One Rue-L to Rule Them All

By Kaycia Ainsworth

Fashion is quickly becoming one of the most responsive industries to its consumer. In our lifetime, we are lucky enough to bear witness to the merging of fashion and technology through the use of social media and the internet. These elements, alongside tech wearables, blur the lines between artist and audience. The focal point of creation shifts at the will of the people, to create a garment which not only looks good and keeps us comfortable, but creates convenience in our everyday lives. Trends may fluctuate, but so do the needs of those wearing it. We only have to look at history to see how fashion has adapted to the needs and wants of women. We look to designers like Mary Quant who altered her designs to the requests of her clientele on King’s Road and produced the mini skirt. The skirt sparked outrage; it not only bared womens legs, but also represented women's desire for freedom from their oppressive gender roles. Its introduction in this pivotal time for women's rights solidified its association with the women's rights movement.