can i question you how would it sound if the world start wearing same colour te-shirt with same print and everything? fashion and style is a expression of celebration one’s own uniqueness.
Following fashion is important to the extent that it is part of who you are and where you are going.
You can follow fashion, relate it to your personal life but not necessarily “be in it” or have a closet full of innovative designs. For example, you might follow trends and trendsetters, know what designers are doing for the following season but stick to your regular jeans and t-shirt attire but have that special bag that keeps your look sharp and smart. I would consider that fashion.
Fashion is fun. Fashion is fab. Fashion is fodder for the masses; sometimes it’s junk food and sometimes it’s 3 star Michelin.
Fashion is commentary on our economy, our state of mind, our latest desires, possibly our latest fears. From what I’ve seen I observe that the trend for the summer is more “flowy” and more about color possibilities than I’ve seen before. It feels a little techie, modern, forward moving, less skinny pant restrictive, deconstructed, less defined, yet more decisive, interestingly enough, imo.
These observations feed my writing, feed my vibe, feed my creativity. In that respect it might be important. It could be said that it keeps me present, relevant and in the now. I like knowing the inspiration for today’s designs. Most come from the past; understanding evolution of design can be important. This translates to being cognizant about our own evolution. As a people and as individuals.
Some people love a particular era or period and almost exclusively dress in it. It could be there pieces are rare finds or actual vintage. Fashion is important in this regard because it speaks to the individual’s expression and who they are and who they want to be seen/known as. Fashion can be an important part of someone’s identity.
I feel people who follow trends aren’t so much into fashion as they are in expressing that they are just like everyone else. I know people who are pretty broke but wear high end logos to show the world otherwise. That isn’t fashion, that is just pretense.