Fashion is a popular aesthetic expression at a particular time and in a specific context, especially in clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle, and body proportions. Whereas a trend often connotes a peculiar aesthetic expression and often lasting shorter than a season, fashion is a distinctive and industry-supported expression traditionally tied to the fashion season and collections. Style is an expression that lasts over many seasons and often connected to cultural movements and social markers, symbols, class, and culture (ex. Baroque, Rococo, etc.). According to sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, fashion connotes “the latest fashion, the latest difference.”
Even though they are often used together, the term fashion differs from clothes and costumes, where the first describes the material and technical garment, whereas the second has been relegated to special senses like fancy-dress or masquerade wear. Fashion instead describes the social and temporal system that “activates” dress as a social signifier in a certain time and context. Philosopher Giorgio Agamben connects fashion to the current intensity of the qualitative moment, to the temporal aspect the Greek called kairos, whereas clothes belong to the quantitative, to what the Greek called Chronos.
Fashion is the thing which is trendy or latest. Fashion basically reflects the personality of a person. Fashion is the scale with which people of different cultures distinguish themselves from each other. People irrespective of their age are hooked to latest trend. Fashion industry is one of the most important industries of countries. There is a competition between fashion industry and among the people who follow the fashion. The human desire to express him attractive and remain up to date is responsible for changing fashion styles. Fashion is also named as ‘the Latest Craze’. The method in which people behave and the dress code has changed throughout the human history.
Yes, fashion is really important as it is the lifestyle and reflects one’s perceptions. Fashion is really important when it comes to confidence. If we are following fashion it boosts our self confidence and we are comfortable with ourselves. Fashion is the spirit which decides our mood. Most important thing which our society is considering in fashion is garments. The cloth which looks beautiful on someone will not necessarily look equally good on others too. But if person is wearing something in which he looks good and fashionable this will give positive energy to him and he will feel better.
But fashion is not good when it comes to criticism and peer pressure. In most of the cases fashion is not affordable by the average income people and rich people look down upon them. But the good thing about these average people is in their circle the fashion is different which is affordable by them and they are confident with that fashion in their family and friends. The fashion is about uniqueness and it is not about adhering to what is latest and trendy. The best way to enjoy fashion is to wear what you love and be yourself.