If you want to be ahead of the game and find out what’s hot in the world of fashion you have two choices. One – you get a job as a fashion editor for a hugely glamorous magazine or two – you visit a website that tells you what’s new out in the world of fashion! One of these is very tricky and there’s a long waiting list of people ahead of you – and the second option is easy. All the Clothes has just launched it’s fashion news section. This will keep you up to date with all the new items from loads of great shops. They scour the what’s new lists, visit the top fashion sites they know you love and bring you everything you need to be wearing cutting edge fashion.
Even visiting the cat walk shows doesn’t guarantee you being able to buy what’s being shown. Many companies take their leads from the big fashion shows at Paris and London and design their new ranges round the themes and colours of the cat walk fashion.
Fashion seems to constantly change. What’s trendy one week can be old hat the next! Some fashion seems more prone to fading quickly – anything that’s really unusual will be more likely to be out of favour. Plainer clothes are likely to be wearable longer, but sometimes new cutting edge styles stay and change a little with the times. When items are flexible to change, can be made from different fabrics, and even worn by different age groups then an item will be long lasting.
For some sections of fashion – like underwear, new technologies really help widen the range available. Machine embroidery means bras can be prettier than ever before. For some clothing a return to hand embroidery has been important and has bought about some really pretty changes to the high street fashion.
Fashion in clothes has allowed wearers to express emotion or solidarity with other people for millennia. Modern Westerners have a wide choice available in the selection of their clothes. When people who have cultural status start to wear new or different clothes a fashion trend may start. People who like or respect them may start to wear clothes of a similar style.
Designs are difficult to protect in court, because they incorporate elements that are effectively in the “public domain. Designers in turn respond to this obsolescence with new designs. Although tailors and dressmakers were no doubt responsible for many innovations before, and the textile industry certainly led many trends, the History of fashion design is normally taken to date from 1858, when the English-born Charles Frederick Worth opened the first true haute couture house in Paris. Since then the professional designer has become a progressively more dominant figure, despite the origins of many fashions in street fashion.
At the same time there remains an equal or larger range designated (at least currently) ‘out of fashion’. Fashion houses and their associated fashion designers, as well as high-status consumers (including celebrities), appear to have some role in determining the rates and directions of fashion change. Haute Couture designers followed the trend by starting the ready-to-wear and perfume lines, heavily advertised in the magazines that now dwarf their original couture businesses. While brand names and logos are protected, designs are not. Smaller, boutique, designers have lost revenue after their designs have been taken and marketed by bigger businesses with more resources.
Designers and fashion magazine editors, who hire models, and executives for agencies that represent the young women, are skeptical that the profession can be regulated or monitored. In any given season, we see designers working on similar design themes that define the current mode. Young and unknown designers will be worst off, as they will not be able to afford the lawyers’ fees that will be part of the new price of admission to the industry. Fashion marketing and merchandising professionals are responsible for identifying and creating fashion trends to sell the products created by fashion designers. There are fashion designers who are making history from with innovative designs. New York City is home to some of the biggest designers. Individual designers’ shows are searchable under season and city.
Fashion and accessory designers use their knowledge of design principles, techniques, and tools to create sketches and models of original garments, shoes, handbags and other fashion accessories. Men wore loin-clothes while women were bare to the waist. As a result we find more and more men and women adopting the swadeshi clothes and designs. As of late the industry has started to use more realistic models so that they can defend themselves, but many are saying that clothes simply look better on skinny models, and it’s only about what the clothes look like, not the person inside of them.
People have many stereotypes. Especially towards the other nations. Some of them are not merely stereotypes but the very truth, while the other are a complete falsehood.
Before going to Paris and meeting the Parisians I used to think the capital citizens are all dressed-up, as if they have just went down the catwalk. And I was surprised when I saw the Parisians with my own eyes. They turned out to be dressed like millions of Europeans – each in his or her way. I mean there are people who keep up with the latest fashion trends and wear only Gucci or Prada. But there are many of them who wear inexpensive brands and don’t care about the caprices of vogue.
So I got interested in the subject. I decided to ask people in the Paris streets what they are in and why.
The first mademoiselle I stopped was Linda. She is a designer and names Pierre Cardin her favourite fashion designer. She answered positively when I asked her if she wore her own clothes. She also buys them in different shops. For instance she likes Morgan and drops in at H&M. She said she doesn’t keep up with the latest trends and creates her own style.
Antuan was my next interviewer. He is an extremely interesting personality I should say. Very elegant and stylish in spite of his age (he’s about 70). He said he is cut out to be a man of fashion. He buys clothes in luxurious designer boutiques but doesn’t follow the fashion laws. He said he would never put on a thing at the season he bought it. No sooner than in a couple of years, he added.
A young couple I talked to turned out to be Scandinavians. They stand out against the background of the other people by an impressive appearance: the girl wears leggings and a shirt with a belt over it. The guys buy clothes at second-hand shops and never read fashion magazines.
Fabrice was the next. He is an expatriate Brazilian. The young man is a dancer and works for Jeune Ballet de Paris. He complained that it’s difficult to live in Paris if you wear clothes that are bright and out of style. But he got used to eccentric items and doesn’t care about the opinion of the society. He prefers to buy clothes at open-air bazaars choosing things he likes. He said he doesn’t keep to any style because he’s an actor and he is fond of transformations.
In northeastern regions of the city live expatriates from Arab and African countries people dress quite differently. They prefer to buy clothes in small stores run by their compatriots. The goods at such stores are of a simple cut, gleam with silver and gold and are decorated with different ethnic elements. Golden rings and big bracelets are all the fashion here. Girls wear jeans with strass and flaring tops, guys sport peaked caps and golden bangles, corpulent women prefer to wear African turbans.
I found out that overwhelming majority of the youngsters do the shopping at Etam and Zara. Those who like something more original drop in at H&M. Lots of them like vintage stores. Sometimes the prices there are so high that the youngsters can afford to pay a visit there only on special occasions. Lots of young people favour second-hand shops. All in all I can say that most Parisians combine things: they wear some brand items with interesting accessories, things brought from abroad trips or articles found in the Grandmother’s wardrobe.