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Faking the real you.

Transsexual writer Kate Bornstein once wrote that the driving forces in our culture are “the need for a recognizable identity, and the need to belong to a group of people with a similar identity.” (Bornstein 3) Since fashion is a manifestation of identity, consumers normally purchase products that can express their personal style and display […]

fashion is indefinable.

In a metropolitan city like New York City, where people appear to be on display even when walking on streets and others subconsciously judge you by your outlook, fashion is important. What a person wear may represent who they are, as Georg Simmel comments that fashion “unites those of a social class and segregates them […]