Sunday, September 06, 2009

Fashion is a form of ugliness?

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. ~Oscar Wilde
harajuku-fashionI don’t know if you agree with Wilde there, besides he’s speaking in the fashion of his era –the 19th century. However, if you look closely at fashion trends these days, you will notice that he seemed to be commenting relevance today.

With money to spare (well, even those who don’t), anyone can easily go to a cosmetic surgeon for physical enhancement or alteration. Easy. Quick. Though not cheap. It’s the trend.

We are species that are never satisfied on how we look. We spend more time looking at ourselves in the mirror than introspection or how the world looks these days. We spend more money on fashion accessories, cosmetics and cosmetic surgeries, clothes and jewelries rather than investing on our health. Why? Because we don't want to look ugly. Or because we don’t want to be left behind. We always wanted to look better than the Joneses. As if we always uglier than our neighbor and thus we need to change how we look more often to satisfy our ego.

Fashion can be rightly called a form of ugliness if we fail to appreciate what real beauty is.

Am I making sense? If I am not, poked me please.