It is said over and over that life and politics are extensions of art; and fashion, a form of culture.
When we explore history from an art and fashion perspective, we open a colourful and sometimes “black and white” picture, image or carving to tell us details about a group, class, tribe or nations.Tweet
It’s what makes fashion and art, well, pleasing!
Pleasing, just as beauty is unto the eye of the beholder.
Before women were permitted to vote, enter into business, practice law, or receive equal pay it was fashionable for men to dominate in these areas. Although, Proverbs (pro-actions) 31 speaks of the virtuous woman who wakes early to tend to her home and sell at the yard.
This, was fashionable for a woman to be a Proverbs “chic.” In fact, it is this proverbs essence of a woman missing from female power and the feminist movement.
It was fashionable to be a woman in her woman graces, style and femininity.Tweet
When you explore ancient African studies it was fashionable to have generations of female rulers.Tweet
In Ethiopia’s ancient history, you’ll find female rulers including the title Kandake/Candace:
The name of the queen of the Ethiopians was not Candace. Candace (also written as Kandake or Kentake) was the term that Nubian people groups used for “queen” or “queen-mother”. According to John McClintock and James Strong, the female sovereigns of Ethiopia Proper all bore the appellation of “Candace,” which was not so much a proper name as a distinctive title, common to every successive queen, like “Pharaoh” and “Ptolemy” to the kings of Egypt, and “Caesar” to the emperors of Rome. Many believe that the queen mentioned in the Acts 8 account was a woman called Amanitore, but we don’t know for certain.(Virtuousgirls)
The ancient pharoahs are known to be adorned in gold and precious stones such as lapus lazuli and the serpent, a symbol connection to their wisdom.
Face2FaceAfrica shares a lovely detailed story online visiting the history of wigs from ancient times. It is also a common practice employed today in the profession of law to wear a wig similar to what is below.Tweet
This September 11th, 2021 was Ethiopia’s New Year, called Enkukatash, meaning “gift of jewels”
Afrolegends shares the story of Queen of Sheba of ancient Ethiopia who was returning from her visit to King Solomon of Israel, and had gifted Solomon with 120 talents of gold.
We have all heard about the magnificent temple by Solomon built in an architectural fashion and style that has influenced today’s building designs. You can enjoy art, fashion and architecture in creative centers around the world.
The best part about art and fashion is that it allows us to express our individuality and collectiveness. In a world where we can all be so uniformed, it helps to have that unique touch to distinguish you for others.
When you see the importance of fashion and art; that life is really art, you’ll find new ways to do what you do and love it.
For example, did you know that when you organize your workspace, it is an extension of your style, fashion and art?
Try it out! See how much more you get noticed, just by doing adding a little more art and fashion to your place of work or business.
In the area of politics and fashion, besides what is mentioned above, lets explore army gear for one. From a soldier to street fashion who doesn’t love a military style jacket?
Or how about Tweed?
A very common trend amongst certain elite groups and Canada’s former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau made it very popular. Pierre Trudeau’s style in fashion and art of character made him a sought after person with the masses.
Pierre Cardin, was a well known designer for his tweed fashions, and of course who can leave out Chanel. Which woman doesn’t love a Chanel tweed purse or those Tweed skirt suits.
Driving a Willy Jeep, the original – classic. If not, you can get the 2021 Gladiator version.
There is a whole lot to explore and learn in the world of politics through art, fashion and architecture.Tweet
It explains plenty on how we speak, how we dress, how we walk, what matters most and who we are in this existence and most importantly – it shares a lot about our ancestors and customs.
How are you expressing yourself through art and fashion?