Uncovering Meaning in Fashion
What is Story Behind the Cloth all about?
Story Behind the Cloth exists to explore the depths of fashion and
to uncover the meanings behind both common and uncommon styles and articles of clothing.
Why do we wear what we wear? What way of dressing makes us feel most like ourselves?
What story does it all tell?
– The Story Begins –
I believe fashion is a form of storytelling…
Delving into that idea is the core purpose in starting this blog.
Many linguists see fashion as a form of non-verbal communication.
What you wear tells people who you are and what you love–It tells a story.
It’s personal and you bring it with you wherever you go.
What if we could make our clothes declare,
with even greater strength,
the truth of who we are?
What if our outfits could be a catalyst for conversations
about the things we’re passionate about?
The plan is to explore the depths of these ideas with you.
My desire is to help you discover the styles and pieces that best express
who you are, and why that is, and give you the confidence to own that.
I believe you are beautiful inside and out.
You are human–a mix of your own kind of crazy and wonderful.
You’re full of potential. And your story is worth telling.
I felt inspired to bring how i was feeling onto paper in the form of conceptual fashion sketches.
I thought i’d share them with you for two reasons:
1. To give hope that you’re not alone and that others understand what you’re going through.
2. To shed light on what mental health issues feel like–anxiety in particular–and hopefully bring in some more understanding and sympathy.
Anthropology is the study of humans. Fashion Anthropology uses clothing as a lens to understand who we are as people. Here’s how:
This elegant holiday outfit represents the quiet and tranquil moments of Winter, as Christmas gently draws closer.
The softness and subtle excitement of the first snowfall. The subdued, inner cheer after holiday shopping has been completed and Christmas day is still around the corner. A moment where you curl up next to the fireplace, resting with a mug of hot chocolate, in celebration after accomplishing a long list of to-dos and to-buys in preparation for the festivities soon to begin.
An elegant look with deep colors embraces those feelings well. It’s cozy, it’s beautiful, it’s peaceful.
What is the founder all about?
Hi there! My name is Alissa and i’m a 20-something who loves all things creative–whether i’m getting to be part of the creative process myself, or just watching in admiration of the creativity of another.
I adore people, stories, cultures (with all the crazy-wonderful variety they bring to the world), and adventures and want to capture the beauty of it all!
I enjoy exploring personal style in light of life stories, and i love genuine expression and seeing people shine with confidence–The love of these things is my main reason for starting Story Behind The Cloth.
I’ll also mention: i don’t capitalize “i”, except for emphasis, as a statement of equality — i’m no greater than you, him, her or them…so why should i capitalize “I” and not “You”?
It’s important to me that this blog is highly interactive. Without your stories, and your thoughts on style, there’s only mine to tell. Life is so full of variety and beauty, and i can’t present it all on my own. Your story is beautiful, and i would love to hear about it!
Come connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
Or, feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.com 🙂
Have an outfit or piece of clothing that you feel speaks who you are? I’d love to see it and hear about why you love it! Post it on Instagram with the hashtag #ClothingSpeaksMe and i’ll feature it!
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