On Trend, with Bob Katter

Fashion is fickle. Every season we are presented with options that have trickled down from the catwalks of Paris, loosely modified for your everyday person, and winds up on the racks of establishments such as Zara, Witchery and numerous clothing retailers for us to consider purchasing, so we can remain “on trend.”

According to Glamour Magazine, here are the trends that we can anticipate in 2019.

  • Big hats
  • Sensible shorts
  • Tight pleats
  • Tie Dye
  • Fancy Flats
  • Summer water-proofs ???????
  • Fringing
  • Neon
  • Puffed shoulders
  • Sequins
  • Love

Now, I was surprised to see love is going to be a huge trend this year, as I see it much like leopard print. A timeless classic. But did you know that it actually has only been trendy since 1997?

I did the maths, for it was the MP Bob Katter who yesterday said “In my whole life up to 50, I had never seen or heard of a homosexual person. Now it’s fashionable, it’s just like a fashion trend – tomorrow there’ll be another fashion”. 

But the thing is Bob, a lot of the fashions from 1997 are coming back into fashion. Think chokers, sheer and lacy fabrics, floral dresses and  baggy overalls! And lets not forget those cheeky Spice Girls who we can look towards for inspiration. They owned 1997. Legit. in fact, Too legit to quit even!

Now despite your own brother being homosexual, you possibly danced the night away at the Cloncurry RSL Club to The Village People, who were 2 fifths gay. Perhaps you went to the movies to see a handsome devil called Rock Hudson in the film Strange Bedfellows, in 1965 when according to my calculations you would have been about 18.

Maths. It hurts my brains sometimes.

Something else that hurts my brain is out of touch homophobes with too much influence and power.

Mr Katter, Parachute pants are a fashion trend. Platform shoes, middle parts, cinch belts, bell-bottoms, capris, off the shoulder tops and mini-skirts can all be filed unto the label of TREND.

But not love. Love is not a fleeting phase. The whole human civilisation is founded on love. Without it, we cease to exist.

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Aristotle. Bob, he wrote that in 300BC.

My maths is better than yours.