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WESTRIDE 2018 spring and summer design concept "BLOWIN' IN THE WIND"

by May club 23 Feb 2018 0 Comments

In 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and slavery was officially abolished in 1865. However, the poverty and racial discrimination of black people for hundreds of years still existed. With the outbreak of World War II, the United States held high the banner of freedom and opposed the racial rule of the German Nazis, which also indirectly stimulated black people's awareness of equality and their desire for deeper change.

The direct reason for the drafting of the 1948 "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" was the reflection on the Second World War. It was directly stated in Article 1: "All human beings are born with freedom and equal dignity and rights...", and finally In the 1950s and 1960s, a more massive civil rights movement took place around the world.

How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
How many deaths will it take 'till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind

This song originated from Bob Dylan's representative song "BLOWIN' IN THE WIND", which was released in 1963 and was hailed as the national anthem of the anti-war and civil rights movements at that time. Bob Dylan has had a profound influence on popular music and culture, and has created many The song has won awards such as Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Awards, but it is generally believed that his greatest contribution is his lyrics. His touching lyrics made him the only musician to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

A few hours before the famous black leader Reverend Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the March in Washington, Peter Paul and Mary also took the stage to perform the song BLOWIN' IN THE WIND.

In the same year, another anti-war leader, President Kennedy, was assassinated. Danny Lyon, who was a photographer for the Student Nonviolent Committee at the time, later published his photos of the civil rights movement in the photo album "THE BIKERIDERS".

Japan also released a selection collection many years ago. The cover is the theme of last season A PLACE IN THE SUN and the theme of this season BLOWIN' IN THE WIND, which is quite interesting!

There is a classic line in the famous movie "Forrest Gump", which depicts several major events after the 1950s.

『Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.』

Seeing the world through the eyes of the almost innocent protagonist Forrest, his beloved Jenny has not had a smooth life due to family problems, drugs, suicide and other problems. She sings Blowin' In The Wind under the pseudonym Bobbie Dylan in a strip club. Jenny’s dream is to become a bird, and the feathers blowing in the wind in the play may be the incarnation of Jenny~


Many hippies told Bob Dylan the answer, but he only said: "The answer is dancing in the wind. It is not in the book or in the discussion. It is like a piece of flowing paper that eventually falls somewhere, but when there is no If someone sees or picks it up, it will fly away again."

By moving forward in the wind, the knights are like birds searching and flying in the air. Just like Harley-Davidson uses the image of the national bird "eagle", we have such a pair of special wings that carry us to fly, even if Sometimes I feel hesitant and confused, where to go and where to return? The answer lies in the wind.

Life is like a box of chocolates, how will you know the outcome if you don’t start?

So let's go! Let’s go cycling together!

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