What Is Fashion?
Fashion is a kind of autonomy and self-expression in a certain context and time and at a certain point, of clothes, footwear, fashion, life, makeup, hairstyles, and even body posture. In its broader usage, the word literally means a style determined by the fashion industry at what is popular at that moment. This then begs the question, where does the line between what is popular and what is “trendy” begin? And where does it end?
In simple terms, there are four main styles in regards to fashion: formal, casual, contemporary, and fashion trend. A piece of clothing can be considered to be a formal or casual piece if it is created for and worn with the occasion for which it is intended. Formal clothes are usually for a formal occasion like an important party or the like. The word “formal” in formal clothes connotes that it is not casual in its general style or cut and it can be made from a material that can be of a higher quality. Casual clothes on the other hand, generally fall under this classification, but can also be loosely applied to any kind of clothes that are suitable for everyday wear. Contemporary and fashion trend clothing are two entirely different concepts; while they both involve clothes that are fashionable, they also differ in their respective lengths of time to create the style.
No matter which label you put on it, one thing is for certain, and that is everyone loves to wear fashionable clothes, especially when it is in good taste. In this sense, fashion is a subset of human sociability that exists for the collective benefit of all members of a community. It is for all time improving and evolving the fashion industry and how we dress so as to remain in step with the times, whether these are the times of increased technological advancements, social changes, and economic downturn. Fashion is at the very core of how we express ourselves to the rest of the world.