I find our class discussions to be more interesting than most typical class discussions I have had. I feel this way because a lot of the topics and concepts are not completely direct. They require you to think and use your own ideas and experiences to create a better understanding of the material. Many times there is not one correct answer to the questions asked which leaves a lot of room for interpretation. Any confusion that I ever have usually gets clarified by talking it out within small groups or with the whole class.
I found this weeks discussion very interesting because it taught me more about concepts I thought I already understood. I thought I understood the differences between local and global fashions until the idea of ‘myths’ was discussed. Locally, many aspects of my fashion sense have been influenced by myths I have learned from my family and friends. I knew that I pick up on trends and styles that I see around me but I never realized all of the traditions I follow based off of my local fashion. Colors were a concept that came to mind when comparing myths locally and globally. In some cultures wearing pink can be considered masculine, while in my culture pink is considered more of a feminine color. Many men still wear pink in my culture but they usually wear it more subtly and less often than women do. I find it very interesting how these myths have such a strong impact on fashion around the world.