If the human history is traced back the desire of human to have good looks before the community or others is evident in many situations. From the ancient time onwards he used several methods to adorn himself to have a pleasant appearance before others. He made clothes and ornaments from different things available from the nature. With the dawn of civilization various type of dress codes were invented and each type of dress or attire signified the peculiarity of the community or class he belonged to. Later a style or trend was evolved that began the advent of fashion in people. An interesting factor about fashion is that it was phenomenon happened not only among a particular community but was spread all over the world with variations.
Fashion is simply defined as a style or trend that is followed by people in their clothing and accessories. To a certain extend fashion also denotes the behavioral pattern of a person. A person who follows the norms in fashion is always conscious about the way he present before others or society. A good style or fashion is always subject to appreciation that definitely boosts the confidence level in him. At the same time a bad fashion invite harsh criticism that may decrease the personality of a person. Often experiments of fashion are done in the clothing and accessories including foot wares and ornaments. Fashion has a wider aspect of learning about clothing in general. Fashion has two major classifications with regard to gender. There are masculine and feminine fashions. The feminine fashion is highly recognized than the masculine fashion trends. Varieties of fashions are discovered day by day in the feminine fashion styles.
The western fashion is prominent in the fashion world. From the early centuries onwards new trends and styles were introduced in the western fashion culture. Through the western travelers the fashions prevailed in other parts of the world were adopted in the western fashion clothing. Fashions from Indian, Turkish, Chinese and Persian culture were adopted and new innovative designs were created from the inspirations form these cultures. By the 14th century there was tremendous change happened in the fashion of men and women clothing. Along with the fashion of clothing fashion hairstyles became more popular by the 18th and 19th century. Kings and Queens were in constant search of new fashions in the clothing and new hair styles. Exotic imported cloth materials were brought from different parts of the world exclusively for the royal and other families.
By the end o 19th century concepts of fashions had undergone different changes. Though of fashion in clothing and accessories changed to a new concept that a person’s fashion taste reflects his personality and behavior. Another important change was the use of clothes in two major categories- casual and formal. Casual dresses were begun to be worn by people from different classes without any discrimination in informal occasions. Formal dresses are worn by professionals, officials, diplomats and by Head of the nations. Several renowned companies and government institutions have strict dress code for their employees.
Fashion changes rapidly in the informal or casual wears in the fashion industry. Celebrities particularly movie actors and sports people are often considered as trend setters in the fashion world. The trend they introduce is “faithfully” followed by the teenagers to grab the attention of others particularly during grant occasions.
One of the remarkable features of fashion industry today is the fashion shows or “fashion for a cause shows” that is conducted with the motive of collection of fund for cancer patients, child education or for other charity purposes. . Today fashion industry is one of the major industries that has huge amount of revenue than any other industry in the world.