Сочинение "Как история повлияла на моду" на английском языке.
How is fashion influenced by history?
What do people usually think about when they hear the word “fashion”? Probably, their associations are: famous expensive brands, clothes, shoes, bags, and other fashionable accessories. Society get used to thinking that way about fashion, however, fashion is like a book which can help us to understand the history, traditions and lifestyle of particular time.
Throughout the history and all its changes fashion has greatly influenced humanity all over the world. What people wear often characterizes who they are and what they are doing for a living. At the first glanc a person is usually evaluated not by intellect or character, but he or she is estimated by appearance. The beauty and accuracy of clothes, headwear, and shoes are emphasizing the best features of a person; all these factors were as a “visiting card”, which showed others nobility and wealth, national and lineage belonging, age and marital status of a person.
More often we are studying the history in a global meaning (political, economic and social development of different countries in different periods of time). But the uniqueness of spiritual aspects of cultures is underestimated. But in fact nothing can express the history of humanity, its uniqueness and mode of life. It is known that fashion is subject to quick changes; and there are hundreds of factors, which are contributing to fashion, and its changes, tendencies, directions and preferences. It could be war, famine, politics, photography, music, and others. For example, one of the most significant events is The 1st World War, which strongly influenced fashion. Huge amount of male population went to war and did not return. In its turn women stopped to perform domestic obligations and became the representatives of “male” professions. Consequently, fashion had to adapt to these significant changes and take a more practical approach.
Or if to take into account The 2nd World War in 1939, in that time all raw materials and products were in big deficit. Thereby, fashion changed, but nevertheless, people needed to be fashionable; it is in our nature to create and enjoy the beautiful. Therefore, fashion of The 2nd World War had to be acceptable and simple. It should be such clothes, which already were in a wardrobe. Many males and females wore their uniforms as they were the best articles of clothing. In other words, people used all possible resources to be closer to fashion.
Verba volant, scripta manent.
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