Our clothes, no matter how thin, serve as our barrier against the world. Practically speaking, we use clothes for hygienic purposes and to protect us from the weather. Figuratively though, clothes can even hide our insecurities and secrets from the world’s prying eyes. This is why clothes are such good indicators of who we are as persons. The way we dress not only reflects our personal style but sometimes, it also speaks of our character, moods, and issues.
I explored that concept in this look by mixing leather (often used to denote power) with the fragility of chiffon. The strappy harness shoes with the vertebrae heels completes the attitude of the look. For me, this communicates how as a woman, I am both fragile and powerful.
- Asymmetrical Chiffon and Cotton Top from Oxygen
- Leather Skirt from Underground Manila at The Ramp Crossings
- Vertebrae Shoes from Pill at The Ramp Crossings
I don’t know about you, but photos that don’t look so perfect appeal to me. I actually like the grainy, blurry qualities of these photos as it matches the dark mood that I wanted to portray. Of course, it’s partly because night-time shooting is really difficult especially with a normal digital camera but oh well, it worked out well in the end for me. 🙂
Do you guys share the same thoughts on clothing as protective covers? Let me know. Perhaps we can elevate this fashion discussion into something deeper and more philosophical. 🙂