President Elect Barack Obama

As America stands on the precipice of it’s future the world waits with baited breath. Barack Obama’s historic win represents not just a sweeping political sea change but also a profound resurgence in national optimism. A revival of the America’s good old fashioned can do spirit, only now placed into the hearts and minds of its young rather than the memories of its mature.

With the results of the election bringing a sudden surge in hope one can expect the waves change to bring forth a stream of artistic innovation. Hope moreso than necessity is the mother of invention – it is, as Dickinson put it “the thing with feathers – that perches in the soul-and sings.” Only time will tell what this means for the worlds of fashion and art but with a president elect who has already inspired songs, artworks and whole fashion collections things are looking bright.