Fashion is a way to express one’s personality and creativity through the clothing that we wear. It can be an understated whisper, a high-energy scream or an all knowing wink and smile. Regardless of how it speaks, fashion is a language that anyone can learn and master.
Fashion often varies between societies and differs by age groups, social classes, occupation, and geography. However, it also varies within society due to shifting cultural influences and the ever-changing tastes of consumers. In addition, some clothing styles are gendered, requiring men or women to dress in specific clothes or avoid certain styles.
The fashion industry is a global business. It’s common for clothes to be designed in one country, manufactured in another, and sold in a third. As the industry evolves and shifts, it is important to support ethical sourcing and production to reduce our environmental impact.
In general, the fashion industry is fast-paced. That means that trends can change quickly and sometimes go out of style before they even reach the retail shelves. When this happens, it’s important to be able to recognize when a trend is ending so you can find out if it’s something worth pursuing or not.
Developing a sense of personal style takes time and practice. Try experimenting with different silhouettes, colours and fabrics that are outside of your comfort zone. Take mental or physical notes of what you like and don’t like about each piece so that you can eventually make informed decisions on what to keep and what to throw out.