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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Fashion - Through out the renaissance era, the renaissance fashion had varieties of the different styles. The styles from Italian and Germanic designers had their influence over European wear. Both Italian and Germanic designers brought something new and thrilling era of Renaissance fashion clothing. In that time period fashion for the wealthy often meant spending most of their money on clothes. They mostly wear dark colors or jewels that were sewn into the clothing. But the richer you were the fabric was more expensive....   [tags: Renaissance, fashion, ] 824 words
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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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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 doing something for “plus-size people” (Stevens, 2010)....   [tags: Fashion]
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History of Fashion - ... Therefore, those were hard years for fashion; fabric shortages caused by the war led to a new mentality in which the idea of making an elaborated garment was considered something outrageous. The end of the war was played by Christian Dior as he saved fashion with his huge contributions using watercolor to make great pieces of art. After World War II, Christian Dior created his "New Look" with dresses that used yards of material bringing back femininity; as a respond to years of imposed restrictions by the war....   [tags: Fashion Designers, Art, HIstory]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 in my creations....   [tags: fashion, career, ] 769 words
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The Most Ridiculous Fashion - ... Now what’s next. The following fashion drove me crazy since I saw some people wearing a whiteboard on their rear. You don’t believe me. But this is my definition of this fashion. Some people, women, are walking on the streets putting on shorts or pants full of many slogans, some words, some phrases or short sentences such as “Juicy,” “Go Go,” “Love,” “Taste like Couture” and “Do the don’t.”Can you guess the name of this style now. I think you can, but don’t forget that this design has also a lot of names....   [tags: Trends, Fashion Advice]
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Fashion Design Piracy - ... This lowered price, combined with the fact that the copied design would hit store shelves first, causes consumers to deviate more towards buying the knockoff, especially if the designs are nearly identical and the differences between the two are unnoticeable. The sheer amount and speed with which copied designs are coming onto the market make it difficult for designers to fight back. Design piracy makes it more difficult for creators to make profits off their designs, since copiers can produce near identical duplicates for much cheaper (Weisburd)....   [tags: Fashion's Piracy Paradox]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fashion - ... But the late 1920’s meant short, rebellious, and very showy. Designers had more freedom expressed clothing including no corsets. Bright colors expressed that they were happy because the war was over.After a while daywear started to look like eveningwear. Very popular accessories included hats, headbands, combs, hose, evening bags, gloves, boas/furs, fans, pearls, cigarette holders, velvet and fringe, robes/scarves, and makeup.Many things were different in the 1920’s like loose-fitting clothing....   [tags: Social issues, looks]
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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 of their the nature and quality (Cathy, 2003)....   [tags: Social Life, Consumerism] 2610 words
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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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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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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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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 innermost self, whether he will acknowledge it or not." Through, tracing and analyzing, side by side, art and fashion, and the effects that one had on the other and society, we can understand the ideals, and interests of European culture, here, through the Renaissance....   [tags: Social Culture Clothes Fashion Essays] 1140 words
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Fast Fashion - For the past several decades, globalization has been a hot topic and it also anticipates every aspect of the world to connect each other. Likewise, globalization also allows consumers to have more access to catch up with updated fashion. The advantages of globalization bring a new philosophy called fast fashion, which holds quick response time and enhanced design in fashion apparel industry. In this paper, I will deliver By exploring all the aspects of each system, I will conclude the reason why fast fashion becomes the mainstream of the fashion apparel industry, and use one particular brand, Zara, as an example to discover the impact on consumer behavior in detail....   [tags: Philosophy, Globalization] 2486 words
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The Evolution of Fashion - ... In terms of decorations, there is a huge absent in both men and women’s dress. The fabric was woven in that time also embroidered or printed in shapes. Spots are often repeated in a pattern way.There were padding and restriction , women wore a small short and corset and little bum roll. A collection of cotton balls sewn to the back of the corset to thrust out from the skirt from the high waistline .In the movement of men the felt relaxed, easy and natural compared to formal behaviour in fashion....   [tags: History, Designs, Costumes]
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Fashion History - Introduction Historically, multiple styles of dressing have been created during the last several decades, which played an important role in modern fashion in the UK. Everyone has a different and unique dressing style in their general life. Some styles are influenced in vintage styles which is attributing to the deep effects of old vogue, and another group of dressing styles are inclined into the fresh element. According to those different styles some of them are even evolved in the milestones in fashion history....   [tags: Dressing Styles, Modern Dresses] 1358 words
