I’ve been sitting at home for a long time and kept wondering how do bloggers and fashionistas get to know each other in person besides constantly supporting each other online and writing nice comments.
I always hear social influencers talking about the importance of attending events and socialising as much as possible, but I was never aware of what difference it could really make. It really got me to understanding that unless I go out and meet people, I will keep having these ‘online buddies’. So what I did was that I purchased three tickets straight away to different events which were about fashion and blogging.
To be completely honest I cannot explain how uncomfortable I feel of going out and meeting people that I’ve never seen in my life before. But when I actually went to these events and once someone approached me, it sort of clicked in my head.
What opened my eyes the most is how fashion and blogging have become so political it’s absolutely bananas. There is no more simple talk about how to edit your pictures or ‘make it out there’. The political and social environments are going crazy worldwide with the left parties taking over liberal Europe, the American election, Putin’s controversial stands… But regardless of which side you’re on, you can’t deny there’s a wave of revolution in the air.
People are simply becoming more and more interested in politics and want to know every single controversy that is happening out there.
Because of all the social media movement that is happening right now people feel empowered and they stand up to be heard. And I am not talking about quiet or low-key but literally all in your face. Prabal Gurung finalized his show with all the models, and himself, wearing slogan t-shirts. Public School had caps saying “Make America New York”. Or Dior “We should all be feminists” T-shirt.
I find it very interesting how a fashion is a force to become reckoned with, weather you are protecting women’s rights or showing political preferences.
Also there isn’t the big separating wall between womenswear and menswear like how it used to be. People can wear whatever they want on the street and instead of judging, everyone find it very interesting and cool. Even feminism can be shown through something else. No one looks at shapes and nice faces anymore but it’s all about the character and personality.
“It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.” – Alexander McQueen