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Cologne, Germany -- Fashion and Values

In February Campus Müngersdorf, a women’s residence in Cologne, held a study conference on the future of fashion. The principal speaker was Covadonga O’Shea, journalist, co-founder of Telva magazineand president of Tecnomoda Foundation.She assured listeners that the trends followed nowadays were not set by “high fashion” but by consumer demands, and pointed to the need to ground fashion in solid values, so that it expresses authenticity and aesthetic harmony. She also insisted that the best expression of personality and maturity is to be consistent with one’s own values.

In a conversation with a small group of women, Ms. O’Shea remarked that St. Josemaría had always encouraged the promotion of the true values of women in the world of fashion, in order to help give expression to the desire for truth, beauty and goodness, inscribed in the heart of each person.

Romana, No. 58, January-June 2014, p. 150.