The Sociology of Fashion

Fashion has a sense of the power of influence whether it is a political statement like celebrities wearing all black at the Oscars saying “Times Up” for the #Me-too movement to stop sexual harassment in Hollywood everywhere to 1966 where the crew from Black Partner was rocking all black and leather fighting for social justice. Fashion is more than just a pretty materialistic picture. It is a significant statement for something more from cultural customs and religious acts. For many years, fashion plays a factor in the form of conformity within cultural groups and the act of being fitting and individuality within a group. For example, we all have eras of our fashion evolution good and bad. From me dressing emo in seventh grade from me dressing a preppy school girl in my eighth-grade year to now.  It is like I am an entirely different person. You know why it is because I was trying to fit in and be the person that people want me to be. Fashion contributes to social construct and labels. It puts a label on us and it gives you an impression on what people see you in the world whether it is a positive or a negative connotation. In today’s world, the fashion industry the social concept is rapidly promoting to make economic success by making society restrictions and turning them into acceptance in order to promote body positivity, gender inclusivity, and diversity in comparison to the fashion industry 50 years ago. The media has created connections between any culture or country. Fashion is not only a reflection of our everyday lives, roles, and experience, but it is also the base of generations and generations of bringing people together to express their individuality.