Fashion is a way of expression that encompasses everything from clothes to hairstyles to even the manner in which you walk. It has become a very important part of our life. It gives us confidence and inner delight which makes our life fresh and active. It is also a great source to mitigate stress.
It has become a global industry where clothing is designed in one country, manufactured in another and sold in a third. It is an industry that requires creativity and talent as well as the ability to understand and communicate trends. The design process is highly collaborative and often involves sourcing fabric, pattern making, grading, cutting and sewing.
Today, what people wear reflects more about their character and personality than simply wanting to imitate someone else. In fact, many of the current trends can be traced back to earlier styles that became popular. For example, the ripped jeans worn by teenagers in England in 1960 and their later popularity in America led to the ripped-jeans trend that is still popular today.
In some cases, fashion can even be a form of activism, such as when brands like Patagonia and TOMS Shoes donate money to environmental causes when customers buy their products. While other times, it can be a way of expressing a political stance as was seen during the 2017 U.S. presidential election when some designers took a stand on the issues in their shows.