What is fashion?

  • (noun): How something is done or how it happens.
    Example: "In an abrasive fashion"
    Synonyms: manner, mode, style, way
    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:

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 ... accessories departments are still titled "Cordwainer's at London College of Fashion" ...
End Of Fashion (album)
... End of Fashion is the debut album by Australian power pop band End of Fashion ... Additional musicians on the album include Hugh Jennings (a former bassist for End of Fashion), Katy Steele of Little Birdy, and producer Dennis Herring ...
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 ... 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 attention to ... 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 ... from others' designs contributes to the fashion industry's ability to establish clothing trends ...

More definitions of "fashion":

  • (verb): Make out of components (often in an improvising manner).
    Synonyms: forge
  • (noun): The latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior.
  • (noun): Characteristic or habitual practice.

Famous quotes containing the word fashion:

    Quaint, outlandish heathen gods
    Black men fashion out of rods,
    Countee Cullen (1903–1946)

    I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason—as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    If you follow the suburban fashion in building a sumptuous- looking house for a little money, it will appear to all eyes as a cheap, dear house.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)