The Propensity to Self Subversion in Fashion Models by truth4reviews


									The Propensity to Self Subversion in Fashion Models

What…is it likely that we can change our fashion styles to reform our
mind, or the way we think? Truly, someone is giving us a full-line of
hogwash. But, wait…perhaps these theorists are on to something.

Fashion shows are indulgent spectacles filled with opulence and grandeur.
Year after year, they draw countless thousands to admire the amazing,
sometimes strange fashion statements being made by designers the world
over. And, although the fashions do not readily translate to real life
and the makeup and accessories are overdone, the fashion shows are still
making obscene amounts of money. Fashion show headlines have prominent
placement, product sponsors bang down designers doors and models are paid
a small fortune to walk down the runway. What perpetuates this
phenomenon? One could say it is the propensity to self-subversion.

Fashion has always been about starting new trends and changing the way
people look at fashion. Designer’s lines are guarded like national
treasures for fear that if someone sees them be for the unveiling that
the idea will no longer be fresh and groundbreaking. Despite all of this,
fashion is still a weak form of self-discovery. Fashion moreover has
become about attention and shock value as opposed to actually creating
wearable trends. The fashion lack substance as they have no real
significance after the fashion show itself.

Fashion shows are probably not, what Albert Hirschman had in mind when he
wrote “A Propensity to Self-Subversion” but the applications can still be
used. A desire to change is present yet very few people are willing to
step to the forefront and make the changes happen. Take into
consideration the behavior of sheep. Sheep mostly prefer to spend their
time grazing together in a field until the shepherd sees fit to make them
do otherwise. However, in the instance where one sheep decides to go off
on a new path the other sheep will likely follow his lead with out

People are quite like sheep in their tendency to follow the lead of
people around them. If someone famous and influential decides to start
wearing flamboyant fashions off the catwalk and make them mainstream then
the consumers will follow their lead. If businesses decide to raise their
prices because they state that, their product is more in demand then
people will pay the price to get that sought after product. Most ordinary
people have no problem with following others without regard to their own

Self-subversion can lead people to break out of the norm and blaze their
own trail. They can choose to pursue the at times, overwhelming need to
follow a different path. Breaking free from the norm can help people
avoid the discontent and apathy that often come from repressing the urge
to be different. Even though society expects conformity, it cannot be
denied that each person is different. Those who are not content to follow
the norm should be encouraged to lead the way to new ideas and trends.
Exercising self-subversion will lead to new experiences, greater
understanding of self and greater knowledge of the world around them.
Try something contemporary with your dress and hair. Do it gradually
until you are additionally comfortable with the contemporary style. Soon
it will be trouble-free to make similar changes on different levels.
These may imply simplistic notions. When you make fashion statements that
change your ordinary style, it builds your self-esteem and confidence as

By keeping the same style, you only encourage a lazy expression that
welcomes doubt, insecurities, confusion, etc. Thus, the purpose of this
model is to reform the way you feel and think by focusing on the self-
subversion fashion models.

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