What is Fashion?
Fashion is a practice or a popular style, especially referring to clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body
Fashion is a singular trend in the style in which a person dresses. Fashion is also the newest creation of a textile designer. There are some technical terms as costume which is generally linked to the term “fashion”, but the use of costumes is relegated to special wears like fancy dress or masquerade wear, whereas “fashion” is more linked to clothing, and the study of it. But we can say “fashion” can be related to feminine or masculine trends.
What are Fashion Trends?
Fashion trends are influenced from different aspects or
factors. It can be influenced by politics, the economy and through
technological and social facts.
Many political events and also laws can affect somehow the
creation of fashion trend. Fashion is not only a matter of aesthetic but it involves
politics as well. Politics can sometimes be a factor of the creation of fashion
in any country. Politics can also suppress fashion or put a special stamp on
fashion as many years back in China.
Political events make sometimes a huge impact on fashion
trends. Sometimes a political figure play an important role in forecasting the
fashion trend. In the 1960s we have seen that with the First Lady Jacqueline
Kennedy as a fashionable icon.
The 1960s was a turnaround in many aspects. The economy was
stronger and wealthier, government approved the birth control pill and at the
same time the divorce rate increased. This revolution or change inspired lots
of younger people to rebellion.
In 1964 came the leg-baring miniskirt as a new fashion trend.
This time gave the fashion designers lots of margin to experiment with the
different shapes of garment, loose sleeveless, micro-minis and so on. We all
can remember the time of the “hippies” and other movements. Some trends we
still can find nowadays in our fashion trend.
Next time we will talk more about Fashion and the influencers
on fashion trends.