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Fashion Stylists vs. Fashion Designers - Fashion Stylists vs. Fashion Designers Fashion stylists and fashion designers have some similarities, but the differences are very evident. Fashion stylists hold the job title of someone who selects the clothing for published editorial features, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances, and any public appearances made by celebrities, models or other public figures. Fashion designers simply create garments to be worn and purchased by the general public. Fashion stylists unlike fashion designers will always be in demand....   [tags: Fashion] 605 words
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Fashion as a Landslide - Fashion is an essential part of everyone’s life, you can’t walk around naked, it’s a violation of the law. There are many different elements that go into the clothes you select off the racks at department stores and specialized boutiques. The selection process is an essential part of personal fashion. Ever wonder why when entering a beloved store in the mall all of the stores are featuring the same color pallets. How about the styles one will find on the racks. Where do these styles come from and who decides they’re the trend to follow....   [tags: fashion]
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Fashion as Fashion Photography - Fashion is an evolving subject. Fashion Photography, as Fashion itself has transformed too. The way Fashion Photography has changed a lot to what it was and what it is now. And yes it would have changed as a lot has transformed through the years of fashion. Fashion Photography’s meaning and representation has changed in a way that the image represents something that sometimes is not realistic, Photography as an illusion. Fashion Photography has changed in the way we look at it know, it has changed gender issues, sexuality, ethnicity and the way the body has been portrayed....   [tags: Fashion, Fashion Photography, ] 1082 words
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Ethical Issues in the Fashion Industry - Fashion is everything to society and the media. The fashion industry has transformed into a necessity in the life of people. Everyone wants to look good, feel fabulous and feel as if we belong with everyone else. The envy and desire to wear certain things and look a certain way all come, from wearing the latest fashion handbags, accessories, dresses, shoes, and the list goes on. But, when is considering fashion into an individual’s life going too far to the extreme. Many do not consider the whereabouts of fashion materials and how the environment is affected by the mere existence of certain garments....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Clothing and the Culture of Fashion - Clothing has always been an important part of society, with evidence from the earliest human civilizations. In history, climate, religion and political factors played a role in the fabrication, styling and even color of the garments that people wore. Today, the fashion industry is multi-faceted, and while climate and religion are still some factors in how we dress, there are many more influences in what we choose to wear. Time and time again, designers reference historical styles and push them into modern trends....   [tags: Fashion]
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Building Fashion Brands in Shanghai - Conclusion Although numerous previous researches covered the challenges of building fashion brands, this research aimed to find out much deeper information to present challenges of building fashion brands in Shanghai, a modern city of China. This research was a explore research. The key data were from primary research. Both quantitative approach and qualitative approach were adopted. The entire participants were selected through a convenient sample for the reason that it is easy to access to the respondents....   [tags: Fashion] 2073 words
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Influence of the Fashion Industry - Section A: INTRODUCTION Fashion industry is always the topic that draws attention of every people of us at anywhere and anytime. Everyone becomes so familiar with fashion that he or she thinks that fashion is just simply a fashionable and sophisticated style. However, life in a modern community is far more controlled by fashion industry than many people realize; it affects not only clothing, but almost every aspects of our daily life. When many people think of the fashion industry, they often think of the association of four main areas such as: retail, manufacture, design and advertising....   [tags: Fashion]
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The Many Changes of Fashion - What is Fashion. Fashion is a general term used to describe a style of clothing or practice used by people around the world. Fashion refers to anything that is a trend. Self-presentation is the most direct noticeable marker of fashion. Throughout history we have seen many changes in clothing, from the color, to the material used to make it. We have also seen the style in which clothing is made change drastically. Fashion communicates meanings that have individual and social significance. Society, cultures, gender and even political authority have impacted fashion over the years....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Fashion Design and Retail Management - Right now I am going to school for Fashion Design and Retail Management. After I graduate I plan on opening my own little boutique. The general employment outlook in your area (how likely are you to find a job in the next 2-5 years in this career). The difference in this question is that I don’t plan on working for anyone. I want to work on my own designs and work patenting my own name for my designs, opening my own shop with the help from my family. This is something that has been a dream of mine, and something that I have always wanted to do ever since I have been in high school....   [tags: Fashion]
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Exploring the Relationship Between Fashion and Dance - Having been a dancer for several years and a budding fashion designer, it has always eluded me why there is rarely a clear direct link between the two. Occassionally, dance dabbles in fashion, seeping in through sportswear and some flashy television commercials, but it’s rare to find any more depth in it. Fashion appears to found in dance, but most of this comes in the form of costumes for shows. My own experience of semi-professional urban dance styles only touches the surface of dance as a whole, and by no means is a fair representation of it, but it’s enough to have intrigued me to find out more....   [tags: Fashion]
