A Chinese art of Feng Shui counts 6000 years – as a tradition, it includes knowledge of architecture, aesthetics, astrology, geodesy and bio-energy. In metaphrase, Feng Shui means: water – wind. These are 2 main elements, including basic living processes of Earth. Feng Shui is very extensive, it brings information almost about everything: beginning from the moment of building a house and finishing with reading the smallest features of destiny. Feng Shui knowledge is based on the irrational, apparently, because it seems to be illogical, mysterious, but surprisingly exact. An eastern sage Osho said once: “Logic – is a small island in an ocean of irrational. Feng Shui knows laws of irrational.”
Tracing the connection between Feng Shui and fashion, one can notice with surprise, that fashion is also irrational, lives according to its own strange laws, but has its own exact rules and cycles.
In China, number 64 is considered to be very strong, in magic plan. 64 years – is a cycle of fashion! There are also additional cycles, for example 64:2= 32. If you look back in the history of fashion 32 years ago, you will discover that bell-bottomed jeans, hairdos and make-up, like we wear now, were in fashion at that time.
In principle, fashion remains to be firm, but keeps up to date. Cloth and accessories are a continuation of a man, his personality. Your cloth helps other people to treat you in a certain way, for example, people have one approach to a monk and absolutely different attitude to a policeman, as their cloth says everything for them. What can we say about such popular cloth, like jeans and why do we still wear them, since Levise times (18th century!)? Because blue color – is a color of sky, color of ordaining, when one puts them on his buttocks, he profanes traditions of ordaining, blockades his contact with Space. Jeans were invented to be working cloth for commoners and remain such till now, blocking one’s way to personality perfection. Ideas of cliquishness and ordaining are actual! Rank and fashion keeps on wearing black tails and long white dresses, in spite of all.
Well, as for color: Feng Shui differs only 5 colors of Space: white, black, red, green and yellow, they are considered to be basic parts of the Universe. How does this work in life? In children’s books fairies are pictured in white, and bad malicious witches are pictured in black. These two colors represent the duality of world, power, struggle of good and evil, but in Chinese traditions Yin-Yang (white-black) are interconnected, they penetrate into each other, not mixing with each other. This way it is impossible to understand good without trying evil. These are colors of ordaining ( in rank and fashion these are white dresses and black suits, wedding traditions, special ceremonies). When a man wants to accentuate the importance of some events, he uses these colors. Black color is popular to accentuate one’s power, individuality – this is a color of a master (black karate belt, black monk habit) and surpasses, in point of fact, all other colors, but when mixed with strong white color, it gives birth to grey color (quite popular among high life).
As a rule, grey color means also steel-blue, platinum or silvery gleam, the colors, that are so popular in high life. Metallic lustre symbolizes money, power, strength and platinum items or white gold, popular now, – are not only a tribute to fashion, but also to your social status.
In Arabian world, classical cloth for women is black, for men – white – another confirmation of the fact of confrontation between Yin and Yang. Red color is a deserving opponent to black, realizing this fact, they represent quite a strong contrast pair – in cloth this sounds martially and glaringly, like saying – I am very strong! Shy, introverted people, wishing to show themselves in a society, should include such combination in their wardrobe. Red is a color of aggression, active living position. American democrats, who wish to accentuate this nuance, like to put on red cravats. Red lipstick in a woman’s make-up – is an irreplaceable attribute of accentuated sexuality, which has a man-like shade. This is an image of a feminist that does not hide her imperious intentions. Red color is always stronger than white one, and in a historical war of red and white roses, civil war of Russians, red always won… Lady in red – is a desired type of woman in man’s subconsciousness.
As for yellow color – color of Earth, it is sedative in psychological concept, it corresponds to the processes that take place in earth depths. Yellow, like its continuation – gravel, terracotta, beige is very good for everyday work, blends with collective aura, does not irritate, but accentuates good-temper in a personality. Green color – harmonic, giving repose, is rather vivifying on associative level, as this is a color of grass, trees, which are servants and healers for us in hierarchic concept. This color suits excellently to people, who have problems with psychosomatic diseases and psychic disorders. Doctors noted long ago that wounds and stitches heal up better, if a patient looks on green color or is situated among big amount of green color. Army uses mimicry of nature, dressing soldiers in a uniform of khaki. Green contributes to surviving, adaptation to external conditions of environment, confluence with nature.
By the way, green, like pink (well dilute red) – are colors of love, women, accumulating love in their organism and displaying it outside, should definitely use these colors in cloth and interior, as bunches of flowers – symbolizing romantic feeling are nothing but combination of green leaves and pink buds. Accentuating the process of blossoming (gamma, pattern of fabric, accessories), a man gives birth to life itself around him…
Using knowledge of Feng Shui, one can introduce positive energy, success and health. And the main fact is that our life is fantastical – it is a combination of the most unexpected events and His Majesty Case constantly breaks the order and its evident logic. Every one of us feels this sensation from day to day. Once, in some inconceivable way, whirling of chances gains sense and finds its only point of rest – love… Chinese people say: you cannot change your destiny, but you can lighten your life significantly, considering rules of its game and knowledge. Realizing himself as a personality, a man should treat fashion trends carefully, especially standard trends that deprive a man of his personal character, he should wear only that cloth, which will accentuate his own individuality!