The Continuation about fashion icons: Discovering ideas, experiments and new bits fall into the puzzle
(Introduction: Continuing the thoughts from the last article, here in this bit we examine how style progressed for the humans unknowingly. This gradual and slow shift in the lifestyle in-turn gave birth to new style fashion icons even without knowing the changes they were making. Fashion in those times was not even a remote idea nor had it caught the attention of the mass. But in reality people making an effort to look good, appear better and stay fine was infact an evolving fashion subconscious awakening. Furthermore, humans had begun to evolve as a species itself. From a single race of beings, they were ready to take the center stage to the most ‘expansive evolution’ the universe had yet seen. So it was an inevitable hidden fact that ‘fashion too had its pre-historic evolution’ not seen yet, not understood yet but it was happening then and there.)
It is not yet explained when the actual word ‘Fashion’ was bought into usage, but the essence and core of it has been there from the time humans started to beautify themselves (or even earlier than that). We might never know the origins of the real conception of the concept of fashion icons dating far away behind time. But the fact that we see decorative items tracing back to the start of humanity is a good base. Interestingly, we can assume that fashion, fashion icons and styling was atleast a tiny part of our ancestors of those eras.
Also it’s an awe-moment when we reflect on the instances when early humans swapped over their animal-skin scabbard to get some shiny stones for adornment to the ultra-humans in modernity (where they exchange virtual currency amassing possessions that may or may not be a pressing requisite for their existence). This is just an illustration to show how the naked pre-historic humans have advance and progressed to be the sophisticated recent version that we are today. Furthermore, shopping (or searching in those times) was basically done to get what was an immediate necessity for survival. Or let’s say getting something a bit extra as a guilty pleasure. It’s in stark contrast to our present point where things have moved into a materializing diversion where gathering affluence and belongings are just done for a higher rank in the public eye. This is such a severe disparity to the instance when our archaic ancestors measured an extra lustrous chunk or an inversely warped shoot a sign of riches. (In a lightened sense our forefathers might be rolling in their graves seeing this current situation). Taking all the above into consideration, its quiet a no brainer to understand that fashion statements and fashion icons have been an interest from the earliest eras.
Connecting the dots:
As an instance, let’s consider the detail that a contemporary plain sleeveless sheath tunic/pinafore. This may be a successor to the first ever attires (in a right shape) that the humans might ever had (fluid to a definite extend, uncomplicated to craft and very effortless to handle). This makes us conclude that, out of every effects and impact that can be made on the thought of the progression of fashion, basics and early utility styles will alwayshave an impact on the fashion icons and thus influence the general mass. Equally, the life of the modern man has seen a growing swell into the back-to-the-roots/nature statement. Fashion too is taking this affirmation sincerely and is in a comfortable pre-historic/retro chic element in almost all of its aspects. Interestingly for many, when the expression ‘Fashion icons’ is made, it simply denotes to a term in connection with the clothing and gear worn. But, what numerous don’t know is that this word has developed in leagues ahead from the time when it was related to just a clothing to cover the body. Today fashion icons connects the dots of all things related to garments, its subsidiaries and everything linking a general human lifestyle.
Also, its quiet intriguing to think that the first ever humans (be it our prehistoric forefathers to HomoSapiens ancestors and every of the other species in our evolution) would create something out of their helplessness and it would continue to influence our lives millions of years after. Be it the primitive bark kilt or the leaf tunic to the most modern silk sarong and the wool dress, progression of fashion, its icons and the uses have come a very long way with the basic concept of its use staying almost the same.
Also, early humans just used embellishments as a little extra to their urgent inevitability like a shiny pebble as a closure to their primeval shift or a patterned root to hold on to their rough made animal skin skirt. But today the evolution of fashion has reached to such a stage that diamonds hold a silk shirt together and a platinum belt decorates the waist of a cashmere skirt. In a way it’s so magical at the same time really mystifying to see this patterned advancement of a fashion statement.
Fashion has always been in the blood of our ancestors, in a primitive way. And with that they found ways of expressing themselves apart from paintings and carvings. Subsequently, little by little our modern way of fashion had its evolution too making our ancestors and our predecessors mini fashion icons. Making a conclusion, let’s put it this way- For our forefathers, “while art and its ancillaries weren’t adequate in passing on the thoughts of a new found liberated psyche, fashion was the subsequent switch to embrace on to. Nevertheless, it’s an indisputable actuality that art and fashion co-inhibit in the carefree universe of imagination and expressions irrespective of the era it is in”. Whether it is the BC or the AD episodes, humans will forever be entwined with art and fashion. Fashion is a term where ideas go forth and back to be influenced and to influence, and this process will be in the mode of continuity as the inspirations have the mystic power of arresting concepts from the start of time