Enough with the clichés, a little stupid too, according to which those who love fashion or work in fashion are necessarily superficial or gay. We cannot stand that anymore!
Yesterday reading the umpteenth comment sent in from a reader who had to struggle to have the end-of-year essay on Coco Chanel approved, and as a result felt distressed because the teachers had not taken the theme seriously, I really thought maybe it’s about time we changed the teachers. Social sciences teachers? A new profession but obviously an old mentality. The world has changed.
Or no, it hasn’t. Teachers are expected to keep up-to-date, they must know that fashion is the second largest item in the national budget and that fashion is also social culture and a huge means of communication.
There is nothing superficial about fashion, on the contrary. It involves people from different social and cultural backgrounds that share the same goal, that is to grasp the changes occurring in a society, besides creating job opportunities and, therefore, income. If a young student feels like writing a high-school essay on Coco Chanel, what’s wrong with that? This way young students’ real aspirations are frustrated.
If teachers are like 50 years ago and the young are those living in present times, how can they possibly find a meeting point? Talk with each other, please!!! Respect the skills of a young student that is embarking in life with dreams and hopes. Do not betray the trust they have put in you.
Not everyone has to become an engineer or a lawyer. Let everyone travel freely in their own world. There’s nothing wrong with that. We need creative minds and we need people who can help them.
Freedom to all and trust in the young. We must help them, all of us. I’m sure we will all benefit from this.