Sunday, July 17, 2011

TEFFILOSOPHY VOL.4 x THE MATERIALIST VS. THE FASHION-CONNOSSIEUR

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Some time ago, I tweeted extensively about the distinction between individuals who characterize themselves as fashion-heads versus actual dedicated fans of fashion. How I see it is: if you're not equipped with the knowledge of the different species of fabrics, textures, myriads of patterns, stitches, etc., please refrain from spewing, " I have a fashion for passion" out of your mouth. Honestly, I come across a lot of "blogs", specifically on tumblr, and there's seemingly a consistency in their disclaimers. "H&M, Forever 21...I just LOVE fashion". First of all, the devil wears Forever 21. Then, there's "Gucci, Prada, Louie*, that's all I'm about." First of all, it's spelt "Louis". With an S. The S is silent. It's French. Secondly, the definition of fashion is not restricted within the realms of Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters or anything of that sort. Neither is it restricted within the realms of Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and so on. Many fail to acknowledge that fashion is art, therefore it knows no limits. That same confused bunch often mistake admiration of an outfit with the substance behind it. There's materialism, then there's passion-filled-admiration. Most self-proclaimed fashion-heads are overly-dedicated materialists. Not saying that fashion-connossieurs are not materialistic, but their adoration for the art of fashion dives so deep, they go as far as learning the skeleton of it. The connossieur prides his/herself on wielding knowledge of the fabric they're wearing, the materialist only cares to know whom designed it and what year, and so on and so forth. Price doesn't determine worth, nor does it determine quality. Besides, most of the time, you're paying for the brand-name and not for the actual clothing item. Excuse me if I got too deep. Actually, don't. Perhaps, you should replace "materialistic" and every variation of it with "surperficial."
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3 comments:

Jen said...

Actually want to print this out and hand out to half the bitches in London.
LOVE this post, more please.

Jen xx
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Joy said...

Looovvveee this! Love how deep you went. To most fashion is this glamorous thing that everyone wants to be a part of with out understanding it.

teffTHEdon said...

thank you ladies for reading and sharing! I had to shine light on this topic, y'know.

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