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I was walking down a street some days ago when I saw this young boy in his early twenties standing by a car. He was tall and well-built but there was something striking about him. I stopped to look for a way to avoid him because the street was narrow. He noticed the way I stopped and then called out to me:
“Bros, come pass ; I no dey mad o. Na fashion”.
To me he looked exactly like an insane man. He wore a tattered t-shirt and a badly torn-jeans short exposed all his black thighs. his haircut was partly painted red and partly painted yellow. It also looked unkempt. There was no difference between him and fresh mad man. The craze for fashion trends has moved from just wearing clothes to becoming naked or getting a nice haircut to weird looking hairstyles. In 90s, it was rugged jeans which was slightly torn but parched with labels to create designs. Nobody went out naked.
Clothing fashion is just one area. Another area is hairstyles. There so many types of hairstyles all over the place. One begins to wonder where these trends are coming from. A lot of people copy their idols who are mostly celebrities and in order to be different go to the extreme. I have come across a boy who pours raw eggs on his hair just because he wants to have his hair look like his Jamaican musical idol.
Fashion is creativity and one thing that is certain about fashion is change but not to the extreme where people mistake you for an insane people or you are seen as disturbing the peace of the society. It is a form of art that leads to creation of something unique with a message attached. Most of the fashion trends are for show and display purposes but yet people still copy them to wear and move around.
Fashion needs to be understood for it to pass its message.