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Simon Doonan Describes Style's Self-Expressive Qualities

 - Feb 11, 2012
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Famed fashion expert Simon Doonan believes that fashion should not matter within the workplace but should instead be used to highlight and communicate something about an individual's personality.

Doonan explores what he calls our "narcissistic culture" recalling that individuals no longer follow common trends but instead aim to stand out for something different and synonymous with their personal style.

Giving the example of Albert Einstein's "philoso-fro," the fashion expert describes how a trademark makes the man, stressing that the thinker would be un-recognizable without his memorable hair style. Doonan looks at mad scientist style, encouraging thinkers to accessorize with eyewear and to take style risks, making an unexpected statement that will challenge one's perception of them.