By Roni Rabl
Not even girls want to be girls so long as the feminine archetype lacks force, strength & power. "Not wanting to be girls" means they don’t want to be tender, submissive, peace loving as good women are meant to be. Women’s strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy was to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman, plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.
Wonder Woman is another step toward the liberation of women from the all too well known stereotype. Angelina Jolie and Uma Thurman, especially in Kill Bill, were a definite product of this Feminist Revolution.
The comics Industry was predominantly the arena of the Male Superman, presenting the writer's fantasy of the Alpha male. It took a very long time for the Alpha identity (or image) to turn into a Feminine figure and thus also infiltrating the Silver Screen.
We, who are in a position of offering women to be the Persona they wish to present, must therefore take all these changes into consideration.
Fashion forward designers are aware of these subtle changes in attitude.
* No more heavily padded shoulders to imitate the male boxer look but more into Structure, using technically forward fabrics to enhance those look.
* Erotic rather than Sexy.
* Large pockets.