A time I felt out of place was when I went to a banquet for a scholarship I was receiving. The reason I felt out of place is because I was the only person receiving the scholarship who was wearing sneakers. I was wearing a pair of black and white Air Jordan 1’s. The rest of the people receiving their scholarship were wearing dress shoes fitting in. I couldn’t do anything to deal with it so I tried my best to embrace my aesthetic. Regardless, I couldn’t knock the feeling of being uncomfortable and not wanting to be seen. What I learned from this situation is if I’m being awarded something important I’m going to dress appropriately with the proper attire and shoes.   


Fashion in media

Media has a direct affect on what’s going on around fashion today. The impact of media says the world of fashion is composed of what is luxurious and pricey. For example, if you’re not wearing something luxury then it’s not highlighted as much. Locally you can see the impact of this because people want to wear Louis Vuitton and Gucci because it’s a sense of high class and prestige. Personally, through media I see the nature of fashion being expensive because the more expensive it is the less attainable it is for others. Furthermore, you can see the culture of fashion being pushed by celebrities today because they are already being praised for what they do. It’s easy to say that the world of fashion is found and influenced by celebrity culture. For example, Kanye West is a celebrity that has a huge influence in fashion, anything that he wears whether it’s his collection or another designer is instantly talked about in blogs. However, different sources of media can definitely present different types of worlds in fashion. For example, what we see in a blog called Hypebeast might be expose different collections than GQ because each of their target audience is different. All in all, the world of fashion is heavily influenced by these celebrities, blogs, and the people who follow them.



What do we know is fashion?

I think it’s going to be difficult to pinpoint all of the characteristics of a certain fashion segment in the zeitgeist analysis. However, the interesting part of a fashion trend is seeing where certain movements stem from. This term I believe I will learn a lot about trendsetting and the underlying framework of fashion in society. I’m extremely excited to learn about what I don’t know about fashion and then apply into my life. Although, I’m a tad bit scared of learning about certain aspects of fashion that aren’t exactly what it seems today.  What is obvious to me about fashion is that it stems from certain emotions that us humans are feeling and in a sense we apply that to what we wear. Moreover, I’m beginning to discover that there is a lot of components to create a fashion movement, which the zeitgeist analysis showed me. Lastly, I look forward to completely understanding the components to create a movement in fashion