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Fashion is an Art - ... In any given culture or time period, their clothes can tell you so much about where they were from, what religion they practiced, what their society’s values were; some types of clothing are synonymous with a certain culture or time period. For some designers, it means a lot more. “‘[Couture] is where you challenge yourself to refine your craft,’ says Karl Lagerfeld. Mugler considers it his ‘laboratory, where my imagination is permitted the most freedom.’” (Rubenstein, Kim, and Dick, 1998) Nevertheless, most people think all fashion is only about following trends....   [tags: social issues, lady gaga]
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FASHION MEDIA - ... Throughout 1955, numerous models resembling Hepburn could be seen in fashion features and advertisements in vogue displaying dark, cropped hair, thick eye brows, swanlike necks, wide-eyed youthfulness, and thin bodies" (Dresser & Jowett ,2000, p.162 ) This quote reveals how Hepburn’s image was uplifted though couture dress and her role in film Sabrina to popularize her looks into commodity’s displayed in fashion magazines. Thus revealing the influence of certain icons in cinema to influence Hollywood’s way of dress....   [tags: hollywood, femininity]
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Fashion Branding - Fashion Branding "Clothing is primarily a means of communicating, not personal identity, but social identity" as, said by Noesjirwan and Crawford (1982) who defines clothing as a ‘code’ (McCracken and Roth 1989) or symbolic representation. Clothing has been spoken by many theoriest in the past and they refer clothing as a code, a language, which allows a message to be created and (selectively) understood (Hollander, 1978; Holman, 1980; McCracken and Roth, 1989). Compliance towards a brand today showcases the social strata of the individual or the social group they belong to....   [tags: Social Identity, Clothes] 2237 words
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Dress and Fashion - Dress and fashion can be used not only to symbolize culture, religion or spirituality, but it can also be used as a tool of oppression as well as liberation. For many people, dress is an expression of personality, faith, choice and identity. It can also deeply affect one’s spiritual self and help connect the wearer to her inward self. Marco Pallis describes the significance and meaningfulness between dress and spiritual identity and how, according to him, clothing ranks among the most important but least analyzed sites of colonization....   [tags: Psychology, Expressions and Thoughts] 1762 words
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The Negative Impact of the Fashion Industry on American Teens - ... Models were obligated to market the clothes so that the product comes across as being the best it can be, while nowadays, it’s as if the models are the pivot point of fashion shows and magazines. Shouldn’t the fashion industry be revolved around the fashion itself. By concentrating fashion-related affairs around marketing the product rather than marketing the person, this takes the attention off the model. This removes a hint of pressure from said model and doesn’t encourage any self-destructive behavior....   [tags: social issues, fashions]
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History of Fashion - History of Fashion Fashion has changed a great deal over the past three centuries. As history changes it seems that fashion in some aspect changes with it to adapt to the era. Even today fashion continues to change as the years go on. Looking at fashion even 20 years ago we can see a difference from what we see in our everyday lives. For the purpose of this essay Fashion will be divided into three centuries, since not every era of clothing can be touched upon. The first era of fashion history includes 500 BC- 1450 AD....   [tags: essays research papers] 624 words
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Elizabethan Fashion - Elizabethan Fashion The Elizabethan Era was a time that reflect the mood and values of the 16th century though the use of fashion. It was a period in which a lot of originality and creativity was evident was used to create new styles of dress (Black & Garland 16). The Fashion in Elizabethan England at this time reflected the values and Ideals of the era. It was an Era that based everything on the Great Chain Of Being; which was a concept that everyone had a position in the social standings of society that was given to him or her by God (Leed 1)....   [tags: Papers] 1909 words
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Crossover Fashion - Men’s Fashion for Women and Vice Versa Civilizations as ancient as Jericho and as widespread as the Roman Empire have used clothing and jewelry as a form of nonverbal communication to indicate specific occupation, rank, gender, class, wealth, and group affiliation. These same material goods are used today for similar modes of communication. While some modern societies like the Taliban in Afghanistan make such distinctions with utmost conformity (the Taliban of Afghanistan) others like America have proven to be more dynamic....   [tags: essays research papers] 858 words
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Fashion Marketing - 21st century fashion marketing 21st centuries fashion industry is fragmented. The impact of globalization has made substantial changes in fashion marketing however with the latest information technologies and communication systems the speed of this change will increase significantly forcing imaginative and innovative response to market. Dicken (1998) points out that the textiles and clothing industries were the first manufacturing industries to take on a global dimension and are the most widely dispersed in the developing world....   [tags: Business Marketing] 1673 words
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Fashion in 60s - If you look back through the past sixty years of fashion, you may notice a pattern. People may say that the true years of fashion began in the late nineteen forties and went on through the early nineteen sixties. If you look at fashion today, its almost repeated the look from sixty years ago. In each generation fashion trends become based on history and/or important events. in the nineteen forties fashion was being modeled by the military wear. World War II caused a drastic change in the way clothes were being made and worn....   [tags: essays research papers] 1553 words
