Thursday, February 24, 2011

Good old fashion rant

this post is very out of the blue, i figured instead of clogging up my timeline with fashion banter, i might aswell blog it since my readers would appreciate it more. a particular tweet caught my eye (in the picture above)
you can't argue to truth to these words. i remember a few months back a designer updated her facebook page saying she contacted a known Nigerian website on featuring her designs and they dismissed her designs as regular and sometime later after she had been featured in the british elle magazine, they contacted her saying they now understood her aesthetic. the main issue here is they saw value in her work after international approval. of course it is not uncommon in countries specially developing countries to appreciate a work more because of international recognition. but is this really right.
it is amazing that as our fashion industry is developing so is the politics within it growing. it is sad how we don't want to appreciate our own, negativity is in every corner of the industry, we are quick to criticise a questionable work than we are to appreciate the good ones.
i think for Nigeria not only the fashion industry to develop properly. we need to be more mature in our thinking and be more supportive of our nation as a whole. there is a whole lot more to be written but i'll keep this short by saying be Nigerian not only in your international passport but by your actions and thoughts. the power to move this country to the next level lies in our hands..


The Corner Shop said...

It's so sad that Nigerians still have that 'slave mentality'. Like they can't believe anything good and creative can come from us. I like to think that the situation is getting better though (like compare it to 5 years ago)


Jade "Purple" Brown said...

sometimes its necessary to rant, thas what twitter was made for!

Chic Therapy said...

that's right in some cases...except the brand has ties to a western country people dont usually pay attention

Mbabazi said...

loving and appreciating out own is so important. ive missed the blog, following

Muse Origins said...

PS. I've changed my blog url! I decided to keep the blog on Blogger after all. Check out the link: Sorry for the inconvenience X_x

Muse Origins (formerly The Corner Shop)

Bibi said...

Thank you all so much for the comments, u inspire me to go on. Would be back pretty soon with a lot of new things on my plate. Would keep you all in the loop!

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