|To Be Fashionable or to be Oneself is a Personal Choice|
|Written by Yva Lauten|
|Saturday, 16 December 2006|
Beauty, celebrity, and money are all a part of our life in society. To some it is their life style, to others is the luxury they cannot afford. Let us start by saying that there are three possible kinds of fashion and respectable fashion designers – catwalk fashion, the haute couture and every day fashion.
Designers belonging to the first group are pure artists who create clothes for visual pleasure rather than for any practical use whatsoever. They are all undoubtedly talented people. One admires their creative capabilities, ingenuity, and imagination.
Internationally recognised designers stand out in their ability to use all sorts of materials, create intricately shaped designs from anything, including metal planks, cables, switches and plastic. The products of their creation will never see the light of day. One cannot blame the poor model for not being able to walk more than fifteen metres down the cat walk without stumbling along because of the silk laces tying her heels. This would be the designer’s lost touch with reality. It is clear that these sandals will never be worn at a VIP party and definitely not in the street. A fashion show is a part of entertainment, like a concert, ballet or other aesthetic event after which the performers put their clothes down and leave them in the wardrobes.
It is important to remember that the three different types of fashion exist and to never confuse them or their uses. The podium fashion belongs to the podium and nowhere else. The “haute couture” is wonderful if you can afford it. Maybe it is not a bad idea to have one or two items for special occasions that come from prestigious brands and carry their labels. However, most of the time you will find out that you simply cannot afford to have them. And it is not a bog deal. Being fashionable means wearing good quality clothes in which YOU look good. For this, you have to look for clothes made by a designer whose name does not flash in fashion magazines, but is familiar to you and for a good reason. The designer that makes clothes for YOU is there you just have to find him or her. Good luck!
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