Now while I was surfing the web, something oddly enough that I do not do on a regular basis anymore with the majority of my time online spent watching movies. So when I came across this article online I was thought it would be a important reference to how fashion or more specifically clothing can have social repercussions. In the introduction of Re-Orienting Fashion brought up the ideas of how economic practices, political views and public opinion are all influenced by how the people who participate act and dress from the fashion icon Princess Diana to the lowly office worker trying to impress his/her boss.
Big Corporations feel the sting of fashion as well, and how it can affect public opinion. In the Article I read, H&M and Walmart were found to have destroyed unsold clothing and thrown it out instead of the usual donation policy.
Now this story will have an impact on these two companies, a statement that even they are considered part of the Fashion world they have done this uncharitable, wasteful, some may call evil act. The actions of people has an impact on their fashion, In the example of Imperialism the West was strong and powerful so many people adopted the Western dress in order to be a part of that idea of power and advancement even though clothing has nothing to do with physically with power. Although I do admit a good power suit ensemble can make anyone more intimidating.
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Niessen, Sandra and Ann Marie Leshkowich and Carla Jones Eds. 2003, Re-Orienting Fashion: the Globalization of Asian Dress. New York: Berg Publishers