Should we be worried? Are we imitating others? Why does it feel so good? Many questions pop up when we are talking about a trend. Trend is part of fashion, fashion is part of style, they all connect, they all deliver, & the results are breath taking. Should we be worried? Our society has shaped its own trend to some degree, there are those who lead/dare & those who follow/wear just for the sake of following. Should we choose to lead or follow is a matter of personal choice. There is a fine line between chic & trashy, its all based on one’s interpretation in regards to what you would relate to & possibly wear. This topic has been on my mind for quiet sometime, & finally got an inspiration to start writing. In my personal view wearing Chic clothes doesn’t always make you Chic, even if the word “Chic” is applied to your life style. Being “Chic” means applying the term throughout your life style not just in your clothes. Being “Chic” is having it all, the furniture, the clothes, the method of transportation, the choice of words you use with your fellow friends, the type of environment you surround yourself with, & the certain dinning standard. Those are some of many fields you could implement your “Chicness” in. The certain type lifestyle you choose to live portrays your personality on many levels. I’m talking about individuals who live that certain lifestyle for themselves, to satisfy their own being other than a show off. Individuals who show off in my opinion suffer from some sort of lack of personality; they seek validation from others to feel fulfilled in their lives.
Are we imitating others? The group that implements their own unique selective lifestyle doesn’t imitate others, they choose it, own it & make it a trend, your own personal unique trend. The choice whether or not people around would follow you is a matter of their own choice, you’re leading your own trend here, and you’re not a follower. You could wear the simplest clothes but that only express’s the type of person you are, concluding that you’re a person who lean’s toward simplicity where as for instance, a loud person would wear bold strong colors expressing his loud personality & so on. What I’m trying to say here is that your personality plays a vital role in shaping the trend of lifestyle or even clothes you choose to wear. The fine line between imitating & leading is drawn here, it’s a matter of your choice whether to follow or lead. A “Chic” person is a person who leads.
Why does it feel so good? It feels good on many levels because you’re leading your own trend here, your own lifestyle & individuality. From choosing that certain unique piece of furniture, you’ve already chose over something that everyone already owns to that certain group of classy friends you choose to surround yourself with automatically makes you fulfilled on those fields. Its not mainly about materialism. You’re not like the usual who follow others in the way they act, dress, & carry on a dialog. Chic meaning "stylish" or "smart” is an element of fashion implementing sense of uniqueness & a certain type of lifestyle. Being unique in your own style, having educated open minded group of friends & being able to carry on an adult conversation automatically makes you attractive. That’s in regards to my own theory & many would agree with what I’m implying here. I personally salute those who stepped up their game & dared the norm.
New comers? we’ve all witnessed those new comers, those new local designers uprising to a field once was dominated by a certain group of designers. They reached a new vast platform of new comers. Those young local designers offer diversity & most get their inspirations from designers and designs that have already been out for quiet sometime. I totally support those new comers & the effort, but whether they could call themselves a reliable brand, that’s still not clear. Individuality & uniqueness takes anything to a whole new level & that’s what everyone should embrace especially new comers. Embrace your “Chic’ness” allow it to shape the way you dress, dine, choose furniture, hold a mature conversation & choose the type of people you surround yourself with. Make it a trend, live it, breath it, wear it.
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”