One thing that is a constant in this world is change. Everything is changing. However, the world of fashion is going through a large spurt of change where people are shifting their perspective as to what is beautiful. It was not that long ago that standards of beauty were extremely rigid for both men and women. For one thing, women had to be thin with a certain hair color and skin tone in order to be considered beautiful. Meanwhile, men had a lot of rigid standards all the way down to the clothes they wear. The truth is that a lot of this is changing.
Perhaps the most important type of change that is occurring is the perception of a woman’s beauty. While thin women are still considered beautiful, there is also some consideration being paid to the larger women so that they can be included. One thing that is contributing to this is the increasing size of people throughout the world. Women are now a size 16 to 18 on average. While there are smaller women, they are far from the only people that are shopping for clothes. By keeping the larger women in mind, one is actually increasing his sales so that they can profit.
People of all sizes have a desire to feel good about themselves. One of the best ways to do this is by buying and wearing clothes that are stylish and flattering. This can be very hard for people when they have to look through all of the sizes that are way too small for them. With more styles being designed with larger people in mind, more people can be a part of the movement for positive change in standards of beauty. More fashion retailers are getting on board with the movement in style and beauty.
If there is one theme that is taking over in fashion, it is diversity. There is a lot of diversity that is coming to fashion. Diversity is also being promoted. For one thing, designers are beginning to realize that there are a multitude of tastes in the fashion industry. There are also many different sizes in the fashion industry. Many designers and fashion shows are thinking about bringing forth models of different sizes. This makes it a lot more inclusive for people that are looking to upgrade their wardrobe and feel better about themselves.
One of the best things about runway shows thinking about using models of various sizes is that it is breaking open the modeling industry. For one thing, the industry has always been using extremely thin models. Often times, this brings forth unrealistic standards of beauty which can bring about discouragement in individuals. Fortunately, runway shows are going to show models that are bigger and in different physical shape. This coupled with the fact that more designers are making clothes for larger people is a hopeful sign that fashion is starting to become all inclusive for people. After all, a large chunk of people are outside of the current size limits.
To make things even better, diversity is coming in the designs to menswear. As designers experiment with items for men, they are bringing forth some interesting results. Admittedly, this change is being met with some resistance in the form of social media. However, there are people that are on board with the change. It is only a matter of time before society sees such a change in the world where people are encouraged to be who they are and express themselves with fashion in the way that they want to express themselves without worry of any backlash.
For the longest time, menswear has been at a halt. Also, men were stereotyped as being rather indifferent to fashion. It is hard to tell which came first. However, masculinity has been fragile for a long time, and fashion was one of the biggest indicators of fragile masculinity. A man that was fashionable had some questions asked about him. However, this is slowly changing as men are gaining the courage to dress themselves up and get themselves in the best shape possible for various reasons. Men are taking interest in different fits and designs so that they can bring out their best look.
This newfound interest in menswear has inspired some designers and fashion retailers to come up with slightly alternative styles. This has resulted in the somewhat feminine styles that are found in fast fashion stores. As a matter of fact, some of these styles impress women to the point that they shop at the stores to buy them for themselves. One good thing about these changes occurring in fashion is that it allows men to experiment and look for their own style so that they can find something unique that they can be happy in.
The changes do not stop with what is available at fast fashion. There are designs that go very far into different territory. However, most of these designs go into the feminine territory. For instance, Beyonce got a piece from the Men’s collection of Palomo Spain. The items on the site seem like women’s clothing with a men’s label on it. Either way, one good thing about these new designs emerging is that it shows that designers are experimenting with menswear in order to see what they can come up with for men to enjoy. The best thing about these designs is that this could inspire men to be more artistic in the way they dress themselves.
The choice of clothing for many people is based on how much they want to stand out of the crowd. While celebrities and fashion models dress to be noticed, the biggest of the world’s population would like to be stealthy. Moreover, everyone would like to be at all times in control of privacy and the increasing surveillance efforts by security agencies don’t help much. The good news is that you can easily beat these efforts and stay off the radar by making the right choice of dressing.
