Fashion Trends and the Fashion Industry
Fashion is a common word that covers a wide variety of activities, events, products, modes of dressing, and modes of representation. There are different types of fashions such as formal, semi-formal, casual, fine art, popular, and trendy. The most common thing about the word fashion is the fact that it can mean both actual and implied beauty. In fashion, the word also means autonomy and self-awareness in a certain time and place and in a certain context, all related to clothes, footwear, fashion, life, accessories, make-up, hair styling, body posture, and personality.
In its actual usage, the word implies something trendy as what is current and fashionable. However, fashion can be applied to a lot of other things that we usually think of as fashionable. A good example is what is referred to as trashy clothes, hosiery, sweat clothes, fur, and other items that do not have high value in terms of societal value. These things are considered to be trashy because they are considered to be indicative of a low level of elegance, are considered vulgar, and do not reflect good taste. On the other hand, clothes that are considered stylish, classy, elegant, and above all present positive views on people are considered to be in fashion.
Aside from being in fashion trends, fashion designers are also in fashion. It may sound funny but fashion designers create the clothes that will soon be in fashion so they actually have a vested interest in fashion trends. If there is something that they know will become popular, then they will do everything possible to introduce it to the public and make money with it. They come up with different fashion concepts, and if these concepts are successful, then more designers will try to develop similar concepts so that they too will be able to earn money by selling these new concepts. Therefore, it can be concluded that designers and other people involved in the fashion industry contribute to the perpetuation of fashion trends.