What Is Fashion?


Fashion is a system of clothing design that communicates a wide range of personal and social meaning. Different elements of clothing, such as style, colour, pattern, material, accessories, brand and function can symbolise personal identity, social status, cultural norms and values, historical and political context, gender roles, mood and emotion, group membership, life stages and milestones, seasonal changes, fantasy and imagination, and ethical and sustainable values.

Fashion trends change from time to time, so it is a good idea to do some research before writing about fashion. The internet is a good source of information, and there are many blogs that cover the latest trends. Moreover, it is important to have a clear plan before starting an article about fashion so that you do not get off topic. Impeccable grammar is also crucial in fashion writing, and you should check your work for errors before publishing it.

When a certain style of dress or clothing becomes popular, it usually stays popular for a while before it is replaced by another style. New discoveries in other parts of the world can prompt changes in fashions, and some styles are designated as “out of fashion” for a time, only to reappear in later years.

The current fashion system is constructed as a constantly shifting series of style-building products that are marketed and consumed in reductive and glamourised ways: a kind of post-truth, bright cellophane wrapper that obscures the garments’ origins, ingredients and makers, their human and natural capital, and privileges symbolic value.

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