Art Meets Technology
Technological advancements have made facial recognition and identity of unsuspecting individuals easier. Whether you are walking on the street, entering a shopping mall or even visiting an office, your face can be picked out and your identity revealed. The introduction of HyperFace textile print is thus a relief for the many people who would like to walk around without fear of cameras zooming in on them in search of their identity.
HyperFace was designed by Hyphen-Labs and Adam Harvey, who is based in Berlin. The print provides a computer with more than 1,000 options for facial recognition thus confusing it. In an interview, Harvey said that the textile print comes up with false faces for the computer, thus compromising its ability to settle on a single true face.
The more the security world gains from technological innovations and advancements, the more the human privacy loses. However, science and technology experts have found a match in artists such as Harvey and the all-female Hyphen-Labs team. As the years go by, clothes will not only be used for the original function of protecting the body from outside elements and as a means of expression and decoration but also protecting human personality and privacy.
Maternity photoshoots can be a hit or miss. Often they are beautiful snapshots that often show a mother-to-be in warm light and her hands on her growing belly. Other times maternity photoshoots can reflect a little humor like a shoot that shows a father pretending to inflate his wife’s belly with an air pump near a gas station in varying stages until her belly “pops” into a baby. Sometimes, however, they can be a little curious like a picture of expectant parents that is floating around social media that shows the father holding a baseball bat while the mother’s bare stomach is painted like a baseball. Fortunately the maternity photoshoots of singer and pop phenomenon Beyonce Knowles Carter fall on the tasteful end of the spectrum.
The star, who recently gave birth to a set of twins in the middle of June, has made the proverbial world stop twice this year with photo shoots meant to either announce her pregnancy or to celebrate the arrival of her two new children with rapper and businessman Jay Z. Given the scope and aesthetics of her maternity photoshoots you might argue that the star is revolutionizing the medium. The photo she chose to announce her pregnancy was part of a series posted to her website where she wore tasteful lingerie and posed like figures that have often been depicted in classic paintings.
In her most recent photo, which some have pointed out resembles the iconography of the Madonna with child, she leaned on a stylist named Zerina Akers to bring her concept of medieval and religious depictions of motherhood to life in a modern context. It was Zerina who selected the bright blue and lavender floral print robe designed by Spanish fashion house Paloma Spain that Beyonce wore in her portrait with twins Rumi and Sir Carter.
Leading up to the debut of his new album, Vic Mensa is shedding light on his own personal demons. The Chicago-born rapper has just released his new riveting music video “Rage.” In this video it appears that he is battling his inner self as he is involved in a plane crash and then suddenly plunges into the ocean. As the ocean is engulfed in flames Mensa manages to swim to shore. The symbolism of the video is to showcase the trials and tribulations of his personal life and how he has been able to overcome them as anyone should. The rapper states that “Rage” really set the vibe for the album The Autobiography which comes out July 28 featuring an insane lineup of artists including Pharrell, Weezer, Pusha T, the-Dream and Ty Dolla $ign. The rapper has stated that alliances with fellow rappers Kanye West and Jay Z helped jump start his career to what it has become today. In this week’s Highsnobiety.com article Mensa states “I think one of my biggest tools in my music is to be able to wake people up,to get motherfuckers thinking. Thinking in radical enough ways that they start acting. I want to get people to start thinking about everything. Thinking about themselves. Asking themselves questions about how they live and how people around them live. I don’t have any answers. All I can do is pose the question.” So what do you think? Will artists like Vic Mensa sir up conversation or controversy?
The fashion world is ever changing. Among the areas that are changing in fashion is menswear. There are plenty of new designs that are emerging for menswear. They can be very exciting and even beautiful to behold. The only drawback is that these items might seem a little feminine. Therefore, some men might be a little intimidated at the idea of wearing these outfits. For one thing, masculinity does have a very tight space. If one steps beyond that space, then they will risk being met with ridicule and other forms of backlash. The only issue is that fashion has been struggling for a while to attract men and one of the easiest ways is to come up with different designs.