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Renaissance Influence on Modern Day Fashion - Many people would not believe that there are so many similarities between modern day fashion and the fashion of the renaissance time period. Many differences may be seen between the two, but the similarities are remarkable. Throughout all of time, clothing has been the major representation of social classes. What people wear has always been the distinguishing factor between the wealthy and the poor classes of both the renaissance and current time period. The evolution from time period to time period has been vast, but the fact that what people wear represents what class they reside in is still very prevalent....   [tags: Fashion]
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Fashion of the Times - Before America was America, and before the settlers had their colonies, the people that were to become the first residents of Jamestowne wore clothes of the Queen. No, they didn’t wearing the clothing made by the Queen or for the Queen, nor did they wear the clothes straight off her back. The Elizabethan style, named after the Queen Elizabeth, is simply the clothing that came into style when she became heir. The original settlers of Jamestown, though under the reign of Queen Elizabeth’s cousin and heir- James I, the fashion they wore was still that of the Elizabethan era....   [tags: Fashion History] 1714 words
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Copy Protection of Fashion Design is a Futile Exercise - Fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry that thrives on the capability of people to continuously evolve from one fashion design to another as these clothes images are presented by various fashion houses then improved upon or stylized by other smaller, lesser known fashion makers. It is through this practice of taking the design of one and re-imagining it that the fashion industry in America manages to thrive and exist even during times of depression. People after all need clothes that look good and fashionable in one way or another in order to feel good about themselves....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Victorian Era Fashion - Introduction The Victorian Era is a remarkable time in history with the blooming industries, growing population, and a major turnaround in the fashion world. This era was named after Queen Victoria who ruled United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from June 1837 until she passed away 64 years later in January 1901.When Victoria received the crown, popular respect was strikingly low. The lack of respect for the position she had just come into did not diminish her confidence. Instead she won the hearts of Britain with her modesty, grace, straightforwardness, and her want to be informed on the political matters at hand even though she had no input....   [tags: Fashion]
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The Influcen of the Fashion Industry on Teenagers' Standard of Beauty - Nowadays, fashion industry is such a negative push on teenagers’ standard of beauty that it is now becoming an unsolved dilemma for our society. Firstly, Sarah Murdoch, the representative of Bonds underwear, is of the opinion that fashion industry encourages “unhealthy body images” (Dunkerley, 2008) that is thought to be unrealistic and unhealthy for most women and girls. Besides, the fact that most designers prefer to choose thin models than bigger size ones (Bolger, 2007) shows us an astonishing phenomena that there are series of clothes from size 0 to size 4 seen not only in the fashion shows but also even on the sale markets because they think that there will be “stigma attached” when do...   [tags: Fashion]
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Teen Fashion Industry - The stores that are included in my shopping are Hollister, Old Navy, Abercrombie and finch, and the Gap. They are the entire local clothing store that our youth ware, but the prices are so high that the parents cannot afford to buy them. I am a cheerleading coach and a dance instructor for our local school district. My dance team and cheerleaders wear the Aeropostal collection for our warm ups and the students just love it. My coach’s uniform is also from Areopostal. My daughter started her career at the Art institute of Philadelphia majoring in fashion and design....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Fashion Project - After I knew that what I should do for my programme of study, I set the objective to arrange the time line and research for gain the information of this project. Started from research about fashion and trends because I didn’t finish Bachelor’s degree in Fashion, so I need to know some information about to be useful for my project. The first research that I did in the first semester is about writing the diary to arrange the time and what I should do in the first fifteen weeks. Counting from the first week, I had plan to see the fashion show of London Fashion Weekend in London to get some experience about fashion, trends and some of exhibitions....   [tags: Fashion] 536 words
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Careers of Design: Interior and Fashion - Billions of working adults hold positions in order to maintain a source of income for themselves and their families. These adults can fit their jobs into certain categories, such as medical, legal, or labor, and yet there are still many professions that fit into a different type of category: Fine Arts. Fine Arts is an unique category in which two special occupations fall into: a fashion designer and an interior designer. Fine Arts is a unique category that some adults’ jobs fit into. Fine Arts employs a majority of people who are artistic and are creative....   [tags: Fashion Industry]
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Traveling Around the Fashion Trends of Women: 20th - 21st Century - The word fashion trends mean a change of clothing style. The first fashion capital of the world was Paris, France. The ‘Belle Epoque’ was the very first fashion trend. In the early 20th century, women had a conservative figure to concentrate on their body figure. A new style was born in the roaring 20’s, was brought the beginning of modern fashion. The roaring 20’s was known for the flapper skirts, gathered skirts, pleated skirts, higher hemlines, and low-cut necklines. The era of the Great Depression became known for its sophisticated Garbo look, where nylon stockings became trendy....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Consumerism and Consumption in the Fashion Industry - Many people think fashion is just all about design or the clothing that you wear. In fact, the definition is “a popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people” (Fashion). Well personally, I think that have got it wrong, and there are many more things about fashion that people do not realize. Consumerism and consumption play a huge role on what fashion is today and what goes into it, and not just about design or designers, but also socially and environmentally....   [tags: eco-fashion, ]
