Friday, May 20, 2016

Lebanese Trashionista

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Today I want to talk about fashion. Fashion is a big thing in Lebanon. It unites gender and religions. From north to south, from east to west, the whole country wants to be ékhir mooda.

Soon, spring will be over and a new fashion juncture will be upon us. Summer will gently come along and the wedding craze will start. Weddings are the cornerstone of Lebanese society. Until you’re married, you’re not completely whole. You’re an incomplete being, half human, half nothing. And what’s the most important element in a wedding, the most existential issue, the embodiment of fashion? The wedding dress!

On the other hand, it seems that the coming summer is going to be as trashy as the previous one, because no real solution has been found to the country’s garbage problem. But why be negative and moan about it? Why not turn it all into a glorious celebration of what defines the people we’ve become: fashion, weddings and garbage?

This summer we can do that. We can marry all three (pun intended) and prove to the world that we are one trendy nation under garbage, with weddings and viruses for all.

© Claude El Khal, 2016

1 comment:

chica-ciudad said...

Especially that you have a multitude of garbage bags sizes ,colors and brands