During this age of post feminism European Fashion designers are pushing the envelope by introducing topless fashion designs on the leading fashion run ways in Paris, Milian, Madrid, and others. Moreover, there is an opposite movement in the retros in which the thing is to out do the designers of the 40s and 50s.
This is in reaction of a growing shift in the nightlife in key Europan cities in which women are finding safer environments from which to find personal release, and topless is gowing. In Paris, Berlin, Bonn, Caan, and Madrid free open tops of early 2004 have given way to mild see through topless causuals personally crafted. Moreover, increasingly at more and more plush parities given by the Euro Dollar - New Rich, the topless look is growing. All reflect both growing safety women are now experiencing, and the implications and self-realization of ones own rights personal taste and social fantasies. European designers who are trying the catch up are still unknown. Increasingly, the binding of bra staps, and the constant irritations felt in sudden body turns during social dancing, especially in the new moves provided by the Hip Hop culture is suddenly loss by the freedom now being opted for.
In one email, Rene Litz from Caan commented " That women covering their tops were really not natural for a womyn's body. It was a condition impossed by males who feared women assuming power during the early development of European civiliations which sought her exploitation. She has always questioned in her life ..Why the part that produced milk for innocent children? ."
With this in mind, a really discussion needs to be look at and properly reacted to. The key factor of which is thesocial movements developed by every University and College activist feminist group who push the Take Back the Night Campaigns both and off their respected campus. Especially at the Unversity of Rochester's Feminst's Coalitions, when the success of this campaign during the 1970s triggered topless yearly demonstrations in down town Rochester to promote legislation in Albany to allow women who so chose can go topless-which was subsequently passed. There is a proposal for a parade now being discussed.
The one time increasing incidents of sexual assault and rape closely and academically examined in depth during the 70s and 80s made a dramatic down turn since the late 90s. Howover, though similar trends ocurred in Eruope, Anmerican women did not respond in the same manner as did the Europeans. All of which caused the need to fully examine this aspect, in as much as style and fashions are outward expressions of the social and cultural conditions which exist in ones time and era.
The website Fashions Trendsetters / Trend Setters
was specifically developed and put together to gain wider attention, and this forum is where the answers should be examined. I once trought of developing my own forum, but instead I found this one which already existed.
What should be looked at from my point of view is simple this.
Is the nightlife coming up to par with the early feminist aspirations which created The Take Back The Night campaigns of the 70s ?
As per the course Introduction to Womyn Studies, State University College at Buffalo, the resolve that a womyn's breast is not a sex object, why we still have this puritanical point of view while Europe in increasingly rejecting this ?
What are the clear implications to creative style features in American fashions once some of the base issues become clearer? And more impportantly, which American city is going to take the first step ?
All the while this is going on why are retros assuming a permenant and at times growing marketing nitches?
Lastly, in the past advant of AID's destroying the leadership of American fashions during the 1980 - 1990, quess who is filling in the void, and where did they get their initial experiences ? Victoria Secret ? Wicked Fashions ?
With the once dominate Europeans now being overshaddowed by Asian dominance, especially from Tokyo, and the growing power of MySpace.com and other groups related groups and blogs, we are on the verge of new era of fashion who are smiliarly looking at these issues. They plus other monitored internet groups, especially those sponsored by MSN, and Yahoo for free cl;early indicates a growing shift to what the Europeans are doing. In addition. in every advocate rape and sexual program nation wide, " What a women wears is not any grounds for violation, or any question concerning her integrity, but is solely her own right to do so." Anti - Rape Task Force, State University of New York at Buffalio, University of Buffalo. These two elements are converging and is it how and when which the more serious discussions show be focused. Also, and reports which are trace'able concerning this topic should likewise be added.
Mr. Roger M. Christian