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18th Century Fashion and It’s Influence on 21st Century Trends - Have you ever noticed how fashion is constantly repeating itself. There are several trends that have come, gone, and come again. A few examples are bell bottoms, skinny jeans, leg warmers, and flannel shirts. But how far back do the repeating trends go. Styles from the 20th century repeat but some trends and styles you see today go back much further than that. Although 18th century clothing was a lot more elaborate then todays you can see its influence in fashion today. Although there are several examples of this two that will be discussed are the corset and the mens suit....   [tags: Fashion ]
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The Fashion Revolution in France - Fashion plays an important role in the lives of billions all over the world; people, as part of a status craving society, turn to “fashion capitals” of the world for ways in which to dress and carry themselves. New York, Milan, and Paris are leaders among this fierce industry that the world lusts after. Fashion can speak volumes about ones personality, or also about the condition the world is in at the time. In France, fashion changed rapidly and feverously as the times changed. In the early 1800s, France was the sole fashion capital of the world; everyone who was anyone looked towards Paris for inspiration (DeJean, 35)....   [tags: Fashion, France, ] 1465 words
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Chanel's Influence On Fashion - Chanel’s Influence on Fashion Coco Chanel was one of the most influential fashion designers of the Twentieth Century and she was the first significant female fashion designer. The fashion world was impacted by Chanel’s phoenix like return to fashion after her retirement in 1953. Chanel introduced men and women to practical yet elegant styles. Although Chanel has been deceased for forty-one years her undeniable influence on fashion and women’s roles in society will be remembered for generations to come....   [tags: Style, Fashion]
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History of Fashion - Fashion was culturally formed, and there is a close relationship between art and fashion. The first designer who had his label sewn into a garment he created was Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895). In the 1840s, adult women adopted a variation on girls' pantalettes as an undergarment. (Toccata: March 2010 toccatamundi.blogspot.com Pantalettes, sometimes indicated major transitions in a girl's life signifying the going forward from infant to schoolgirl. From 1350 to mid 1500s, real fashion started to appear, as clothes were tailored to display the figure....   [tags: Fashion Designers, Art, HIstory]
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Fast Fashion & The Impact of Technology - “In psychology time is a main term and it is defined as a happening of “then”, “now” and “later” (Bruzelius & Skärvad, 1992).” In the fashion industry, time is a crucial term and companies acting in this industry are constantly trying to get the fashion into the store and available to the customer in shortest possible time “(Barnes & Lea-Greenwood, 2010). Haute Couture The word couture is French and translates to sewing or stitching in English, Haute in French translates to high or elegant. Haute Couture is the highest art of fashion design....   [tags: fashion design, haute couture, fashion industry]
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How Elizabethan Fashion Has Influenced the Modern Day Fashion World - “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” (Fashion Quotes 1) The words once spoken by Henry David Thoreau are politically correct. People often look at Elizabethan‘s choice of fashion and ridicule everything about it from the hair, down to the stockings. As it appears, fashion has always been a broad topic of discussion in the world. Whether it is NY Fashion Week or a Macy’s fashion show, fashion is something that has always been an eye catcher. Fashion has been around for many years, and whether we know it or not, Elizabethan fashion has influenced the way modern fashion is today....   [tags: fashion, Elizabethan, ] 615 words
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Elsa Schiaparelli: The "Poor" Fashion Designer - Elsa Schiaparelli, an extremely talented, Italian fashion designer, gave beautiful, curvy women a perfect glow with her shocking pink and ice-cold blue dresses. Schiaparelli’s name remains unknown to the world while a large amount of her overrated competitors receive much credit for little effort. Schiaparelli strived for success through her new inventions, her film wardrobes, her irresistible perfumes, and her unique dresses while still being placed at the bottom of the fashion totem pole. Schiaparelli was born in Rome, Italy and started her career as a script writer in the United States before she moved to Paris to begin her life as a fashion designer....   [tags: Fashion & Style]
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Culture and Fashion - Many pop stars, such as Selena Gomez, Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, and more, have been pictured wearing a bindi. Most people see this as a unique fashion choice, an accessory that adds depth to an outfit. However, this is a situation where someone has pushed cultural appreciation too far. In modern society, people blur the line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation; which produces negative side effects such as the perpetuation of harmful stereotypes and degradation of a sacred tradition....   [tags: Pop Stars, Celebrities, Fashion, Style]
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My Career Choice: Fashion Designer - In life I want to become a fashion designer. My goals are to create clothing that is for all sizes, ages, and genders. In my clothing I want t show a creative side of my art ability and I want to make my clothing affordable for all as well. I think I influenced myself to wanting to become a fashion designer because I have a passion for art and wanting to become a fashion designer. I enjoy making sketches of clothing that one day will hopefully be available in stores all over. Fashion designing in my opinion is a way to express the unique side of your creativity, also fashion designing is a career that I believe I can achieve in so highly if I stay focused and continue to putting forth effort...   [tags: fashion, career, ] 769 words
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Fashion Creations of Christian Lacroix - “For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is.” –Christian Lacroix The creations of fashion designer, Christian Lacroix, are the epitome of the perfect spontaneous combinations of what he truly embodies. Inspiration for these comes from his southern France roots, his passion for the Provence traditions and customs, and his continuing fascination with the history of clothing. Lacroix’s artfully unexpected mixtures express a new form of luxury, simultaneously playful, baroque, and sophisticated....   [tags: biography, fashion, research paper] 1477 words
