While discussing the short essay in Acting Out Culture in class it was mentioned that due to our (students in the class) involvement in current trends, such as fashion trends, it is harder for us to be aware of them. I found this to be an interesting and very valid point as I could pick out trends of other generations easily and had to do much more extensive thinking in order to notice some present among kids today. The example in the book about the website Threads helped me understand my general position on fashion trends that are currently present and popular. The author described the website as one which allowed submissions of artwork to be voted on. The submission with the highest vote would then be produced as an article of clothing and sold on the site. While the author was arguing about marketization and drawing a much deeper conclusion from the example of the website than simply what the trend of today is, I feel that it is also very telling about fashion today. The main idea behind the site is uniqueness, individuality. Those who buy clothing from there feel that they are unique because the clothing wasn’t designed by a clothing brand. To me, this is the trend of fashion today. Everyone seems to be trying to flaunt their individuality through their clothing in some way or another. Such efforts tend to be rather unsuccessful in my eyes. As everyone makes their attempt at individuality in clothing style, they all end up wearing quite similar styles.