Bonus: Hide and Seek
Fashion to obfuscate or ostentate (or both).
Yo! Today’s bonus post is another exploration of a false but fecund dichotomy (my kryptonite in these posts): Hide vs Seek. In past posts about “utility” in fashion, I noted some hiding and some seeking functions that clothes may perform in addition to simply covering the requisite orifices.
To me, hiding and seeking via clothing intertwines in layers of complexity: hiding your body’s shapes via huge frills might actually draw more attention to your person, seeking attention with a fascinating accessory might muddy the waters of your look as gestalt, the fact that uniforms, a sartorial expression of rigidity and restraint are often employed as fetish wear, the trap of being so searchingly vulnerable that you inadvertently repel people…
Below are mood boards, key words, and shoppable clothing recs based off the dualities of “Hide” and “Seek” as realized in fashion. I hope you enjoy this admittedly more-abstract-than-usual endeavor, and if you’re interested in receiving a minimum of two bonus posts per month, sign up below or HERE is a link to subsidized subs for two or less bucks a month!
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