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What to Wear: Elizabethan Fashion - Elizabethan fashion was the start of fashion itself. This was the time of Christopher Columbus and other explorers who united the world. International trade routes had been discovered and global trade had officially began. Before the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, people just wore clothes to keep warm and to conceal themselves. Attire was plain and simple; it did not have flair or style. New fabrics and dyes were now readily available from all over the world. The Elizabethan Era was the first time the wealthy began to invest large sums of money and time into their clothing....   [tags: History of Fashion, Christopher Columbus]
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The Relationship Between Fashion and Lifestyle - The relationship Between Fashion and Lifestyle To begin with, I shall look at what fashion is; it is a currently popular style or practice involving clothing, footwear or accessories. It mostly refers to the current trends in looks and dressing style of a person (Cumming 234). In most cases, fashion is confusedly related to costumes; when a person talks of fashion they are seen to mean fashion in terms of textile. Fashion is seen to originate from the Western world and it is copied by other places....   [tags: Sociology, Dressing Styles, Change of Fashion] 1735 words
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Fashion Theories and History - QUESTION: Fashion historian and theorist Ulrich Lehmann wrote that “fashion only exists in representation”. Keeping this statement in mind, analyse one of the two given fashion images, using theories from 3-5 readings in the required and/or recommended reading lists to support your analysis of the meanings in your chosen image. In your essay, you should bring in at least one other image to help to explain your understanding of the main image. Nowadays, fashion is not about the tangible quality of garments as fashion images are more accessible to the consumer than the actual garment itself....   [tags: Ulrich Lehmann, Fashion, Respresentation]
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Analysis of the Fashion Industry - The fashion industry creates all the clothes that one is wearing at any moment of the day, from hats and hair accessories to undergarments to buttons to shoes. One could pursue either a creative or business career in the fashion industry. The fashion industry affects society both positively and negatively, especially negatively, in ways like eating disorders, providing sizes for plus-size consumers, and representation of plus-size models and ethnically diverse models. There are also problems within the fashion world, like counterfeiting of luxury brands, fast fashion, and working conditions in factories....   [tags: size zero culture, fashion, clothes]
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The Most Ridiculous Fashion - The most ludicrous fashions. By MAJ. Basim Mohamed Hamed. You are not stylish. You aren’t elegant. You’re not good-looking. These are my comments to anyone who follows the most ridiculous fashion trends in the 2000s. I urge all the people who believe that they are svelte by wearing Low rise jeans, Juicy tracksuits, Crocs, Ugg boots, and Tights or Leggings as pants to come around and think again about all of these absurd designs. Now you are young, try to think about these designs when you become old....   [tags: Trends, Fashion Advice]
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What Fashion Statement is Next? - Clothing has been around for thousands of years. Even during the primeval Stone Age, cavemen wore clothing. Watching cartoons like the Flintstones, one can get a grasp on what the clothing was made of; animal skin. In fact, that fashion statement carried on well into the 21st century with animal printed clothing. Due to the social events Americans have gone through from the Roaring 20’s, to the Disco fever 80’s, fashion has improved to fit the popular scene. Clothing has changed throughout the years based on the social issues and lifestyles of those living in the decades....   [tags: Clothing, Fashion History, Stone Age]
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Fashion Week’s Impact on American Society - Question When I was young, I had a large appeal with fashion week. My friend and I would impersonate the runway models in my living room, dressing up in my mother’s clothes and laying stuffed animals out like attendees. This fascination carried into high school, I found it as an opportunity to demonstrate my style to a larger audience. Fashion week was intriguing to me because it provided a way to express myself in a unique way and show a side of my own creativity. I anticipated this project would give me a chance to learn more about the role fashion week plays in society....   [tags: Fashion Show]
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Ladies Fashion Clothing Boutique - Throughout this essay, a thorough analysis will be made in relation to specific research on cultures of work in a particular work place. The workplace that will be focused on throughout this essay is a ladies fashion boutique. The main argument will focus on discourses of management throughout the concepts of what is considered as work in the retail sector, how the working environment is managed throughout the fashion industry, commitment in the workplace and relationship of teamwork. All these aspects of work will be tied in together to form a research based argument in relation to the fashion boutique....   [tags: Research Analysis, Ladies Fashion Boutique] 2375 words
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Flappers, Conservativism and Changes in Fashion - ... This showed that whatever type of trend was popular during a particular time, people would want to own the newest thing and conform to what society had made popular. The mindset in the early twentieth century was very traditional and conservative, as was the dress. Societal roles played a big part in how fashion was during the early twentieth century. During World War I, women took on more roles than ever before. Many women held jobs and did not want to leave them after the war. This ultimately led to the Women’s Rights Movement and gave the women the right to vote....   [tags: fashion fads, cultural changes, the 20's] 1110 words
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Fashion During the Elizabethan Era - Have you ever wondered what people in the Elizabethan Era wore. Fashion was just as important in those days as it is to some people today. What people were wearing mattered to others, and even the government. During the Elizabethan Era clothing, accessories, and cosmetics were all a part of daily life. During the Elizabethan Era, there were a set of rules controlling which classes could wear which clothing called the Sumptuary Laws. The Sumptuary Laws controlled the colors and types of clothing a person could wear....   [tags: sumptuary laws, queen elizabeth I, fashion]
