Fashion reflects Culture

I have always loved fashion. I still remember shopping at Best and Co with my Grandma who said she would buy me something. I went for broke. I got a brown suede vest with super long fringe that paired with a suede skirt. So 60’s! I loved that outfit.

Fashion reflects culture. Seeing what is coming from the young designers that are making clothes like something from the Laura Ingalls Wilder era for 2020 makes sense. Covering up is a direct backlash to the #MeToo era.

I just got On The Street, Bill Cunningham, Five Decades of Iconic Photography. He was such a genius. We got to see the world through his eyes every Sunday in the New York Times. He was at all the events but you rarely saw him. He peered at the world through his camera. I so miss his glimpse of the New York streets.

Where is the next Bill Cunningham? There are definitely some Instagram posts that I follow but nobody has replaced the man who truly documented an important piece of history because fashion truly does reflect culture.

Comments (Archived):

  1. jason wright

    Cunningham;”Money is the cheapest thing. Liberty is the most expensive.””I just try to play a straight game, and in New York that’s very… almost impossible. To be honest and straight in New York, that’s like Don Quixote fighting windmills.”

  2. pointsnfigures

    Can we get rid of jeans below the butt with underwear hanging out? : ) Seriously, I wonder if suits will ever come back.

    1. awaldstein

      i seriously don’t care what people wear, how they wear it.Most popular artist in the world today is 17 and wears clothes that i honestly can’t imagine and looks at home.

  3. jason wright

    …and also that the foundation of fashion is the exploitation of the tendency for humans to mimic and imitate one another. Classical Rene Girard theory literally given form and colour in the world in which we live. That’s the driver of fashion.