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THE FASHION BANDIT’S PHILOSOPHY
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Dressing is expressing who you are.
Clothes are a universal language. It is a language you cannot help but speak no matter how much you claim you don’t care about clothes. No matter what you put on you’re sending out messages. Clothes are codes, giving out all kinds of information to a bigger or lesser extent: gender, age, interests, profession, nationality…By the clothes you are putting on in the morning, you are telling others who you are.
So are the clothes you are wearing telling the outside world who you really are – on the inside? To many people this might not matter too much, but to those of us whom it does, it matters a lot. And I know, from the massive feedback I’ve been getting for years, that there are many of you out there wearing clothes which you do not feel are telling who you really are. You would really like to dress differently, but it takes so much courage to face the general opinion.
So in my opinion there are too many rules, norms and generally accepted “truths” about how to dress. Stylists and fashion experts talk about creating your own style – but in all honesty: How true is this, if you really want to go outside the norms? If you want a much larger expression?
These rules, norms and “truths” are in the way of a free, personal expression of personality – and in the way of true creativity and playfulness!
Only you know who you are. That’s why YOU should decide how to dress – not someone other than yourself, not general opinions – and not the fashion police in the form of fashion experts.
Wear what you like – there is no correct way of dressing other than your very own.
So take inspiration from everything, everyone and every style you see, then turn it all into your own style! And if fashion rules, norms, trends, “ins” and “outs” are in the way of your own expression, break loose and ignore them. Experiment! Have fun!
Come on! Give fashion some humour!
The fashion world, fashion photography and the general way of presenting fashion need a new expression. They have become stale and are locked in the tradition of flawlessness and dignified beauty. I want to bring a fresh alternative to fashion photography and the fashion world in general: greater freedom, more fun and definitely more humour. In this I’m hoping to show the fashion world that these elements are not a threat to fashion, but a fruitful addition and inspiration.
Wear what you’ve got – anything can be styled.
Unique fashion design to me is pure art, and fashion designers true artists. To me it’s a true joy and honour to wear these pieces of art. At the same time, not having access to top design shouldn’t stop you from expressing yourself and creating your own style through clothes and accessories. If you haven’t got it or can’t afford it, take what you’ve got, use your imagination and assemble or style it until it becomes your own, unique expression.