Trends in Fashion and Anti-Fashion
Basically, fashion is a way of self-expression that implies a trending look. It includes clothing, footwear, makeup, hairstyle, body posture and lifestyle.
‘Anti-fashion’ is a term that encompasses a variety of styles of dress that are contrary to the mainstream fashion of the day. Some styles may stem from political or practical goals, while others may represent an attitude of indifference. Often clothing is used to convey social status and membership to a particular group. ‘Anti-fashion’ questions the use of beauty and artificiality in contemporary culture.
Anti-fashion is sometimes characterized by asymmetry, deconstruction, and recycling. It was inspired by current political situations and often featured performance. Many successful fashion designers have found ways to take the seeds of Anti-Fashion and convert them into commercial products.
Developed by artist Helen Storey and chemist Tony Ryan, Catalytic Clothing uses clothing as a catalytic surface, using nanotechnology and a new laundry detergent to remove pollutants from the air. By removing a small amount of airborne pollutants, Catalytic Clothing can help to reduce air pollution in large cities.
A pair of Catalytic Clothing jeans weighing a single pound could purify the air of an average four-year-old child, removing 0.5 grams of NOx per day. It also removes more NOx per unit area of fabric than most architectural surfaces.
Groovy has fallen out of fashion
Originally, the term “groovy” was used as a retro slang. In the late 1980s, it started re-emerging. In fact, the word “groovy” first appeared in a book written by jazz saxophonist Mezz Mezzrow in 1946. The term was also used in advertising spots for films in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
As the word “groovy” began to gain popularity, it was used to describe a turban adorned with jewels. It also used to refer to a summer vacation. However, the term has fallen out of fashion.