I have somehow found myself in a relatively high end shopping centre today, and I must say I am quite astonished.

I always hear women talk about new clothes, new shoes, and new bags. New. New. New. This gives the impression of, you know, something new. It gives the impression of progress. Even a hint of individuality. Yet all these women are dressed so similarly. The only variations seem to come from age group, however slight.

They all have giant bags. They all have floppy hats. They all have similar pants and similar skirts. Similar bangles, similar designs, similar sandals. All the shops are selling similar things, except with slightly different logos plastered on them. Furthermore, I have a suspicion that most of these items are made and designed in the same places. If all fashion does is make everyone dress the same, what the hell is the point?