Folks have many stereotypes. Particularly in the direction of the opposite nations. A few of them aren’t merely stereotypes however the very fact, whereas the opposite are a whole falsehood.
Earlier than going to Paris and assembly the Parisians I used to assume the capital residents are all dressed-up, as if they’ve simply went down the catwalk. And I used to be stunned once I noticed the Parisians with my very own eyes. They turned out to be dressed like hundreds of thousands of Europeans – every in his or her means. I imply there are individuals who sustain with the most recent vogue traits and put on solely Gucci or Prada. However there are numerous of them who put on cheap manufacturers and do not care concerning the caprices of vogue.
So I received within the topic. I made a decision to ask individuals within the Paris streets what they’re in and why.
The primary mademoiselle I finished was Linda. She is a designer and names Pierre Cardin her favorite dressmaker. She answered positively once I requested her if she wore her personal garments. She additionally buys them in numerous outlets. For example she likes Morgan and drops in at H&M. She stated she does not sustain with the most recent traits and creates her personal model.
Antuan was my subsequent interviewer. He’s an especially attention-grabbing persona I ought to say. Very elegant and trendy regardless of his age (he is about 70). He stated he’s minimize out to be a person of vogue. He buys garments in luxurious designer boutiques however does not observe the style legal guidelines. He stated he would by no means placed on a factor on the season he purchased it. No prior to in a few years, he added.
A younger couple I talked to turned out to be Scandinavians. They stand out towards the background of the opposite individuals by a powerful look: the woman wears leggings and a shirt with a belt over it. The fellows purchase garments at second-hand outlets and by no means learn vogue magazines.
Fabrice was the following. He’s an expatriate Brazilian. The younger man is a dancer and works for Jeune Ballet de Paris. He complained that it is tough to reside in Paris in the event you put on garments which are vivid and out of fashion. However he received used to eccentric gadgets and does not care concerning the opinion of the society. He prefers to purchase garments at open-air bazaars selecting issues he likes. He stated he does not maintain to any model as a result of he is an actor and he’s keen on transformations.
In northeastern areas of the town reside expatriates from Arab and African international locations individuals gown fairly otherwise. They like to purchase garments in small shops run by their compatriots. The products at such shops are of a easy minimize, gleam with silver and gold and are adorned with completely different ethnic components. Golden rings and massive bracelets are all the style right here. Ladies put on denims with strass and flaring tops, guys sport peaked caps and golden bangles, corpulent girls want to put on African turbans.
I came upon that overwhelming majority of the children do the procuring at Etam and Zara. Those that like one thing extra unique drop in at H&M. A number of them like classic shops. Generally the costs there are so excessive that the children can afford to pay a go to there solely on particular events. A number of younger individuals favour second-hand outlets. All in all I can say that the majority Parisians mix issues: they put on some model gadgets with attention-grabbing equipment, issues introduced from overseas journeys or articles discovered within the Grandmother’s wardrobe.