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Fashion is Always Retro: 5 Summer Fashion Trends ( A Philosophical Approach)

We can feel summer already, which means it's time to dress for the heat. Crop tops and 90s fashion have been creeping in for awhile now. Here is a list of summer fashion trends-thought about and brought to you by philosophical thinkers.

1

The Crop Top

The Crop Top

"Today, every principle of identity is affected by fashion, precisely because of its potential to revert all forms to non-origin and recurrence. Fashion is always retro, but always on the basis of the abolition of the passé (the past): the spectral death and resurrection of forms. Its proper actuality (its 'up-to-dateness', its 'relevance') is not a reference to the present, but an immediate and total recycling."

JEAN BAUDRILLARD, Symbolic Exchange and Death

2

70s Stuff

70s Stuff

"Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts." -Marshall McLuhan

3

Frayed Skinny Jeans

Frayed Skinny Jeans

“The description of the garment of fashion is therefore a social fact, so that even if the garment remained purely imaginary, it would constitute an incontestable element of mass culture . . . the analysis of written clothing can also effectively pave the way for the invention of real clothing.” -Roland Barthes

4

90s Fashion

90s Fashion

"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months" -Oscar Wilde.

5

Boho Fashion

Boho Fashion

“And so art is everywhere, since artifice is at the very heart of reality. And so art is dead, not only because its critical transcendence is gone, but because reality itself, entirely impregnated by an aesthetic which is inseparable from its own structure, has been confused with its own image. Reality no longer has the time to take on the appearance of reality. It no longer even surpasses fiction: it captures every dream even before it takes on the appearance of a dream.”
― Jean Baudrillard, Simulations (Semiotext

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