The Philosophy of Fashion Design
The series of fashion designs presented in this Look Book is inspired by the many readings I have read throughout my educational career and the thoughts sparked by them. As one progresses through the designs in the order presented, one is taken through my mindset starting from four years ago, and ending with the present. This series illustrates how my thoughts have changed over time and which philosophies have stayed the same thus far. Each piece metaphorically alludes to specific plays, books, and other readings and symbolically reflects my personal opinions and thoughts or significant changes in perspective of each. Elements of each design like the cut and fit of an outfit as well as color and patterns of cloth or embellishments like beading, lace, and accessories (jewelry/shoes etc.) will all reflect my opinions or changes in opinions towards a specific topic (philosophical or otherwise life-related).
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Five: Epicurean Couture – Epicurus is the “live in the moment”, #YOLO kind of person. That philosophy encouraged one to indulge in pleasure for happiness. This ideology is a bit of a parallel to the first Of Juliet, Love, and Happiness outfit. While the first outfit portrayed love as impractical and innocent, the pleasure-seeking aspect of an Epicurean lifestyle would include more powerful feelings as the red cloth suggests. Living in the moment also entails embracing everything life offers including the extreme highs and lows of falling in love. The red represents the strong emotions and the bold tone of the color suggests the positive emotions affiliated with love. The black lace that sort of fades into the bold red is more like the negative feelings associated with heartbreak. Pleasure-seeking is a relatively simple and straightforward approach to life, so it’s less constricting, hence the simple, airy skirt. I think love can bring about the greatest joy in people, but because of that ability to lift people so high, it can also drop people twice as low. Thus, one should indulge in Love, as it’s almost like a necessary evil to bring amount the most happiness. When one is happy and in love, one does not need to worry about heartbreak as it has yet to happen.
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