The Plaid Brigade?
photos from google and camille over the rainbow So it seems that everyone is going ga-ga for plaid. To me, seeing the checkered design reincarnated as the basis for various ‘new and innovative’ fashion forward garments was confusing at the least. As most of you know, I’m from Ghana (London born and bread) so I…
photos from google and camille over the rainbow
So it seems that everyone is going ga-ga for plaid. To me, seeing the checkered design reincarnated as the basis for various ‘new and innovative’ fashion forward garments was confusing at the least. As most of you know, I’m from Ghana (London born and bread) so I am very familiar with the ‘Ghana must go‘ plastic carrier. For those of you who aren’t familiar, prepare to be schooled.
The myth behind the Ghana must go bag lies behind the opinion that there were too many Ghanaians working and living in Nigeria so the Nigerians told the Ghanaians to pack their load into their (Ghana must go) bags and leave the country with immediate alacrity. Bare in mind, this was an extremely long time ago.
Years later, these ‘plaid’ designs are covering the backs of the most fashionable elite and everyone who is anyone is delving into the catchy trend. At first I really didn’t like the designs. I wasn’t because I was offended and it certainly wasn’t due to any of my heritage and cultural backgrounds but I just didn’t take to it. Now however, my eyes have started to sparkle every time I see anything revolving around the plaid trend.
Sometimes. when you become saturated in trends (via blogs, instagram or any sort of influential social media platform) it can be really REALLY easy to become accustomed to the things that you once disliked. A good example of this are macaroons. I know none of y’all like those nasty things but you eat them to say you’ve eaten them and you buy them because they’re pretty enough to instagram don’t lie! I see you!
I think that I have become visually attracted to the plaid trend because I see it every where an essentially I’ve told myself that I like it. I’ve been forced to like it in a sense. Regardless, I doubt I’d spend the thousands that it probably costs for the Celine interpretations because those are probably the only one’s I’d consider wearing so unless I see one in a sample sale, you shan’t see me wearing plaid. If you like the trend ands want to follow it on a budget take a look at zara’s version. at £39.99, it’s not half bad!
What are your thoughts on plaid?