“A piece of clothing is a silent but visual maker of social identities and relationships. It has the ability to communicate multilayered messages that embody different meanings for different audiences simultaneously” (Hertz, Carrie).
Fashion as object, image, text, practice, theory and concept is much more than just a construction of design. It exists far beyond the spectrum of existing fabrication and materialism. I define fashion to be the second skin of any wearer- a tangible expression. I consider it to be unbiased as to reflect the constructions of one’s individuality. A person’s uniform is one of the most influential forms of visual representation of one self, serving as a manifestation of one’s existence. The nature of this is that, fashion is here to celebrate; to celebrate the complex global connections of our identities, histories, and cultures in the contemporary world.
Photos by Benjamin V.