Since I was a little girl, I always
questioned who I was and what I will become in the future. I sat at the mirror
for hours staring at my reflection trying to understand who is Melis Erdogan? How
can Melis identify herself from others? What about her race, class, gender and religion?
Or just questioned if any of these was important to know who am I? Now a day, I
ask myself what my identity is and how I represent this concept.
I have always been passionate in creativity
and design; I could spend my free time watching several programs of clothes
design, interior design and house designs just because I liked to get to know
different techniques, inspirations, colors and textures each designer uses. I
never put into practice these abilities I always dream about until my uncle
gave me a fashion designer game. From that day, I started to design my own
clothes considering my personality, my favorite colors, my likes and my
surroundings. Since that year and on, I understood that by fashion, I could
represent who I am.
Through my personal likes and situations I
had lived, I finally decided that my topic is “Fashion reflects my identity”. By
these project, I wanted to explore and develop even more the taste that I had
for fashion since I was a girl. “Fashion must reflect who you are, what you feel
at the moment. Where you’re going- Pharrell Williams”, this quote helped me understand
how I could relate both concepts I had a limited knowledge about and I wanted to
deepen in them.
The first concept of my topic is identity; it
is the certain features which determine who or what a person or thing is.
Additionally, I think that fashion is a nonverbal way
of communication which can specify occupation, rank, gender, class, wealth,
culture and identity. fashion can be seen as a simple concept but behind the
word, we can evidence a world of complete creativity, innovations, and endless
possibilities. With my personal project, I will transfer
and apply all of my existing knowledge of identity and fashion to generate new
ideas, products and creative processes.