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Fashion Design Piracy - One of the biggest driving forces in the fashion industry nowadays is the continuous introduction of new trends and the opportunity for designers to display their creativity. So, when that individuality is stolen or copied from a designer, it can produce uneasy consequences. Known as “design piracy”, this widespread reproduction of designs has actually been around for decades. Not much has been done at a federal level to prevent the moral and economic repercussions that stem from it. However, despite the fact that designers lose both independent recognition and profit for their work, in the long run, fashion piracy actually helps grow the industry by swiftly moving styles through society to...   [tags: Fashion's Piracy Paradox]
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Indian Fashion: Myntra.com - Is an Indian fashion online retailer which focuses on fashion and casual lifestyle products. It is founded by MUKESH BANSAL, ASHUTOSH LAWANIA and VINEET SAXENA in February 2007. Its Headquarter is in Bangalore and it is one of the top e-commerce companies in India. The regional offices are in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Myntra.com has been funded by top tier venture capital funds like Indo US, IDG and ACCEL Partners. Company began its Business to Business (B2B) segment with the personalization of gifts such as t-shirts, mugs and caps to name a few....   [tags: fashion, sales, competition] 1605 words
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The Role of Fashion Promotion Within the Fashion Industry - The Role of Fashion Promotion Within the Fashion Industry In an age where fashion and technology is constantly evolving it is important that we take a step back and take a look at the current happenings in the promotional side of the fashion industry. The fashion show,a key tool to making designers collections accessible to its consumer, will be the main focus of this essay. We shall define fashion promotion before looking at how the catwalk sits under this title. A brief history of the fashion show shall lead us into the present day, where we shall begin the debate of whether some fashion shows need be as extravagant and expensive as they are....   [tags: Fashion Promotion] 1811 words
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The Cycle of Fashion - The Cycle of Fashion Fashion is fuelled by conversion. Designers continually persuade the public that their new ideas, however shocking they may seem, are in fact everything that a stylish wardrobe requires. Next season, the same designers convince everyone to give up their allegiance to such out-modish designs and embrace instead the innovative visual trends of the latest collections. The same garments are successively dubbed 'outlandish', 'in fashion' and 'out-dated' according to the apparent vagaries of prevailing fashionable sensibilities....   [tags: Fashion Style Mode Essays] 1836 words
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Emerging Markets: High Fashion Fights Recession - ... Appendix 1 depicts Malow’s pyramid. This pyramid acts like a pendulum. This pendulum shifts as changes occur within a person’s lives. These changes can affect a person’s psychological needs. On an individual level this may not impact an industry however on a large scale these psychological needs can have a profound effect on a business. In 2008 the world recession had a profound effect on the luxurious goods industry. To illustrate this let’s presume luxury goods fulfill a person’s need of esteem (see Appendix 1)....   [tags: dress, appearance, luxury and fashion]
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The Role of Fashion Promotion Within the Fashion Industry - The Role of Fashion Promotion Within the Fashion Industry I am going to write about what the role of fashion promotion is within the fashion industry and discuss how it might develop in the next five years. To do this I shall review what fashion promotion is by defining it and finding out how, when and where it started. To understand what fashion promotion really is in a contemporary context I shall broadly look at how it is used and what many forms it has taken since the beginning up until the present day....   [tags: Fashion Industry Style ]
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Having a Career in Fashion Design - Having a Career in Fashion Design The fashion design career, has recently emerged as one of the most popular and competitive among young people. Those who actually succeed in design have a very individualistic personal style and don’t follow trends set by others. Having fashion design as your profession sometimes allows you to meet glamorous people. It can also put you in charge of what is in and out when it comes to clothing through ramp shows and fashion write-ups. Most designers have a great social status, and are accepted by everyone....   [tags: Fashion Employment Education Essays] 1244 words
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History of Fashion - History of Fashion Fashion is defined as a style of dress that is popular during a certain time or era (?Fashion?, 1). It often changes and reflects a persons. social class in old days. In modern times it reflects personality. Fads come and go as people find new and different things to like. Until the 20th century fashion changed very slowly. In the 20th century fashions change as quickly as lightning because of mass production and fast moving society. About every 10 years a totally new kind of dress is in style....   [tags: Fashion Style clothing Historical Essays]
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Rapid and Continuous Flow of New Product in Hong Kong Fashion Industry through Quick Response Strategy - ... As early as 1987, Hong Kong Government hired consultants to identify the future direction of the region’s textiles and clothing industry (KS Associates 1987). In that consultant report it was suggested that Quick Response (QR) adoption was both a threat and an opportunity in the light of global competition. In the aftermath of the recent global financial turmoil, Hong Kong’s fashion industry is facing huge challenges, and competition has become very fierce. To survive, apparel firms need to profoundly follow the latest trend....   [tags: fast fashion, modern fashion retailers] 2080 words
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Fashion Trends in the Fifties - Fashion Trends in the Fifties “It was different in the USA, where wartime restrictions had been quickly removed, and where the new ‘consumer society’ was forging ahead – helped by new developments such as the start of the credit card system in 1950. But these differing conditions produced a similar effect on fashion both in Europe and America – a tendency to prefer the safe and normal, a veering away from the radical and extreme. ‘Normal’ felt good, especially with the memory of the war still so fresh in many people’s minds” (Baker 6)....   [tags: Fashion Retail Merchandising Essays Style]
