I quickly realized it is never silly to worry about what you wear. Many of the same unintended consequences that accompany construction or eating well also result from looking good. Textile and clothing manufacture typically entails significant water and petroleum use, fertilizer and pesticide spraying, affecting millions of people worldwide. Used apparel and industry refuse is dumped into our landfills at an alarming rate.
Leslie Hoffman, Earth Pledge, Future Fashion White Papers
I would like to think that this Refusal is worth making, that these gestures … have some subversive value, even if… they are… just so much graffiti on a prison wall
Dick Hebdige, Subculture: The Meaning of Style
The wider world that perceives fashion as sometimes a frivolity that should be done away with in the face of social upheavals and problems that are enormous, the point is in fact that fashion, you know, in point of fact, it’s the amour to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization. — Bill Cunningham in the documentary “Bill Cunningham New York