The gods of fashion

The gods of fashion speak every season.
They tell us what to wear and sometimes what not.
They help us craft artificial self-esteem:
we feel cool with ourselves
because we’re wearing that that they’ve prescribed for the day.
Declaring what to trend,
they ask us to sync with what’s trending
— feeding their fame and fortune.
But we have taken the red pill.

I still like my two-button, and not overly fitted, suits.
That one-button suits, with fitted fitting, are in now, will soon pass.
And for what? I would not try to tell.
We leave that for the gods of fashion.

Because their fashions are fickle, are the gods not fickle.
Trusted to be arbiters of style,
we give them power:
if we have to bother about how to wear ourselves
as they describe for winter, fall, spring, or summer.

You can’t beat the decent and the sensible, can you.
Principles the gods of fashion cannot overrule, by principle.
Some follow these, others try to redefine the fine.
Many claim a variable morality;
variable by the seasons, ‘artists’ whims, and volitional caprices.

Beauty makes sense.
And crazy isn’t beautiful.
It can’t be, by design.

Women Surely Need Many Shoes

For him, one shoe fits all;
All his suits fit one shoe.
He looks at it, he smiles;
Well polished, it looks great.
His mood doesn’t matter,
And he walks out.

For her, many shoes fit one;
Several fit one dress and a selection of jewellery.
Fewer would fit when makeup is considered,
And less, when a handbag or other accessories come into play.
Finally only one can be worn to the occasion,
Given the other variables and how she’s feeling that moment.

Certainly then, women need orders of magnitude more shoes than men.
Why they want to live with such complicatedness in the fashion domain is any woman’s guess. Apparently, they don’t have to cope with it. It’s a joy, and training they’ve mastered.

Thinking whether we need them ‘cos we love them, or we love them cause we need them. Or are they just to be loved for what they are or how they might match. Or…. [Gone off topic]


From Old to New

If old is that which was and no longer is, except in memory, then, new is what is, regardless of how long it has been. It is current.

If old is what is fading away; visible but no longer the fad or fashion, then, new is what seems to be becoming common, coming into fashion, or becoming the fad.

So that what is new might remain so or become old.
So that what is old might remain so or become new.

There’s a war now, evolutionary in nature, where the aspiring new seek to replace the current new, to so make it old; where the old seek to come back as new.

Marketers, advertisers, fashion houses and change seekers ask themselves these questions: How do we make the now new old? How do we make the old new again? How do we keep the new, new, and the old, old? How do we maintain our relevance, and business?