Also, when it comes to whether or not men’s fashion is becoming too feminine, one does have to look at the history of men’s fashion in order to see what is really happening. For one thing, the suit and tie has not always been the iconic men’s suit. There have been tons of items that men wore in different eras and centuries that are not considered feminine products. Men have dressed in ways that were as varied as women were. It wasn’t until a relatively recent era that menswear has started becoming more uniform and monotonous.
Now, there are efforts to really bring menswear out of its monotonous state. There are designers that are experimenting with new designs for menswear. There are also different colors on these outfits. Among these designers is Palomo Spain which admittedly designs clothing that does not look typical of what men wear. Even Beyonce herself has bought one of these items from the men’s collection for herself to wear. It does seem to be getting to the point where menswear and women’s clothing are going to be interchangeable.
Men’s fashion and masculinity has a lot of strange mindsets placed on it. For one thing, the fashion of men has tons of limits compared to fashion for women. However, there are signs of some major changes coming to men’s fashion. As a matter of fact, these changes seem to be quite jarring in that they seem to be erring to the side of femininity. One example is the rompers that are made for men. At the same time, there are alternate styles to normal menswear that are popping up at various stores. Some people may find this to be concerning while others may find it to be rather hopeful and inspirational.
While department stores and mass merchandisers that sell general clothing may have only the basics, these very different forms of men’s clothing can be easily found in fast fashion stores like H&M. One interesting thing is that these clothes are designed in such a way that women are shopping for them. Women on social media often brag about shopping in the men’s section of fast fashion outlets. The changes do not stop at these types of stores, there are even more outlandish changes that are being shown with men’s fashion.
One example of very unique men’s fashion is from Palomo. While these items are worn by male models, they do have a very feminine appearance that grabs the attention of women. Beyonce herself has picked up an item from this collection. When looking at the item she has on, the last thing that they would think is that it comes from a menswear designer. For one thing, it is not the typical suit and tie that has come to be associated with menswear. At the same time, these designs may be a little ahead of its time for menswear.
It can be very hard to find the type of clothes that one likes. For one thing, people have to look through many different stores in order to find the type of style that they are interested. However, when people find the type of style that they want, then they are one step closer to their goal of wearing these types of clothes. There seems to be some form of magic at play when one is wearing the clothes that they like. This type of experience is actually rare among people given that there are people with all types of thoughts towards fashion.
When one wears the type of clothing outfit he or she wants, this person can experience all kinds of positive emotions. Of course there are tons of factors that play into how one would feel. Among these factors is the feel of the fabric. If the fabric feels comfortable, then this would add to the positive feelings one would get from wearing the type of clothes that is preferred. The only thing is that there are other things that the person may have to face if his or her style is not mainstream. She may have to deal with some kind of ridicule.
Then there is the possibility of having to deal with the envy of others because of one’s own sense of style. Even if one is not on trend with what he is wearing or is way outside of convention, he may be faced with envy because he has the courage to try something different and is not intimidated to the point of deciding to conform to established standards. Given that men have more rigid expectations in fashion, it can be quite intimidating for them to step outside of the norm in order to find their own style.
People who figure out their own fashion can choose their own style. This is one of the luxuries of having one’s own fashion sense. Also, one of the best aspects of fashion is that one gets to experiment the different looks. For one thing, she could think about how she feels in each outfit she wears. This allows her to really think about the type of clothes that she really wants to wear. From the serious feel of a professional suit to the ecstatic feel that one gets when wearing her favorite outfit, fashion has so many options for people to look through.
While it can be common to want to stick to convention, the best thing one can do with fashion is to challenge it and push the norms. This is one of the ways that fashion moves forward. When people dare to be adventurous with their fashion, then they can inspire and even bring forth some amazing results. While one of the common risks that people deal with is ridicule and rejection, there is just as much of a chance to inspire people. One of the best things that people experience when they dress in the way they want is that they will find themselves around people who like them for who they really are.
Of course there are also people who are going to try to change and redefine one’s fashion. The worst thing one can do is allow someone else to tell her what she should look like. In many cases, people have their own sense of fashion. Therefore, they are responsible for their own style. They have no place to be the fashion police. One good thing about fashion is that it is slowly moving towards a world where there is unlimited diversity in styles.