Fashion. The word conjures up different meanings for different folks. To some, it is an exciting entry into a world of style and glamour. For others, it raises feminist ideals and protests about images of the modern day man and woman. To others, it is an intriguing craft that can provide links to age old traditions. Although the term ‘fashion’ is often met with contempt, just a look at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s (RMIT) Fashion and Textiles Symposium program is enough to make you rethink how deep fashion really is.