7 April 2014
I haven’t been here in a while now. But it doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about it. In fact I have been thinking a lot about fashion, trends, fashion people, colours, designers and everything that has anything to do with fashion. I have been trying to figure out where it all leads, where I am headed with my accessories and why I have been so indecisive when it came to creating my own clothes. It has been whirling around in my brain for some time and now it all started to accumulate and to create a clear idea and an answer to all my wondering about myself and my role in all of this.
To create is to give and you have to be very careful about what you give to others. Not for the sake of you, but mainly for the sake of others who will utilize what you have given to them in any way it is meant to be utilized. Be that to be worn, carried or simply just admired. The energy and the meaning you put in your creation, is the energy and the cause the person using it will acquire and give to others as well. That is why it is called creating. Because you don’t just create the specific thing you set up to create. You create a reaction to that thing, and reaction is infinite. You create a butterfly effect of your own emotions, of your own energy and of the forces that drive you. You basically create the world. And here comes the most important question a creative person has to ask themselves. What kind of world are you creating?
Are you creating a hopeful, peaceful, loving world? Or are you creating destruction, war and frustration? What is it that you put into your creations? What is the force that drives you to create? What is your legacy to the world?
Creative people, ask yourself - what is in your mind and heart when you create? Are the feelings positive? Because if they’re not, I beg you to burn everything you have just created! I mean think about it. Why would anyone wish to have your frustrations and anger? Nobody wants that. We all want to be happy and to enjoy our lives right?
This thought comes even more into place in fashion. Have you ever thought about what you wear? What kind of energy did the person creating it put into your clothes and what kind of emotional baggage did you get along with your new dress? Let’s do an example.
A designer creates a collection of clothes with a specific woman in their mind. That woman is a business woman, who leads a fast life, she is self-sufficient, and she wants to go to a party after work and not worry about going home to change. Sounds nice at first, but think about it again. What is the real story behind this? That woman is emotionally frustrated because she has no time for personal life. Instead of going home to her loved ones she goes to a party and gets herself drunk to forget about everything that is missing in her life. She goes home alone, or maybe with a guy she’s meat for the first time, because she wants to fill that emptiness inside her at least for a short period of time. Then she wakes up in the morning angry, frustrated and ready to destroy everyone she sees at work that day. She puts on another dress made just for her kind and goes to war. But in the end, she’s basically lonely and wasting her life.
Now tell me - do you want to be that woman? Really? Because that dress was made for that woman. And inside it, you’ll become that woman.
Or would you rather buy your clothes from a designer who had a different woman in their mind. A woman who is in touch with herself, a woman who is peaceful and loving. A woman who deals with her emotions as an adult rather than an infant. A woman who is essentially happy. Would you rather be this woman? I know I would.
So to get back to my question. Why have I been indecisive about creating clothes. My idea about what I wanted to create wasn’t clear. I was always wondering about the woman I wanted to create for and what I wanted to give to the world. Sometimes, I started to create a collection which never got finished because I didn’t really feel it. Because I was creating for all the wrong reasons. I never knew what was the thing stopping me from finishing it. Now I know. Subconsciously I didn’t want to give that kind of energy to the world. I wanted to give something positive. I wanted my clothes to have a meaning. And I’m happy that I’ve found it. Now I haven’t made a new year’s promise to myself for this year. But this is my birthday promise to myself for life. I promise that everything I create will resonate and give: peace, love and joy.