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Fashion in the 60s - Fashion in the 60's The 60's were a time of change and challenge. They brought hippies, space age, folk music, and the Beatles. Women's skirts got shorter, men's hair got longer, and everyone talked about love. The 60's was characterized by the feeling that a break with the past had been achieved. Clothes, furniture, and products all looked newer, brighter, and more fun. The swinging 60's were at their height. Women's hemlines were very short. Fashion in the 60's tended to encourage exhibitionism....   [tags: essays research papers] 622 words
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The Fashion Channel - 1. Interpretation of consumer and market data. From its inception in 1996 until recently, The Fashion Channel (TFC) enjoyed great success by appealing to as a broad an audience as possible. Overall viewer numbers were the main focus, and so long as TFC had no significant competition in terms of the fashion-specific content it offered, this “something for everyone” approach was a winner. But competitors such as CNN and Lifetime made note of TFC’s success. They began to offer fashion-specific programming....   [tags: Analysis Channel] 1328 words
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Fashion and Semiotics - Fashion and Semiotics Missing Works Cited Ever since their invention many centuries ago, clothes have been used as a way of communicating. The message communicated relies on a number of factors including the social background of both the communicator and the receiver, and the context in which the message is communicated. Although at times the exact message or symbolism one is trying to portray may not be clear, it is evident that clothing has long been embraced as one of the best ways to project one’s desired personal image to those around them....   [tags: Sociology Semiology Symbolism] 1926 words
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Fashion and Style - For the love of god, why. They were heinous the first time they were popular, and certainly they have not aged any better. Tapered pants (as in, so tight at the ankle you can hardly get your foot through) were like, totally awesome in the '80s. But not really. Because as soon as we realized how ridiculous they looked, (and certainly they did) we embraced the boot cut. And now tapered pants are, like, totally grody. "Totally to the max," agrees Carrie Krysanick of Hyde Park. "They just make for bad silhouettes." As one who "pegged" her pants in college and at one point even diagonally hand-stitched some jeans for a tighter calf-hugging fit, Krysanick is a near-expert on the phenomenon....   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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Fashion Essay - It is quite evident as you walk around the streets of almost any city or town in America that the line between what was once considered the black style of dress and the white styles has become less and less evident. This is especially true with the younger kids in junior high and high school. The baggy pants and shirts with labels and bright colors that were once reserved for the inner city black and Latino kids, are now being worn by whites in wealthy suburban neighborhoods. I lived in a wealthy upper middle class area outside of Nashville Tennessee for most of my life and over the past five to ten years the change in style of dress for suburban kids has become more and more evident....   [tags: essays research papers] 614 words
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Project Runway - The main lights dim, the runway lights flash on and the audience grows excited. The models backstage grow nervous as the audience starts to cheer. The models are about to show off a new line of clothing from a designer that will become the newest trend in fashion. But what is fashion. Many people think about models, the runway, New York and expensive clothing when they hear the word fashion. But fashion is much more than that. Fashion is clothing that defines who a person is, their likes and dislikes, their personality and most importantly their culture....   [tags: Fashion] 835 words
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Haute Couture Influences Ready-to-wear - Fashion has been around ever since ancient times, since the time of the Romans, it survived the world wars and is yet today a business with rapid changes. Fashion started off as an art form, a way for the riches to show their social status with unique and innovative designs that only they could afford. It was a way to separate the social classes of the society. In this paper I will include the creator of haute couture, and how the following designers developed couture, as well as having leading names in today’s ready-to-wear industry....   [tags: Fashion ]
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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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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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Chanel's Little Black Dress - Many people would argue that Coco Chanel was one of the most influential designers of her time, let alone ever. Many designers use her designs as inspiration and many of their strategies echo hers. The reason she was so successful was due to her ambition, determination and a striving need for fame and because of this her designs are considered to be the epitome of the 20's style because her work was so fresh, chic, and modern. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was born on the 19th of August 1883. She was a French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, pursuit of expensive simplicity and menswear-inspired fashions made her one of the most influential designers ever....   [tags: Fashion] 584 words
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Collette Dinnigan's Designs - Collette Dinnigan’s designs possess an elegant, soft and ethereal sensation reflecting her individual style and ultimately resulting in her worldwide success. Her are designs for all ages from infant through to bridal wear and established her self-titled label, Collette Dinnigan in 1990. She is well known for her lingerie and bridal wear which has featured in Vogue magazine. Dinnigan’s garments are carefully hand-made in Sydney, Australia; according to Dinnigan “The product itself is not necessarily about a new shape each season; it’s much more about the detail to me....   [tags: Fashion ]