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Fashion In The 20th Century - Fashion In The 20th Century Fashion is said to be evolutionary and not revolutionary. This was not true in the 20th century. Fashion revolutionized America and the rest of the world during this time period. Also, during this time period fashion evolved tremendously. New fabrics and innovations were introduced to America. When World War I came about, people had to sacrifice their clothing for the men at war and they dressed more conservative. Christian Dior changed all of that when he came out with the “New Look.” This look consisted of draped gowns with a lot of fabric being used....   [tags: History Clothing Style Fashion Essays]
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Summary of the TED Talk: Lessons From Fashion’s Free Culture by Johanna Blakely - ... Blakely expands on this point by indicating four advantages of how the lack of copyright protection has helped the fashion flourish. First, this concept has enabled the “Democratization of fashion”. This states that we have a greater variety of fashion aspects to choose from. The second advantage is that fashion trends are now being established faster in the world. Since knock-offs are being produced faster, designers are trying to stay ahead of the game by producing more complex products. In fact, Stuart Weitzman, a shoe designer, admitted that the knock-off industry actually forced him think more creatively to come up new ideas for his designs....   [tags: Fashion, Copyright, Industry] 627 words
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A Matter of Style: Fashion in 17th Century France and New France - Queen Marie Antoinette started a fashion revolution in France when she began ordering and wearing muslin dresses from “the Americas.” Muslin dresses would have been plentiful during the 1780s when the Queen sought a simpler more comfortable wardrobe. In addition to this, the climate of the southern portion of New France and its islands caused an abundance of cotton to grow and foster a budding fabric industry. This paper compares the fashions of women in 17th century France to those of women living in New France....   [tags: France, fashion, 17th century, history, classism, ] 1011 words
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Fashion Designer- Salvatore Ferragamo - Salvatore Ferragamo was conceived in 1898 in Bonito, close Naples, Italy... He was a standout amongst the most persuasive footwear fashioners of the twentieth century, giving Hollywood's glitterati extraordinary hand-made outlines and bringing forth an emporium of extravagance customer merchandise for men and ladies, with stores in the absolute most imperative urban communities of the world. In the wake of making his first combine of shoes at age nine, for her sister to wear on her affirmation, adolescent Salvatore concluded that he had discovered his calling....   [tags: Fashion, Icon, Biography, Italy]
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Does the Use of Fur in Fashion Need to Stop, or Does the Fur Trade Serve a Need? - ... There is an another way to wear fur. That another way is fake fur. Fake fur; a type of textile fabric fashioned to simulate genuine animal fur. Fake fur is made out of varies of raw materials, the fibers are composed of polymers, including acrylics, mod acrylics, blends of polymers. These acrylic polymers are made from chemicals derived from coal, air, water, petroleum, and limestone. These variety of raw materials in theses fur are very useful against attraction of insects, and have a very low moisture making it o dry up very quickly....   [tags: PETA, faut fur, fashion industry]
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Exploring Social Patterns in the Renaissance Through Fashion - Exploring Social Patterns in the Renaissance Through Fashion Fashion reflects the attitudes of a society more than any other art form. Like art, fashion is a material record of the ideals that swayed the nations at the time of their creation. Through examining the styles, and tastes of a particular era, we can realize where the interests and priorities of a time lie. As Frank Parsons wrote in his 1920 study, The Psychology of Dress, "There is surly no better field in which to trace the devious paths of human thought than in that of clothes, where man has ever given free play to self expression, in a way which, thought not always a credit to his intelligence, is yet quite true to his innerm...   [tags: Social Culture Clothes Fashion Essays] 1140 words
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Fashion Evolution of Clothing in Sri Lanka over the Centuries - ... ** put a pic here of nilame uniform, costume of the royal family, lady of royal family, normal girl During the reign of Wimaladharmasuriya (1591 – 1604), the normal dress of a king was a shirt and a long sleeved jacket with a manthaya around the neck. Sinhalese style decorated turban or malabar style, pair of trouser with a high cornered hat with a borala. It was a custom to wear a sword and nobody was allowed to wear stocking and shoes which was a part of their royal clothes.The main intention of making kings’ jewelry special was to make the king prior and noticeable among people....   [tags: fashion, clothes, ckimate, market] 2141 words
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The Evolution of Fashion - THE EVOLUTION OF FASHION Certain times have advanced fashion and the 18th century was full of days which led to it possibility for more people to know about fashion. The evolution of fashion is an essential work for everyone concerned with designs and costumes for different stages over the period of time. Clothing are a necessity also they are function. The change of garments depends on the weather and fabric Fashion changes began to spread rapidly from the higher class to middle and working lower class....   [tags: History, Designs, Costumes]
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Fashion is an Art - Fashion takes on many different facets and concerns many subsets— a model sashaying down the runway in a gown encrusted in real gems, Lady Gaga’s infamous dress made of cuts of raw beef, a teenage girl obsessing over the season’s latest styles— it is all an expression of our minds and who we are or want to be, made tangible. It is a medium just like any other, for while artists wield brushes and paints, designers use thread and cloth to illustrate their vision. The artistry is none more so apparent than in the exclusive world of haute couture, a world of extravagance that caters to aesthetics, producing one-of-a-kind wearable masterpieces that are made to be admired rather than worn....   [tags: social issues, lady gaga]
