I thoroughly enjoyed listening to my classmates speak about their specific memories of when they first realized that fashion meant something. I watched videos from Bailey Harrington, Caitlyn Collins, Carly Erskine, and Christiana Contrada. I noticed many similarities in ways that we all spoke about realizing the importance of dress somewhere around the time of middle school to high school. Many of us introduced the fact that fashion is an outlet for individuality, confidence, and ultimately used as a tool to aid in finding out who you are and who you want to be. I thought it was interesting how Carly described the culture aspect of fashion and how fashion is incredibly important to each specific culture, particularly in eastern countries like Thailand and India where it is less about dressing for weather, but more importantly about respect. I could relate to Caitlyn when she talked about how in school she was more of an introvert and didn’t follow her peers when they displayed certain fashion statements such as popular brand names like Hollister and Abercrombie. She wore what she emulated from the celebrities and fashion icons and that set her aside from the crowd and instilled individuality. Christiana also introduced individuality when she described how fashion is used as a way to stand out and make a name for yourself, instead of being a connected as one to a twin, for example. This exercise included many similarities but differences as well in terms of experiences and viewpoints but we all agree that fashion calls upon two main key words, individuality and confidence.