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The Evolution of High Heels - Introduction Evolution suggests that life began as relatively small and simple organism and developed into various complex organisms today. Charles Darwin proposed his Theory of Evolution, forming the foundation of evolutionary biology. He suggested that the origins of new life and evolution are caused by natural selection over successive generations. It allows differential reproduction of genotypes. There are five principles drawn upon the observation and assumption of evolution, which are reproductive potential, constancy of number, struggle for existence, individual differences and inheritance of traits....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Fashion by Anna Mowatt - ... I find it amazing that these same themes are very pervasive throughout the play, FASHION. It just goes to show that some things are pervasive throughout time. For example, it is obvious from the first line Zeke states, “Dere’s a coat to take de eyes ob all Broadway…I am de fixins dat make de natural born [gentlemen]” that appearances are very important. A bit later in that same conversation between Zeke and Millinette, she proclaims, “de money is all dat is necessary in dis country to make one lady of fashion.” Both of these statements emphasize the perception in America that for many, money and appearance are what really matters the most....   [tags: Play Analysis, Comparisons]
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Fashion Industries' Impacts on Models - ... 'Photography and the runways are such powerful tools, and say such a lot about our society. It is so much bigger than the catwalk'"(20). Major fashion companies would rather have women most likely to help sell the clothing lines instead of simply just presenting them. However, tall, blonde, white, and thin is most likely going to do the trick, the companies are simple minded to think that is not racist("Why Are Our Catwalks so White?" 9). Racism in major companies need to stop so they can start showing that everyone is equal no matter ethnicity....   [tags: Cosmetic Procedures, Society]
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Fashion, Clothing, and Society - There is much scholarly debate over fashion and clothing and their importance within present day society. Fashion and clothing can be defined as many things that hold our society together. Fashion can be defined as a prevailing custom or style of dress, etiquette and socialising, or the conventional usage in dress and manners, whereas clothing is defined as garments collectively or something that covers. If fashion and clothing were abolished there would be no room for individuality, the world’s population would be uniform....   [tags: Sociology]
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My Journey To The Fashion Industry - The philosophy with which I approach my education are that all institutions of learning are somewhat like a factory assembly line, where students are molded and are expected to meet certain specific standards by the time they graduate. Education is significantly important for a positive future. Education allows people to reach their fullest potential and help others later on reach their fullest potential. In this paper in I will try to provide information on how I came about choosing my career choice in the fashion industry, from academic excellence, life-long learning, collaboration, openness, integrity, and service....   [tags: Careers] 915 words
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Global Warming: A Fashion Trend? - Throughout the years, Diesel has promoted their brand through their innovative and typically outlandish advertising. Their unique and successful marketing techniques have helped them gain popularity. They have a reputation for the “ability to create fresh, radically rebellious, inspiring and sometimes nauseating ad campaigns that really set the brand apart from the pack” (Sauer). Their absurd ads have gone as far as encouraging smoking an obscene amount of cigarettes in a day in order to get that “sexy cough” or approving the drinking of urine in order to stay young (Copeland)....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay] 1307 words
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Fashion in the Middle Ages - The clothing of the Middle Ages, like everything else was decided by the pyramid of power. The pyramid of power was the Middle Ages Feudal System. Medieval clothes provided information about the rank of the person wearing them. From the 11th through the 14th centuries, medieval clothing assorted according to the social standing of the people. The clothing worn by nobility and upper classes was clearly different than that of the lower class. Medieval clothes provided information about the status of the person wearing them....   [tags: european history, clothing] 1143 words
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Women Fashion During 1920-1950 - ... The vote for women would not come even with the protests of WSPU because in 1914, England declared war on Germany, and the Pankhurst put an end to the protests because of the war. Nevertheless, at the end of the First World War women over 30 were given the right to vote and ten years later, the vote was given to all women over 21. Overall, there were different factors that led for women to change the way they dressed in order to express their feeling of liberation. As this study will illustrate, this initial liberation meant becoming the opposite of what men wanted women to look like, even if that meant dressing in a more ‘masculine’ way....   [tags: masculinity, feminity, identity, feminism]
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Fashion Photographer Cecil Beaton - T here have been many great photographers throughout history who have left their mark on the industry. Cecil Beaton is an inspiring fashion photographer from the 1930s. He was born in 1904 in Hampstead, England, he moved to London and continued to live there until his passing in 1980. This British photographer launched his career as a society photographer in 1926 (A Gallery for Fine Photography, 2001). His first camera was a Kodak 3A which was a very popular model in its time. Beaton used this camera to teach himself the basics of photography often using his family members as subjects....   [tags: Photography] 1116 words
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Barbie the Teenage Fashion Doll - The idea of Barbie came about when a woman named Ruth Handler was watching her daughter play with dolls. In the 1950’s, girls of all ages only had paper or cardboard dolls to play with and preferred to play with cut outs of teenagers and adult dolls. So, Ruth Handler thought to make The Teenage Fashion Doll for older girls, as a three dimensional doll, called Barbie, named after her daughter Barbara (Heppermann 2010). However, Mrs. Handler met resistance when she went to her husband with the idea, and he didn’t think her idea would work out....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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