Part of the reason fashion interests me so much is that, while its metamorphic qualities can be construed as "disposable", i prefer to think of it as kind of evolving, instead. perhaps that's just me grasping at straws to explain my love of something many people either don't care about or dismiss as the obsession of teenage mallrats. fashion is such a snapshot of the mindset of the culture that creates it - free-spirited, decadent 20's freeing people from the constructive fashions of the decade before, 90's minimalism as a counterpoint to the excessive greed-is-good abundance of the 80's. what differentiates it from what's more conventionally seen as art is that, while i would argue that the fine arts and literature, too, are shaped by the mood of the culture, fashion is specifically that.

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