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What is fashion?

jenny.john

New Member
What do you think fashion is? It has multiple meanings and definitions.Fashion seems to be one of the hottest topics but what does it really means?
I feel fashion means something that's popular and common in certain place and time. Fashion forms from the thoughts, styles and global phenomenons of the world.Fashion is everything: the clothes and accessories, the cars, the furniture, the architecture, the way we talk, act, and think.

Whats your thought about it??
 

rabbithabit

Active Member
BeautyGal is correct in that it is unimaginative following of others, not really my lifestyle as i still cover the body in minimum style of the 90's. almost always in mini shorts and half cut off t shirts only
 

manoloca

New Member
Well, I think this really depends on how you want to look at fashion. Like what kind of perspective you take, to look into this topic in detail. If you wanna look at it from an artistic view, it is a different approach than if you want to look into it on sociological kind of view. If you want to look into it in a sociological view, I can really recommend the book 'Philosophy of Fashion' by Georg Simmel. Its approach is really interesting and, in my point of view, eye-opening. Give it a shot!
I mean, it might be that you won't find the original version but even just reading about his fashion theories summarized by someone else gives a great overview and new understanding of 'Fashion'.
 

RachelС

New Member
Well, I think this really depends on how you want to look at fashion. Like what kind of perspective you take, to look into this topic in detail. If you wanna look at it from an artistic view, it is a different approach than if you want to look into it on sociological kind of view. If you want to look into it in a sociological view, I can really recommend the book 'Philosophy of Fashion' by Georg Simmel. Its approach is really interesting and, in my point of view, eye-opening. Give it a shot!
I mean, it might be that you won't find the original version but even just reading about his fashion theories summarized by someone else gives a great overview and new understanding of 'Fashion'.
I totally agree!
 

rachelbird

New Member
To me: Fashion is expensive, but style is cheap. Go and create your own style and thats what that matters afterall!
 

Rhonda333

Moderator
Staff member
I guess I really don't have the taste to create my own style. So instead I shop places like Talbots that offer classic style that will endure for years to come. That's really the way to save money.
 

nikkimelan

New Member
Fashion is what big companies want us to think is nice so that they can sell more of their own stuff. it doesn't mean its nice or looks good.
 

rachelbird

New Member
Fashion is what big companies want us to think is nice so that they can sell more of their own stuff. it doesn't mean its nice or looks good.
there's lots of promotion of diff products by companies but not all will appeal to everyone as everyone has diff preferences. in the end, we tend to look to famous celebrities for their looks
One look in the NY Times Style section on Sunday will certainly prove you right nik.
 
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