A Brief History of Fashion

Fashion is a kind of autonomy and self-expression in a certain time and venue and at a certain context, in a certain situation and with a certain attitude. The word, fashion, actually denotes a style defined by the fashion business as what is fashionable at that moment. Fashion as a style is also, at times, identified with a kind of trendiness, a certain vogueiness, or a rebellious attitude. Fashion has become more than just about showing off one’s fashion sense: today, fashion has become an attitude, a lifestyle, and a lifestyle.


The fashion world today has seen so many changes that it has become hard to keep up. One may get confused by the fact that for the longest time, high fashion was considered the high point of the fashion universe; now, that high fashion is no longer the high point, but has fallen to third place behind low fashion and haute couture. However, the two former are far more significant in terms of cultural impact and influence, because high fashion was the creation of major cultural and societal influence, whereas the latter two are the creations of fashion for the people who see fashion. High fashion designers like Gautier, Dior, Versace, Fath and others have made a lasting impression on the high fashion world.

The haute couture and high fashion industries continue to expand and change as they mature and adapt to the changes in society and the trends of the market. Haute couture fashions are those fashions created by very talented designers who are able to create exciting new designs and styles. Haute couture usually caters to a very elite clientele. These clients are generally famous celebrities, high-fashion models and other well-known people from the upper echelon of society. The fashions of these people have an influence on the public conscience, especially because they are so beautiful and attractive.

High fashion is also responsible for many innovations in the clothing industry. It introduced many new cuts and styles, including the baby doll cut and the three-quarter dress. Another fashion innovation that was introduced in high fashion was jeans. These jeans were designed to be form fitting and comfortable. The designs and styles that are inspired by fashion, are also commonly adopted by most fashion industry participants.

Many of the fashion designers who specialize in fashion accessories also dabble in costume design, which includes creating costumes for popular characters such as Wonder Woman, Batgirl and the Easter Bunny. Costume designers also design wedding dresses and other formal wear for those couples who opt to marry in traditional attire. Costume designers also frequently visit fashion shows, as they try to stay up to date on the latest trends in the fashion industry.

The fashion industry has taken on an altogether different form in the twenty first century. With the advent of the internet, e-commerce websites have gained popularity with their ability to sell fashion accessories to customers from all around the world. Many of these websites feature fashion sections, where online buyers can browse through different fashion trends and accessories. Fashion industry trade shows are also held yearly, to showcase new and emerging trends in the fashion industry. For fashion enthusiasts, attending a fashion show is an exhilarating and thrilling event.