I think fashion week is designed to be a major money maker for designers, magazines, models, and department stores. The flip side is creative knock-offs for those who cannot afford the “name-brand” and dissatisfaction with a sense of self. Other than the fashion world, cultures have always had their own style. Whether folks realize it or not, what you wear says a lot about what you believe about yourself and how you want others to see you. Think about middle school and high school and girls especially being critical of one another if they don’t wear what seems “appropriate” by their preset standards. As folks get older, the need to dress to impress becomes less important.
Attend a high school or college ballgame, whether it is football, basketball or baseball and you will see grown women, still locked into teenage mentality, dressed up to sell themselves. To many people, it may seem normal. To men, it means “I’m easy”. To me it is a cry from the heart. They think so little of themselves and that is the only attention received. God, our Creator, says we are clothed in righteousness (“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels” Isaiah 61:10) and while men look on the outside, God looks at the heart (“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” 1 Samuel 16:7). The heart is where all the beauty lies. It would be an amazing world if people looked at the hearts of others instead of the appearance. When you need to make changes in your life, work on making your heart beautiful and see how it changes your outward appearance.