What is fashion?

  • (noun): The latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior.
    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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Some articles on fashion:

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′s Fashion Week ... In September 2011, Karimova′s planned spring 2012 fashion show at New York’s Fashion Week was banned after Human Rights Watch and other organizations had drawn ... However the fashion show was eventually held in New York, with the location changed to Cipriani ...
Fashion - Intellectual Property
... Within the fashion industry, intellectual property is not enforced as it is within the film industry and music industry ... property expert at Creative Business House ( organization specializing in fashion and trademarking), mentions in a fashion seminar held in LA that "Copyright law ... To "take inspiration" from others' designs contributes to the fashion industry's ability to establish clothing trends ...
End Of Fashion (album)
... End of Fashion is the debut album by Australian power pop band End of Fashion ... include Hugh Jennings (a former bassist for End of Fashion), Katy Steele of Little Birdy, and producer Dennis Herring ...
Collar (BDSM) - Social Significance - Other Wearers of Collars
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... still titled "Cordwainer's at London College of Fashion" ...

More definitions of "fashion":

  • (verb): Make out of components (often in an improvising manner).
    Synonyms: forge
  • (noun): Characteristic or habitual practice.
  • (noun): How something is done or how it happens.
    Example: "In an abrasive fashion"
    Synonyms: manner, mode, style, way

Famous quotes containing the word fashion:

    A man in all the world’s new fashion planted,
    That hath a mint of phrases in his brain.
    One who the music of his own vain tongue
    Doth ravish like enchanting harmony.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Women who are devoted to causes, such as overpopulation and the underprivileged [sic], are much less interested in fashion than, let’s say, those who lunch at La Grenouille and Le Cirque.
    Ann Landers (b. 1918)

    Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)