The Language of Cloth
Generally, the language of cloth and bodily adornment revolves around the aspects of defining and redefining the boundaries between self and other elements within and without. The language may be intentional or non-intentional but the communication has a societal stand (Barthes, 1985). Therefore, it is impossible to dress without transmitting social signals to the immediate environment. Fashion may be used to obfuscate the distinction between truthfulness and deception. This leaves uncertainty between telling lies and telling the truth.
The dressing is vital in portraying information to the community. There are a number of commonalities between language and dressings. Fashion can be made to speak to or about itself through fetishizing the object via drawing a veil of an image, meaning and of reason around it. Dress, in this respect, is a resultant interpretation of the unconsciousness at work. This is evident through the character of the dress as both a personal and communal phenomenon that is unfixable. It can be used to quiz the relationship between depth and surface in a conventional understanding.
There are a number of similarities between dressing and language in a broader view. To understand the similarities, it is essential to look into the basic principles of language and adorning. In terms of language, there are variations that include symbolic artistic and scientific forms (Jobling, 1999). Other available forms of language include specialized sector languages. The fashion system is analyzed in relation to linguistics and semiology. Fashion has a specific language that .they use to communicate as a corporate group just like other sectors. The sectors that have their own codes of communications are the military, legal, governmental and computer fields. .