Crew-neck cotton sweatshirt with full front embroidered flamingo
Art has always been an evoked passion of mankind. Although the Bible mentions embroidered veils and Homer makes reference to the embroiderers of Sidon, as well as the work of Helen and Andromache, the art of embroidery has its origins even further back in time, in China, where it was used as a form of decoration for the most luxurious clothes.
“Fashion is symbolic, expressive, creative and coercive,” It is a powerful way to convey politics, personalities and preferences for whom and how we love.
Fashion encourages profound rebellion and defiant self-definition. Yet fashion can simultaneously repress freedom by introducing and disciplining the body and by encouraging a problematic consumer culture.
We are immersed in a culture that encourages judgments about women and women’s bodies whether we’re feminists or not. When we talk about women’s bodies, self-confidence and fashion choices, there is always a serious political component to the discussion.
Fashion is often used to show a rebellion from the status-quo, “fashion as a means of protest and resistance has been going on for decades. “Fashion remains a potent space of imagination and exploration in which dominant ideas about identity, gender and sexuality can be played with and contested.”