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ALEXANDRIA CHANTILUKE

I think that fashion is an artistic form, just like sculpture, music, literature visual arts, etc. I have always believed that art has the power not only to document change but to start change because art has the power to speak to us as individuals. In this way I believe that fashion is extremely important as an outlet for self expression. I am able to use fashion to illustrate a story or convey a message as I have done with this collection ‘Swamp 81’. Another thing I love about fashion is that you can tell so much about the politics of an era by what people wear in it: for instance the Hip Hop subculture was revolutionary as an anti-establishment movement. Hip Hop fashion demonstrated people’s frustration with the status quo and their desire for change. Hip Hop fashion went hand in hand with other art forms of the era, graffiti street art and hip hop music, where societal shifts were made clear to people. However, I do think that fashion is perhaps even more important than other art forms as an outlet to document change because it’s the only art form that people carry on their bodies every day. Fashion literally makes contact with individuals and becomes a part of their personal expression, whether people realise it or not. This direct relationship between fashion and individuals makes fashion perhaps the most important art form and outlet to document change and to start change.

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AIM Magazine is a magazine that is entirely dedicated to fashion. It is a place where you will find stories about people from the fashion in...

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