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Alicja Głutkowska-Polniak
Uniwersytet Śląski

Between Persistence and Variability. Fashion in Aesthetic Perspective

     Culture carries both stable and variable components, tradition and progress. A modern man is also situated between persistence and variability as his life is a process of transformation. Such a situation is not easy for him. Fashion as an aesthetic phenomenon, cultural practice and a way of participating in this culture gives the modern man at least the pretence of abolishing the conflict. The conflict which is not only between persistence and variability but also the feeling of community and individuality or tradition and progress. It creates the ground to reconciliation. Fashion performs different functions but nowadays one of the most significant seems to be the aesthetic one which is connecting people but not enslaving them.

Keywords: fashion, aesthetic perspective

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