OK, this is my attempt :)
A normal definition of "fashion" would be a popular trend of clothing, music, styles, genres, etc. that may differ from time period to time period or across areas of modern society.
However, I feel that this statement, by a comedian I forget the name of, is much more suitable:
You see, fashion is like foxhunting. There's a bunch of dogs all after one fox. And chances are, there's at least one dog there who doesn't know what the hell he's doing there. Maybe got a bit drunk before work, maybe came in late, whatever. Anyway, he doesn't know what he's there for, and as soon as he hears the horn he sees all the other dogs start heading off. So the one dog follows behind the rest. And so fashion, like that one dog, is simply
a sense of style that changes from decade to decade, century to century. each era of fashion can change by very little or drastically.
Clothing from the 17th century is cool, but what the fuck was a thinking in the 80s?!
Fashionable adj. - fashion, noun - fashion, verbmore...
Today this word seems to mean "anything that's too hideous and freaky to even wear on the catwalk - too freaky and garish for even Vivienne Westwood or John Galliano to contemplate showing".
It also means stuff that 5 years ago was being ignored in charity shops and jumble sales as being too frumpy and out-of-date.
Not so long ago, people would look at the shit that walked down the catwalk and just hang their mouth open cuz it was so godawful weird.(BTW - this definition almost exlusively applies to women of course. We were told, "oh the styles will be watered down before it gets to the shops for ordinary mortals to try to fucking figure out how to wear."
So by the time it got to the shops, it was almost unrecognisable as being associated with anything seen on the catwalk. But it would still be different enough to terrorise women into thinking that if they don't wear it, they won't look cool, or if they do wear it, they will look silly and foolish. What to do??
Of course, every season brings new colours and accessories, so that nothing goes with anything else you have bought in the last 6 months - oh how we just lamely accept and buy without question! Everything totally different so they make more and more money from these stupid people too dumb to figure out what the hell's going on, or if they are smart enough, to fucking apathetic to care and scared to look uncool.
This definition is quite extreme but...
The prevailing style or custom, as in dress, or behavior.
Something such as garment, that is in the current mode.
Fashion is not always expensive clothes. Fashion is not what all the popular girls at school are wearing. Fashion is creating a garment and being different. Fashion is developing a style. Fashion never gets old, it just gets re-created. There is no right or wrong in fashion. Fashion trends are started//developed by looking at another culture, or more ideas after you have developed a personal style. Fashion started with our earliest designers and followed with our more popular designers. Examples. Gabrielle Coco Chanel, Ives Saint Laurent, Gucci, Dolce, Fendi, Renne Lacoste, Hermes, Mui Mui, Karl Lagerfield, Christian Dior, Gorgio Armani, Donatella Versace, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy , Donna Karan, Anna Sui, Nicole Miller, Betsy Johnson, Marc Jacobs, and SO MANY MORE. Fashion isnt just whats in, its also whats out. Remember fashion is creating and re-creating, and its never the same. Without fashion pop-art, and pop-culture would be so much different. So dont think that fashion is just what all the cool kids wear, cause its not. Fashion never dies.
Examples. All the Fashion designers i named above.
*Sevens for all man kind
* and remember even Wal-Mart has its designers
Something so damn hideous it must be changed every season to spare our eyes, unfortunately not our wallets.
Anyone still wear parachute pants? Yeah - didn't think so. There goes a hundred bucks dimwit, fashion at its best I'm sure.
taking your creativity and turning it into clothes
i love fashion
People trying to look cooler than eachother by wearing the same clothes
Last casual clothes day at my school, 50% of the people in my year wore polo shirts.
what u see on 15-10 years ago pictures and say, what the fuck was i thinkin on wearin that shit!
exp; thirf-store fashion=80's mid 90'
Jcpennys=in style, ma 70's r back.