The 20’s, with the help of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel, gave birth to the first generation of women who wore pants. Flash forward fourty years and women were burning their bras- all in the name of feminism. Today, regardless of whether you opt for braless; bralette; bandeaus or bikinis, fashion, and the way women dress is all about embracing You, being your true self, non-conformant and unrestricted, with a focus on being comfortable in your own skin. It carries the guises of art and science and it remains, unmistakably and unashamedly the voice for self-expression.
Fashion has always contained a political thread, being highly influential, and remaining at the forefront of promoting feminism throughout the ages. When one reassess the written and lived history of both fashion and feminism, there’s no denying that the two are intertwined, sewn together by a strong, unbreakable thread.
In her shoes is all about exploring how we as women, of every shape, size, colour and culture, embrace fashion and feminism through the many faces we show to the world, by asking the questions what is Fashion; what is feminism, and how do we, embody the two?
(This blog is also about life and living, and daily day to day trivial awakenings, revelations, and rants. Because, this life, our world is all encompassing. We are made up of many parts which influence other parts. We are not just one thing: We’re a million things to a million people in a million different environments. Most important, we’re WOMEN. We’re complex, and we really need to start embracing our complexity.)