While every country is known for one fashion trend or another, we all mimic each other in the end. In Scotland they have kilts, in Sweden they have suspenders, in Japan they have kimonos, and so on, and so on. While here in America, we are a mixture of many different cultures, one thing that we can all agree on is that famous “cowboy” hat. While each country has one fashion trend that sticks out, we love to experiment or take on fashion from other countries.
On Halloween you see many children and adults mimicking the the fashion trends of other countries. Little geisha girls and Celtic warriors walk up and down the street asking for candy. This is not the only time you see fashion mimicked from other countries. Silk is a big example. Silk is an eastern fabric and we use it for many purposes. Blouses, skirts, undergarments and even bed linens.
Other cultures also mimic us as well. You can see children from other cultures playing the scenes out from the wild west days. Children from germany playing the cowboy are a prime example of mimiking fashion. The cowboy hat, while found everytwhere is most famous for the days of the wild west in North America.
It is an innate desire to explore other cultures and this includes fashioable ideas and concepts from other countries. We want to wear and understand the fashion that was created in other places as much as we are interested in other laguages and wasy of life. Maybe one day we will see the history of fashion, and materials used to make the fashion in our history books. What other cutures wear has just as much significance as the bowls they eat out of, and the structures they live in.