What is an example of aesthetic experience? According to the dictionary, an aesthetic experience is one which involves “a mental association or summary of the whole experience.” Therefore, if a person sees a beautiful woman in a magazine and says, “that must be an aesthetic experience,” that would be a correct summation. We have all had experiences where we were extremely attracted to someone or something, however, the mental association was not one of love or hate but rather of attraction.
The fact of the matter is that fashion designers are not magicians who can pull together a collection of objects and then throw them on a model and have them look “just like each other.” Most fashion designers have actually spent years learning about how people respond to different materials, colors and patterns. They then implement their knowledge into their fashion design work.
When you walk into a fashion house and look around, does it look “fashionable” to you? If so, you are looking at a product from a designer’s perspective. The idea of making a fashion design product that makes you want to run out and buy it is a long process of learning and experimenting. Just like any kind of art form, fashion needs experimentation and change to continually grow.
When I watch a fashion show, I try not to be consciously aware of the designer who is on stage. I just want to see the models on screen and what they are wearing. There is nothing more distracting than a perfectly styled dress on a model with perfect skin. What is an experience to me is the opportunity to see what is being done in real life. When I see another designer with perfect, beautiful models walking down the street, I still do not think to myself, “Wow, that must be an aesthetic experience.”
The only difference between what is an aesthetic experience for me and for you is the subject. We are both interested in beauty and being fashionable. The differences are the opportunities for each of us to be a part of the process and create our own unique fashion design. Each of us comes with an artistic and creative side and a knowledge of fashion design that can help us create that aesthetic experience that we desire.
Aesthetics and fashion go hand in hand. When you are designing a fashion product, it is your job to make sure that the product has a certain aesthetic quality to it that catches the eye of what you are trying to achieve. Even if a designer decides to use words to describe a certain aspect of fashion, for instance, a beautiful woman’s silhouette, there is still an underlying aesthetic quality to what he or she is saying. In fashion design, this is often done through the use of color.
A fashion designer must be able to communicate his or her ideas on fashion to the public in an easy-to-follow fashion. He or she must also be capable of drawing attention to the specific message that he or she wishes to share. If a fashion designer does not convey his or her ideas in a way that is clear and easy to understand, it will not matter how beautifully he or she put the ideas into words. People will more than likely just ignore what is being communicated.
It takes a combination of talent, art, and technical know-how to become a successful fashion designer. However, you do not have to be born with a gift for creating stylish designs. You can learn by watching other successful designers and what they do to communicate their aesthetic experiences to the public. The information about fashion is often presented in what is called a fashion show. This event is usually put on by a fashion designer that is trying to get media attention for the new line that he or she is developing.