My blog is technically “over” (past the due date, no longer active, whatever) but my goal to add SOME SORT of fashion inspired major at this school is far from over! The deeper I’ve gotten into this blog, the more I’m learning about my school, my peers and even myself.
Normally, I’m that person that always takes criticism too hard. I always take things personally and oftentimes it’s hard for me to have an objective perspective on a topic that I’m very passionate about. Luckily, I’ve gotten a lot better at this…just in time too because some of the comments that have risen about my quest to add a BA in Fashion Design & Merchandising are just plain….well….mean.
Don’t get me wrong, there are SO many people who are pumped about the idea and I am so inspired by other’s enthusiasm and support for the project. It definitely makes me believe that I’m not doing this aimlessly…I’m not trying to make this a reality “just because”
A few days ago I put out a survey via SurveyMonkey and blasted it through social media at the Chapman community (primarily through Facebook & Twitter) and asked people to take my survey and give me their thoughts, opinions and suggestions about making this goal of mine a reality.
Let me just get to the point….*see pictures below*
Keep in mind, I do want to remain as respectful as possible. I know the class standing, gender & greek affiliation of this individual but I will choose not to disclose that information. What’s important here is the attitude in which it’s written:
And yet another:
Now I have a question for you: how does this make you feel?
Not only am I saddened because a small sample of individuals do not have the intellectual capacity to even consider the impact of fashion on our economy, our environment, social policies and modern day advertising & business, but I’m also saddened as a Chapman student searching for support and constructive criticism.
If you are someone who sees fashion as an important part of our lives and our society, how do these comments from peers make you feel?
To be fair, again, an overwhelming amount of support came in from the survey and I couldn’t have been happier with how many people saw this as a great idea and a positive impact for our community. Again, there were more comments in this similar attacking fashion but to be honest, none of them got me down.
The question on my mind is now….what do these students see in fashion that I just don’t? What do I see in fashion that they can’t grasp? Answers are soon to come and my next posting will be a comparison of various stereotypes held around campus on the topic of fashion programs in schools.