In 2014 i vowed to myself “i WILL learn french by the end of this year, then when I’ve completed that i will learn Spanish, then Mandarin”. Its now 2016 and as i look back i realise that it was quite an overly ambitious statement. i had made this vow to myself After watching this video of model Camille Rowe teaching me how to speak french i remember thinking “wow this language is so beautiful…surely i can do this!” However it was over before it started. The app Duolingo was a great but i think my lack of diligence definitely killed the dream of fluently speaking my way throughout the streets of [paʁi] (that the pronunciation for french btw).
Despite my efforts something remained to be seen which was my interest in languages other than english and i do not doubt that one day i will be able to have a conversation in another language. So Learning a language for me whas not easy and it made me wonder.. what is the language of Fashion?
Fashion is …
1.a popular or the latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behaviour.
and Language is…
1.the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way.“a study of the way children learn language”
a non-verbal method of expression or communication.“body language”.
This makes me wonder, is it possible for fashion to create or promote a language? Or is it that what we wear is actually the language? That the clothing we wear, the way we style our hair and the way we present ourselves is actually a non verbal method of expression and communication – that me a 19 year old Fashion and communication Student has a personal language or form of communication that is only expressed through my style. So a person needs to know a language in order to speak and to communicate what they want to say and in the same way a person might perceive their style as the only language they know that can communicate what they want say.
So the question is – What language do you speak?