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The Chronicle of what and what not to wear

It’s not a secret that Norway, as any other Nordic country, is not famous for its fashion. While many of its habitants focus on sustainability and how to create a more conscious fashion, others worry about what to wear and how not to attract the attention with their outfits.

Kronikk av Yassell Lopez, klesdesigner bosatt i Norge.

As a fashion designer, I find myself many times surrounded by questions from people that I meet. Is it hard to make fashion in Norway? Does people spend money on clothes? Is it Norwegians or people from other countries who buy your clothes? 

Life, how you want to live it

Life is all about how you want to live it, and I think that we decide where we want to place ourselves. Many times, people think that those who wear different types of clothes, want to be the talk of the town, and that is not always true. From my point of view, everyone likes colours and patterns. Some a bit simpler than others, but in the end, they all say: it’s amazing to see you wearing all those beautiful and colourful designs.

Yassell Lopez er klesdesigner og bosatt i Oslo. «I find myself many times surrounded by questions from people that I meet. Is it hard to make fashion in Norway?» spør folk ham. Foto: Bra Gupta Udatha

Don’t be afraid

Now my question is: why don’t you wear colourful garments? Is black the only colour in your wardrobe? 

Often, it all begins with a question: Will that look good on me? 

And my answer is: YOU WILL ROCK IT. 

It’s all about trying, wearing the piece, and not to be afraid of showing that you are not doing it because you like fashion or colours, you do it because you want to express who you are but specially because you want to feel good with yourself. 

Many times, people think that those who wear different types of clothes, want to be the talk of the town, and that is not always true.

The box to fit into

Now, there is something I want to tell you. Once the most Nordic person (to so call it) tries my clothes, they are never going back to the boring garments we see in the majority of the stores in Norway. The stores that everybody buy from because there is a box we all need to fit in without thinking about sustainability and all the other things that hang along the cord. 

Les også:  Ventetiden er over. Nasjonalmuseet er åpent.

Hopefully one day, we will realise that life is full of colours, shapes and textures and that everyone will simply sparkle any outfit if they want to. 

«Life is all about how you want to live it, and I think that we decide where we want to place ourselves,» sier klesdesigner Yassell Lopez, and says it’s all about trying.

Challenging creativity

Myself, I keep challenging my creativity with all the colours that I find in my crayon box. I will keep on dreaming of waking up one day and see people feeling what I feel when unknown folk approach me anywhere to eloge my clothes. 

That day will be the one where we will stop seeing everyone wearing the same shape of clothes in black, grey, beige and if you are lucky, in a wash-out blue. 

As of me, I will keep on making sure that Norway always sees, my true colours.

 

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