that are downright dangerous... Skin-and-bone catwalk models for instance. I have had clients who are reluctantly dragged to see me by concerned relatives that are near to needing drip-feeding, yet look in the mirror and see a "fat" person looking back at them. The "hypnosis" has become so powerful so as to make them hallucinate. Who decides? Big business, the media, the government - all play their hand in getting us to swallow what we *think* we want. Bu would we choose it without influence? But judge not... Not easy though! :-)
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
3 Jun 07
ok yes i also have seen many individuels with body dymorphic disorder and do wonder how much this is to do with a fashion industry blessed be
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@derek_a (10894)
4 Jun 07
I think so. The human mind is extremely powerful and example from others is extremely subtle, but powerful.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
4 Jun 07
yes agreed. I think this is so much so that we never can fully understand its power, just observe its outworkings blessed be
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I've often wondered if it is the fashion designers who decide. The older I get, the less I care about fashion. I'm more into what is practical and as long as it looks ok.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
4 Jun 07
ive never been one of the sheep but i do wonder who blows the whistle that the sheep follow
• United States
4 Jun 07
Simply put - the fashion industry decides. They decide what's hot and what's not - and then shove it down out throats. They use models, magazines, television, and a myriad of marketing campaigns to make us believe that something is the hottest trend. We believe them, and buy the product, whether we really like it or not (sometimes we don't like it and buy anyway because we think we'll fit in). Amazing, isn't it? The music industry works the same way!
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
4 Jun 07
excellent response, i agree with you.
@rb200406 (1824)
• India
3 Jun 07
I think fashoin has more to do with the trend.People do get bored of the same things & when something newcomes they get attracted.That is why old trends do come back again & again.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
3 Jun 07
ok, agreed up to a point, but who decides what is fashion, who dictates trends, who are the sheep?
@pinks0da (328)
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
i think it's the person wearing or using it. For me making things fashionable doesn't mean you have to go with the current trend. Being fashionable is being original, it's your own style, the expression of your individualism mixed with ones charisma.
@ellie26 (4140)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 07
For me, to be fashionable means to be updated to the latest fashion trend. I think if anyone mix and match their dress, it can also called fashionable. The fashion designer get to decide what fashion is in and what is not.
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@bowtieguy (5917)
• United States
12 Aug 07
After seeing some of the trends out their today like the revealing clothing that young girls wear and the bagging clothing the boys are wearing, I would not be surprised if there was a chimp somwhere collecting royalties for every ripped pair of jeans or sarcastic t-shirt.
@JessyBlue (536)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I think most of the time popular movie stars or just popular people most seen in society {on tv}, are the ones viewed as fashionable, so whatever new thing they wear is called the new fashion trend. I don't really know much about fashion though, cause I just wear whatever, usually anything cheap and that feels comfortable on me works just fine for me.
• United States
4 Jun 07
Lately, I think it's individual decision making things fashionable. Some types are better worn on certain people and I think THAT'S fashionable!
• United States
3 Jun 07
I'll tell you, by some of the fashion trends we've seen I can guess whomever it is they're completely blind! LOL What's even stranger is that the "catwalk in fashion" versus the "real people in fashion" are so totally different. So why exactly do they do the catwalks? If nobody really wears them, even most of the stars shy away because they're usually so "out there", then why bother? Why not do ... now get this... fashion shows with REAL clothes and REAL fashion that we will be seeing!? Naw... way to normal. LOL