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The Negative Impact of the Fashion Industry on American Teens - “Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we'd like to be” (Marsi). Blair Waldorf captures the essence of the fashion industry perfectly and how truly influential it can be. While there are many positive assets to the fashion industry, it has a negative impact on children and teenagers of today by promoting an unhealthy body image like that of the scrawny fashion models seen in current runways and magazines....   [tags: social issues, fashions]
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Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising College Degrees - Fashion major students are often told that those interested in the field of fashion, cannot build real careers without design and merchandising qualifications. The fashion industry is a creative world of its own with many opportunities available. Fashion design involves artistic construction of clothing; whereas, fashion merchandizing is focused on the business aspect of fashion products. Based on the construction, business, and styling of clothing, fashion design and fashion merchandising are two different fields of study....   [tags: students, careers] 590 words
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The Impacts of Fast Fashion and Technology on the Fashion Industry - ... Prêt- à-Porter (Ready to Wear) ‘Due to technological advances, military uniforms were the first ready-to-wear garments to be mass-produced during the War of 1812.High-quality ready-to-wear garments for men became generally available soon thereafter, as the relatively simple, flattering cuts and muted tones of the contemporary fashion made proportionate sizing possible in mass production. As female fashion was, at the time, still highly ornate and dependent on a precise fit, ready-to-wear garments did not become widely available for women until much later’ (Hollander 1992, p27-33)....   [tags: couture, ready-to-wear, designers]
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Crime of Fashion: Counterfeiting Goods in the Fashion Industry - ... Buttons on designer items should have the brand’s logo, if appropriate; real leather have an irregular texture while fake have consistent pattern; fastenings on luxury handbags are heavy, glide easily, and often have a matte finish (nerdgraph.com and dontybuyfakes.com). Consumers should consider the negative part of purchasing counterfeit goods and be more aware of the product they want to purchase. Paris has been the staple city for many luxury items for women. Brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton have derived from that city....   [tags: creativity, goods, industry] 2652 words
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The Advancement of the Australian Fashion Industry - Executive Summary The Australian Fashion industry has advanced drastically over the past 50 years, through style changes and technological advancements. The underlying system has stayed the same within the fashion industry, aside from all the changes. This fashion system, built up of the components of the internal system within the fashion industry and the factors affecting them, is the base guidelines to what the fashion industry is about. The Australian fashion industry developed it individual identity in the past 20 years, before which it adapted the looks that evolved mainly from Europe....   [tags: culture, style, design] 2400 words
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The Importance of Fashion in the Modern World - ... Both fashion and trend are representations of a major social, cultural phenomenon that has a strong economic impact, which has undergone a major acceleration and compression in the 20-21st centuries. Fashion seems to be a more established field of research, while trend research is still an emerging field. In addition, fashion and trend research focus on different aspects of the phenomenon, although some aspects overlap, such as the role of novelty, adoption groups, etc. It is quite challenging to accurately define and differentiate the concepts of fashion and trend....   [tags: style and status] 903 words
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The Effects Social and Political Changes Had on Fashion in the 1980’s - ... The interview also confirmed the research that men also grew their hair long in styles typically seen as feminine. When the style of the new romantics went mainstream many changed their look for sharper suits. In addition to this both genders wore similar clothing and cosmetics such as eyeliner and lipstick-something that could have partly been inspired by the punks. This “gender bending” is visibly obvious in the appearance for new romantic bands such as Boy George of Culture Club and Marilyn....   [tags: romantic fashions, punks] 2324 words
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The Life of a Fashion Designer - ... The programs are four years long, requiring a total of 120 hours ("Department of Management and Business Administration"). Basic coursework range from drawing, computer aid design, apparel design, history of costume, textiles, apparel construction to clothing and human behavior, fashion promotion, retail buying, visual display, entrepreneurship, international business, merchandise math, contemporary business strategies and applied trend forecasting ("Department of Management and Business Administration")....   [tags: clothes, fabric, internship] 1774 words
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The Truth Behind the Fashion Industry. - Topic: The Truth Behind the Fashion Industry Thesis: With the unregulated practices that goes on in the Fashion Industry, change is one notion that this abusive yet glamorous business have yet to see. The Fashion Industry can be described as a glamorous world with cameras flashing, beautiful models strutting down the runway, in stunning and grand designs. What really goes on behind fashion’s dolled up doors is only an illusion compared to what reality is. Beautiful people, stylish clothing and timeless sophistication all make up the illusion of the glitz and glam of the fashion industry, but behind the curtains countless of models and designers constantly fall victim to this industry’s ever...   [tags: sexual abuse, racism]
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Fast Fashion and the Impact of Technology - ... ‘’Considering the amount of time, money, and skill that is allotted to each completed piece, haute couture garments are also described as having no price tag - in other words, budget is not relevant. Each couture piece is not made to sell. Rather, they were designed and constructed for the runway, much like an art exhibition’’(Wikipedia, 2014). This makes haute Couture a very exclusive sector of fashion, one of the reasons Charles Worth set up the first Couture House, this also led to the creation of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne....   [tags: haute couture, pret-a-porter, mass production] 805 words
