What is Fashion?
Fashion is a style of clothing that changes day to day and season to season. It can also be referred to as fashion trends.
In the modern world, more people are involved in buying, selling and producing clothing than any other industry. They design, sew, glue and dye clothes before they are sold in stores.
Many people use clothes as a way to express themselves and show who they are in society. In high school, students have groups such as “goths,” “skaters,” “preps,” and “herbs.” Their clothing reflects their social group and can be used to convey messages about rebellion and separation.
While a particular look may be considered fashionable, it is not fashion unless there is an audience and consumer base that buys into it. As such, a fashion cycle has 5 stages: introduction (the look is new), adoption (people are wearing it), rejection (the look isn’t popular anymore), clearance (it has been replaced with another trend), and return (it has sold out).
Fashion can be a powerful tool for expressing self-esteem. Research shows that when you wear something you like, it can increase your self-confidence and make you feel happier. Some researchers even think that dressing in a certain way can give you a dopamine boost, which helps you cope with negative emotions and stressful situations.