Issue 15 —
For a long history, clothes and other body ornaments have been used as a form of nonverbal communication, indicating cultural features, genders, locality, social status, wealth, group affiliation and more. Fashion is indeed a form of expression. It is functional yet emotional. It classifies people into different levels, according to what they wear, how they wear and when they wear. Apart from clothing, it also embraces jewellery, accessories, hairstyle, makeup or even body art. In ancient Europe, jewels on the crown indicated the power of the King or Queen, while the colour of gold is extremely exclusive to the emperor in ancient China.