What is fashion?
We might be wondering why this topic, probably because we all have ideas about what it is and also fashion is not new to us. Actually, fashion is in-depth but let’s have a brief study.
Firstly, fashion is a manner or mode of doing things. This means that fashion is a way which we do a particular thing. We can say fashion is synonymous to manner, style, method, and approach.
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Fashion is also a popular, latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behavior. Fashion is more like a trend, that is, what is in vogue.
Now, let’s look at fashion at another dimension. Fashion is a way of expressing oneself, showing our identity. It a way of showing people who we are through our choices in term of fashion. In every profession, there is a mode of dressing or style which identifies them.
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Fashion is a form of non-verbal communication to indicate rank, gender, class, wealth, gang, occupation and so on. This means we can use fashion to tell people about us, at least to an extent, without even opening our mouth. For example, when we see a man in a suit made of good fabric and a nice pair of shoes, some things are communicated to us immediately. We begin to figure out the social class he belongs to, his occupation, how wealthy or how rich he is and so on. We begin to make conclusions in few seconds or minutes after our evaluations, some of which may be correct and some may be wrong.
There is a misconception some people have that fashion is only about clothing; this is very wrong because fashion extends to lot of things such as accessories, hairstyles, beauty, and body art and so on.
Fashion is more of an art. Fashion is creativity. Fashion is uniqueness. Fashion is oneself. Fashion is what we choose it to be because there is no standard for fashion or a height for it.
In general, fashion has no definite definition or meaning. It is what we define it, there have been several definitions of fashion.
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses alone, fashion is in the sky, street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening” – Coco Chanel.
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada
“Fashion helps in the way we express ourselves, the way we want people to see us. Fashion is a great tool.” – Shokibams.
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