“It’s so frustrating when people say, ‘I’m not interested in clothing’. You know, what they mean is, ‘I don’t want to appear to care about clothes.’ ”
I’ve long held the belief that everyone who gets dressed in the morning has an opinion about fashion, whether they realise it or not.
What seems to many to be a necessary but trivial afterthought is actually a lot more telling than you’d realise.
Our choices, whether conscious or not dictate how we choose to present ourselves to the world.
And it would seem that I’m not alone with these thoughts…
‘Women in Clothes’ is a collection of essays, conversations, pictures and testimonials from more than 600 women talking about how clothes shape or reflect them.
Some of the names you may recognise (Cindy Sherman, Lena Dunham and Molly Ringwald) but the vast majority are from women of all ages, some anonymous, others not, who share their stories about clothing as intimacy, emotion and memory.
It steps beyond the often intimidating world of fashion magazines and gets to the heart of how fashion plays a part in all of our live, posing questions like:
Do you think you have taste or style? Which one is more important?
What is your cultural background and how has that influenced how you dress?
How does money fit into all this?
The result is a wonderful book that is funny, painful, vulnerable but ultimately empowering.
Keen to hear more?
Follow the link below for all the details…
Women In Clothes, $18.98
by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapto
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