Differences Between Modernism And Postmodernism

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There are a lot of differences between modernism and postmodernism. The first is that modernism began in the late 19th century and lasted until the 20th century, specifically from the year 1890s to 1945. According to Oak (2008), “… modernism and postmodernism highlights the difference in the approaches towards life.” A good example would be, during the modernist era rational and logical thinking was encouraged as well as being objective and postmodernism does not and is subjective.
My chosen major is fashion designing. The purpose of fashion to me is an artistic way of self-expression, it is not only shown through clothing, but a large variety of things like one’s hair, personality and even plastic surgery! It is because, self-expression is more than just what you wear but a way to show your “personality” through fashion.
Jameson (1998, 1) stated, “The concept of postmodernism is not widely accepted or even understood today.” It is not accepted especially for the fashion industry and there are people who still do not accept fashion as a form of art in the postmodernism era but also during the modernist era, Paul Poiret stated “Am I a fool when I dream of putting art into my dresses, a fool when I say dressmaking is an art? … It seems to be that we practice the same craft, and that they are my fellow workers.” There are many different styles in fashion from all around the world that carries different meaning to different people or cultures and that is why there are people…
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