What is fashion?

  • (verb): Make out of components (often in an improvising manner).
    Synonyms: forge
    See also — Additional definitions below

Fashion

Fashion is a general term for a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing or furniture. "Fashion" refers to a distinctive; however, often-habitual trend in a look and dress up of a person, as well as to prevailing styles in behavior. "Fashion" usually is the newest creations made by designers and are bought by only a few number of people; however, often those "fashions" are translated into more established trends. The more technical term, "costume," has become so linked in the public eye with the term "fashion" that the more general term "costume" has in popular use mostly been relegated to special senses like fancy dress or masquerade wear, while the term "fashion" means clothing generally, and the study of it. For a broad cross-cultural look at clothing and its place in society, refer to the entries for clothing, costume, and fabrics. The remainder of this article deals with clothing fashions in the Western world.

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Gulnara Karimova - Career and Activities - Fashion and Jewelry Design
... In September 2010, Karimova presented her fashion line "Guli", featuring Uzbek fabrics and designs based on the traditional Uzbek long coat, at New York ... In September 2011, Karimova′s planned spring 2012 fashion show at New York’s Fashion Week was banned after Human Rights Watch and other ... However the fashion show was eventually held in New York, with the location changed to Cipriani ...
End Of Fashion (album)
... End of Fashion is the debut album by Australian power pop band End of Fashion ... Hugh Jennings (a former bassist for End of Fashion), Katy Steele of Little Birdy, and producer Dennis Herring ...
Fashion - Intellectual Property
... Within the fashion industry, intellectual property is not enforced as it is within the film industry and music industry ... intellectual property expert at Creative Business House ( organization specializing in fashion and trademarking), mentions in a fashion seminar held in LA that "Copyright law regarding ... stealing it in different places." To "take inspiration" from others' designs contributes to the fashion industry's ability to establish clothing trends ...
Cordwainer
... The college produced some of the worlds' leading fashion designers, such as Jimmy Choo and Patrick Cox ... Cordwainer's College was absorbed into the London College of Fashion in 2000 ... departments are still titled "Cordwainer's at London College of Fashion" ...
Collar (BDSM) - Social Significance - Other Wearers of Collars
... layers can now be seen wearing casual collars, purely for fashion ... Collars used for fashion are worn by both men and women, and made from various materials such as soft leather, cotton, neoprene, nylon etc ... wristbands are more often bright and friendly in the design, looking like described in the fashion section above, and though it may also mean they are into BDSM, or have another kind of sexual ...

More definitions of "fashion":

  • (noun): The latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior.
  • (noun): How something is done or how it happens.
    Example: "In an abrasive fashion"
    Synonyms: manner, mode, style, way
  • (noun): Characteristic or habitual practice.

Famous quotes containing the word fashion:

    Fashion is primitive in its insistence on exhibitionism, which withers in isolation. The catwalk fashion show with its incandescent hype is its apotheosis. A ritualized gathering of connoiseurs and the spoilt at a spotlit parade of snazzy pulchritude, it is an industrialized version of the pagan festivals of renewal. At the end of each seasonal display, a priesthood is enjoined to carry news of the omens to the masses.
    Stephen Bayley (b. 1951)

    I can never see fashion models,
    lean angular cheeks, strutting hips
    and blooming hair, without thinking of
    the skulls at the catacombs in Lima, Peru.
    Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952)

    He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat; it ever changes with the next block.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)