Fashion is made of legacies: the story of my brown coat
Fashion. When I was a child and I saw my mother in this coat, I wanted to grow up in order to wear it. Actually, when my mother wasn’t looking I used it to wear it and imagine myself as an adult.
Nowadays, about 20 years after, I look at it with the same passionate eyes. Or even more. After all, it’s special because it was my mother’s. And I realize that, in fashion, legacies are a truly important thing.
Truth is that we get a connection with some. Connections that go far beyond the fabric and unfold in memories and feelings. I have such a great bond with this coat that if I lost it one day I would probably get truly sad.
That’s why I’ve been wearing a lot of clothes that were from my mom. It’s as if she was there somehow. And that comforts me.
More than futility, fashion is about freedom. Freedom to be who we are and to affirm ourselves as what we are not yet but we would like to be. And, let's face it, freedom can only be a good legacy.
And every time I invest in a more expensive piece – such as Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis Reverse – I think that one day, too, I will leave a legacy to my children and grandchildren. And who knows if they will remember me every time they look at the pieces that once reflected my personality.
Because more than futility, fashion is about freedom. Freedom to be who we are and to affirm ourselves as what we are not yet but we would like to be. And, let’s face it, freedom can only be a good legacy.
|Bag:||Pochette Métis Reverse, Louis Vuitton|