Monday Fashion: Style vs Fashion

I just came across a fascinating article on the difference between style and fashion. To sum up, style is one’s personal way of dressing & expressing oneself through clothing and accessories, while fashion is the current trend in clothing, set by clothing designers, seen on runways, and owned by the rich.

An metaphor from the article:

We can compare high fashion to 5-star restaurant dishes that show innovation, creativity, and expertise. A plate of soft-boiled quail eggs with a side of liquid nitrogen ice cream will look exquisite and show a great deal of culinary competence, just as so many gowns and suits on the runway look like moving works of art. However, there is something to be said for hot dog vendors, deli owners, and grandma’s kitchen. They may not make particularly progressive dishes, but their food is still delicious and meaningful. Their food may not be fashionable, but it has style. It is unique to them, and it is recognized as something special.

Click here to read the rest of the article on Paste Magazine.

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