Fashion Making Political Statements
It is safe to say that marijuana is becoming more and more accepted in society nowadays. In addition to states in the US legalizing it for medicinal purposes, it is also being legalized for recreational use. The once taboo subject is now becoming a normal part of everyone's lives; whether or not they agree with the use of it. Due to the fact that it is becoming a part of society, it has begun influencing many other aspects of peoples lives, including fashion.
One brand called High Times is appealing to specific group of individuals and is taking style to a new level. Jackets with bright colors and cool patches flood their website; all are definite conversation pieces. The style caters to young adults and teens who want to express themselves in any way possible. You cannot deny the fact that it makes you want to explore your personal style even more.
When Maria Grazia Chiuri made a feminist debut at Dior last year, she pre-empted an unforeseen global turn of momentum for women. A different social movement was muse for Alexander Wang, Jeremy Scott, Baja East, and Creatures of the Wind. Her name; Mary Jane. Following the legalization of cannabis for both recreational and medical use in a growing number of states, the print-porn worthy leaves of the plant were seen being infused in all things from Michelin-rated meals, to Fashion Week offerings.
The Vogue of the cannabis industry, High Times Magazine, now fast approaching its 45th year of publication, has a pilot’s view of what’s in store:
“If you dig into the rebel roots of the Yippie movement back in ’67, which was one of the major voices in early cannabis legalization in America, the Yippies resorted to unconventional tactics to push the agenda of anti-corruption, world peace, and radical drug legalization. You’ll find that that same spirit is again alive in the streets of New York and in cities across the country right now. These kids are using clothing to respond to shifts in government positions towards cannabis. It’s a middle finger up to the appointment of Jeff Sessions, a protest sign they can rock on a daily basis, or an invitation to debate on whether or not this plant, used in so many positive ways, really should be regarded in the same realm as Schedule One drugs like heroin. The Women’s March have their signature pink pussy hats, the Cannabis movement has ‘Love Your Dealer’ gear and ‘Adults Only’ patches.”
It is important that the youth learn how to show their 'individuality'. We live in a world where everyone is slowly turning into a number and the only thing we have to differentiate ourselves is our personality. Expressing yourself through your clothes shows everyone who you are and also makes you feel more confident.
It is an awesome feeling when one puts on an outfit that they really like and shows everyone who they truly are. One awesome thing about this line is that it is more than just clothes; it is a community. It brings together a group of people who share the same lifestyle and unifies them. Do not be mistaken, although they are all one each and every single one is different in their own way.