In the last few years fashion has reached a plateau. Store brands continue to search for a middle ground to expand a profit or risk losing customers. In the process innovation is lost, the essence of fashion is creativity sparked by the mind. Ideas put into physical form to shape the human body.
In today’s society fashion itself is a way we express ourselves and how we as human being tends to show the world who we are. People can dress up, dress down, wear jeans, dresses, or any type of clothing that allows them to share their individuality. Fashion in the late 1800’s people did not looking at fashion as a way to express themselves but rather a way of covering themselves so that they don’t show their body so people dont judge them. No one wanted to appear to be a member of the french aristocracy of the french revolution , and clothing were being used more as a form of individual expression of what we call true self , than as pure indication of social status. In the 19th century fashion had a turn around that granted people the opportunity to present new public identities that helps the people to provide insights into their private selves.Katherine Aaslestad indicates how "fashion, embodying new social values, emerged as a key site of confrontation between tradition and change
You may be asking yourself, “Why is fashion important?”. Clothes are not just clothes. They aren’t just what you wear. Clothes are personal and intimate. The clothes you wear send a public message to others about the way you see yourself (regardless of whether or not you want them to). It’s really all about branding. From the minute you take the hanger off the rack, you are creating an image. Clothes can even transform you, that shirt you just “threw on” this morning can give you an enormous boost of confidence. How powerful is it that a piece of fabric can make you look and feel differently.
Fashion is very important in modern day society, and can be seen all around. Most of what people know about fashion today came from the fashion during the renaissance. From the vibrant fabrics to the spectacular jewels, renaissance fashion has been thoroughly threaded in the fashion of modern society. Modern day women often wear shorty, fun gowns, tightly fitting jeans, and lower cut tops. Popular fashion trends for men in modern society include saggy jeans, V-neck shirts, and stylish watches. “A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months” (Oscar Wilde). Fashion in modern day society is ever changing, but most changes do not stray too far from the original product.
The fashion industry is rapidly growing and constantly generating new fashion trends almost weekly. Fashion for some may seem ridiculous and unnecessary; but fashion is not just a meaningless usage of article of clothing or farcical materials sew together for coverage. There is more to fashion than meets the eyes, fashion is precious and significant. It is a reflection of self-image, it speak the ream about who we are and how we review ourselves. Not only is fashion the reflection of self-image but also the reflection of our history as Coco Channel have said, “Fashion is not something that exist in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Fashion
Fashion reflects the attitudes of a society more than any other art form. Like art, fashion is a material record of the ideals that swayed the nations at the time of their creation. Through examining the styles, and tastes of a particular era, we can realize where the interests and priorities of a time lie. As Frank Parsons wrote in his 1920 study, The Psychology of Dress, "There is surly no better field in which to trace the devious paths of human thought than in that of clothes, where man has ever given free play to self expression, in a way which, thought not always a credit to his intelligence, is yet quite true to his innermost self, whether he will acknowledge it or
Defining fashion is extremely important in order to determine its influence on social class in society. The use of the word fashion here does not
As we have learned previously people who have disabilities have a hard time finding clothing that fit and are comfortable to wear. Caitlyn Pallas presented “You can’t sit with us” the fashion industries effect of the body image of people with disabilities to help teach the class the struggles she has gone through since she has became disabled. Caitlyn fell out of a dress and became paralyzed from the chest down during her sophomore year of college. She had to re-learn how to do everything things like using her hands, putting makeup on and getting dressed. She explained how she believes that people with disabilities are objectified in the media to make other people feel better which takes away from the people who have disabilities that deserve to be celebrated. Through her own experiences she learned that special fit clothing is not typically stylish and there is not
Elizabeth Wilson discusses this in ‘Adorned in Fashion’. She examines modernism’s constant creation of the new ideal persona rather than embracing individualism. Wilson argues that ‘new fashion starts from the rejection of the old and often an eager embracing of what was previously considered ugly’ (Wilson, Elizabeth. 2007). Hence fashion goes through a life cycle as Marilyn DeLong describes in ‘Fashion, Theories of’. This process circulates from birth, maturity and death, followed by rebirth. Hence fashion evolves from the past, revisiting and reinterpreting it in order to infuse it into a modern context for the continual generation of new innovations. Therefore fashion can be seen as a medium in which expresses a duality between the past and present, like in a woman’s identity. These texts respond to my research question as they make it clear that fashion in Western society cannot be acknowledged without acknowledging the past. This is because fashion evolved from the past. Thus facets of the past are naturally embedded in fashion. I will emphasis this by embedding the past more prominently within Western society and fashion today through the adornment of nature on the body in reference to our past origins which fostered a connection to nature more
Clothing is much like communication. As technology progressed and new methods were invented, we went from mailing letters to Morse code, followed by the telegram, telephone, and eventually electronic mail. Beyond the way one’s clothing has historically communicated such things as a person’s personality and social class, clothing styles and production have evolved in a similar fashion to the technology of communication. This evolution was brought about by many factors including—among others— people’s tendency towards convenience, affordability, and fashion. Clearly, the styles have changed significantly since the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Industrial Revolution. But without these earlier fashions, we would not be where we are today. These
In a sense, fashion is associated with uncertainty and confusion concerning social values, especially concerning what is real or authentic. Some say that the nature of fashion is a depthless culture', stressing that fascination of fashion as the fascination of surfaces, of packing and of seduction, which leads to the suggestion that nothing defines us so instantly than as our clothes. Don't you think that when we meet someone new, before you have a chance to say a word, they have already jumped to a host of conclusions, based wholly on what you are wearing? We can manipulate other peoples opinion of us by what we wear.
Fashion is everything to society and the media. The fashion industry has transformed into a necessity in the life of people. Everyone wants to look good, feel fabulous and feel as if we belong with everyone else. The envy and desire to wear certain things and look a certain way all come, from wearing the latest fashion handbags, accessories, dresses, shoes, and the list goes on. But, when is considering fashion into an individual’s life going too far to the extreme? Many do not consider the whereabouts of fashion materials and how the environment is affected by the mere existence of certain garments. Some may believe these objects grow on trees. But that is clearly not the case. Even though it would be nice. The fashion industry as a
Every person I know strongly believes that fashion only stands for the clothes one wears. To my mind, however, it is a form of art, a body language, a manner to fully express oneself, one’s feelings or one’s mood, clichéd as it may sound. This versatility, combined with the possibility to enhance my creative and managerial skills, is the reason why I feel further studies in fashion management would be the right path for my future career.
When you think of the word fashion, what do you think? Do you think about outrageous runway outfits? Cocktail dresses? Tracksuits? Whatever your impression of fashion, it is obvious that fashion plays an important role in today's society. We are judged by our clothing and appearance on an everyday basis, so why not make the most of our choices?
Clothes are one of the three basic human needs of life; They are worn to protect humans from the elements. Not only are garments used just for protection they are also used to cover specific areas of the body for many reasons. Garments are worn by people either as a statement to show off one's personality, status, or lifestyle, or for work purposes. Every person has their own specific style based off of their personalities, but when it comes down to dressing does everyone know how to use the elements of art to dress the best way for their figure type? When it comes to garments and body shapes, there are four elements of fashion design. These are elements which designers apply to make garments look more flattering on any figure type. One of the elements of fashion design is line. Lines are marks that span a distance between two points. There are five types of lines, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zig zag, and curved lines. Each of these lines help enhance the figure types and dress the best for their body shape.