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Changes in Fashion During the 1980s - ... So did power dressing which main basics are various sized shoulder pads, Velcro, glitzy jewelry, silk, wool and cotton and bright colored spiked heels. Women adapted to men’s clothing for their needs, with various styles of skirt and jacket becoming standard, shoulder pads added the width to the female form and lent an air of authority. Men were concerned about their appearance and looking good. Even underwear became controversial, with debates over boxer shorts, bikini briefs, and jockey shorts....   [tags: clothing, designers, appearance] 531 words
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Applying for a Job in the Fashion Industry - Introduction ‘This position is best suited for a student or graduate who is fluent in English and whose written English is exceptional. You should also be able to display good knowledge of fashion history and a keen interest in vintage fashion.’ (The Gathering Goddess Vintage Boutique, 2013) I believe this extract from the job description, found on fashionjobs.com, relates to me in more ways than one. I may not have an extensive knowledge of fashion history, but it is something I am keen to gain....   [tags: career choices and opportunities]
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The Impact of Fashion in the 1920s - ... The Flapper was an expression used to describe the bold appearance and behavior women embraced during the 1920s that triggered the manner in how they would be viewed forever (Hanson, 49). It consisted of a drastically short haircut, normally a bob, dresses that showed more leg, which was considered inappropriate, no more corsets, and sometimes even trousers, thereby removing the image of the perfect women every man had always desired (Rosenberg). This eccentric creation was one of the primary sources of rebellion women used to make their statement; they wanted to strengthen themselves in society (Fashion in the 1920s)....   [tags: unprecedented transformations]
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The Need for Diversity in the Fashion Industry - Fashion models don’t need to be thin, they need to be diverse and healthy at whatever weight that is. Not everyone is supposed to be thin, some women are big boned and curvy, others are naturally slim and small boned, some are tall, others are short, some are light skinned and others are darker. So many diverse looks exist in the world today and the fashion industry need to change their perception of perfect. Body image in our society is out of control. We have young men and women comparing themselves to unrealistic models and images in the media and feeling bad about the way their own bodies look because they somehow don’t measure up....   [tags: models, weight, designers] 1415 words
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Responsibility of the Fashion Model Industry - A tall, glamorous runway model is every girl’s dream. Long beautiful legs, lean body, and beautiful shiny hair is what an average young woman views as an ideal image for a female. If you don’t resemble the images of those stunning Victoria Secret models and Fashion Week models, you suddenly become ashamed of your own body. It is a great life to have with the high pay, fame, drinking champagne on a yacht with famous celebrities and even being on the Vogue cover page. Fashion Modeling Industry has been the most influential source in our young women’s lives....   [tags: eating disorders] 1518 words
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The Woman Who Changed the Style of the World - The term “The Little Black Dress,” the fragrance “Chanel No. 5,” the Chanel suit with its soft, cardigan-like jacket and skirt, have become part of the timeless fashion vocabulary familiar to us all. From our perspective, these aspects of modern fashion hardly seem revolutionary, but Coco Chanel was a businesswoman who became successful by adopting fashion to the evolving role of women in a rapidly changing wartime society; her vision that left a legacy which endures to this day. To understand the role of Coco Chanel as a fashion revolutionary, it is important to understand the era that she lived in and how the world of fashion differed from the one we know today....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Freedom of Expression: When Does It Cross the Line? - Current fashion often provides its audience with surprises, when it comes to attracting consumers and making news in the fashion world. However, most believe that fashion should never cross the line of good taste. We have watched singers like Madonna and Lady Gaga “re-invent’ themselves each year by creating new outfits with outrageous fashion in art and advertising to sell their music. Now there are cases when the expression of these creations in retail promotions step over the line and offend some viewers, or cause controversy among the American people....   [tags: Fashion]
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Beyond the No.5: The life of the legend Coco - Envision your most implausible and outrageous wish to come true. Coco Chanel didn’t simply make her fantasies come alive. This woman single handedly revolutionized and transmuted the fashion industry. Epitomizing her own words, “In order to be irreplaceable one must be different”, Chanel eradicated her opponents with her bold and unique ideas. From modest beginnings to affluent ends, it’s undeniable that fashion icon Coco Chanel has fabricated the very principles of our Fashion Industry today and created an everlasting legacy for eras to come....   [tags: Fashion]
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Fashion - Cathy, a flagship of the intemperance, luxury and economic peculiarity rests on a point where the main emphasis is put on the materialistic, intellectual and moral issues (Cathy, 2003). Fashion is said to have an equal parallel to architecture judging from the sense of personal belonging and to the extent of detachment to it. Therefore, architecture puts itself in a position of social exclusion or inclusion to the ordinary social life of individuals. In normal ordinary life, people have moved an extra mile to use an extra cost to gain the right to feel that they can belong, personally identify, fit in elite and even acquire completeness through acquiring certain branded products irrespective...   [tags: Social Life, Consumerism] 2610 words
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Fashion or Textile Designers and History - ... It is interesting that this display of what society is likely to consider anti-traditionalist is actually showing respect for ancient history and culture. This clever and constant referral back to history, whether it is to create a context for her designs, or inform the content of her technique, works successfully to appeal to our intellect. Moreover, examine fig. and notice Westwood’s play with parody in her plaid trouser- a heritage style evoking nostalgia and sentiment. Much the antagonist, Westwood has clashed this concept with the overlaid bright techno-coloured computer-age prints....   [tags: styles, sex, rock, and rebellion] 1579 words
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