The term ‘fashion’ is a universal word, known and admired around the world. But what exactly constitutes fashion? Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which a person dresses. Because the more technical term ‘costume’ is regularly linked to ‘fashion’, the use of the term costume has been relegated to special senses like fancy dress or masquerade wear, while fashion generally means clothing.
Although aspects of fashion can be masculine or feminine, some fashion trends are androgynous (worn by both males and females). Be it haute couture (high fashion) or casual attire, fashion is a word that excites and inspires!
Fashion: A passion for fashion means you have an innate, hungry, yearning eye and desire for fabulous clothing garments.
Style: The signature way that you mix and match the fashion pieces together.
Fashion Fun Fact: The notion of a global fashion industry is a product of the modern age. Prior to the mid-19th century, most clothing was custom made. Clothing was handmade for individuals, either as home production or on order from dressmakers and tailors. By the beginning of the 20th century, with the rise of new technologies such as the sewing machine, and the rise of global capitalism and the development of the factory system of production, and the proliferation of retail outlets such as department stores, clothing came to be mass-produced in standard sizes and sold at fixed prices.
Ah, the true meaning behind the phrase “passion for fashion”!
The Fashion Industry Consists of Four Levels:
- The production of raw materials, principally fibers and textiles, but also leather and fur.
- The production of fashion goods by designers, manufacturers, contractors and others.
- Retail sales.
- Various forms of advertising and promotion.
These four levels consist of many separate but interdependent sectors. The sectors are:
- Textile Design
- Fashion Design
- Fashion Retailing
- Fashion Shows
- Media Marketing
Major Influences in Fashion Trends:
- Political Influences
- Social Influences
- Technology Influences
- Economical Influences
Fashion Fun Fact: The media plays a significant role when it comes to fashion. An important part of fashion is fashion journalism. Editorial critique, guidelines and fashion commentary can be found on television, in magazines, in newspapers, fashion websites, social media sites, social networks and fashion blogs. In recent years, fashion blogging and YouTube videos have become a major outlet for spreading fashion trends and tips, creating an online culture of sharing one’s style on a website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account.
Let’s give a huge shout out to those who keep us abreast and informed on fashion garments beloved when we step out!
Various Forms/Terms of Popular Fashion:
- Digital Fashion
- Dress Code
- Fashion Accessories
- Fashion Design
- Haute Couture
- History of Fashion Design
- History of Western Fashion
- Fashion Schools
- Fashion Designers
- Red Carpet Fashion
- Runway/Catwalk Fashion
- Men’s Fashion
- Women’s Fashion
Fashion is a fun, adored, highly-recognized billion dollar business! We all know that a particular outfit, and the way the individual garments are worn together, can make or break your look and mood!
Get in the fashion groove with a trendy, chic, appealing fashion attitude!
“Your eye for just the right clothing makes you look like a fashion pro.”
“I do take notice in how I dress…whether lounging at home or on the go.”
“Not only do you have a taste for fashion, but the way you blend the items makes me smile.”
“I prefer fashionable looking clothing; how I arrange them on my body shows my personal style.”
“Perhaps you’ll come shopping with me to help me pick out some exquisite clothes.”
“You’d look absolutely adorable in a crop top, a slinky pencil skirt and a matching pair of hose!”
Fashion: If you have a passion for fashion, dressing yourself is a true art: not only the end masterpiece, but from the very first clothing start!
Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/ Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com