By Yeo Chia Hui For the longest of time, gender was the focal point in fashion. We have fashion brands rolling out niche collections, clothing stores adopting gender-specific layout, and separate men and women fashion show. Regardless of the reason behind these decisions, gender binary clothing has been the norm and, in large part, still is. However, there has been a paradigm shift recently. Along with the rise of the gender fluid movement, the fashion industry has had a social awakening of sort when it embraced the unisex appeal.
In the essay some historical facts, cultural background information were provided. I mainly focused on the influence of fashion on gender identity and vice versa. As you can see gender blur in the industry has been a subject of great importance since 1980s; and nowadays like never before. Designers and other people who are related to clothing industry are challenging whole understanding of sex and gender. Moreover, fashion companies do not only change the perspective of thinking, but some of them also seek to erase gender differences altogether.
Personal Fashion Stylist Are you a diligent personality or a Shopaholic; a business woman or a bride to be? Then this is a must-read for you. “Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality” - Shawn Ashmore. The style is captivating, isn’t it? Everybody desires to be stylish and updated with the new styles that are trending.
How do social media and peer pressure influence girls to lose weight? When most people think of "fashion", they imagine clothes of the latest "model" from Paris, New York or London. Fashion is more than just what people dress, it is a way of life because people have adopted fashion in every step in their life. The role of fashion is something that has haunted our society for a very long time. For instance, fashion promotes creativity- inspiring people to express themselves.
the use of past fashions as a source of inspiration for fashion designers and students- an approach that Westwood takes toward the majority of her collections, the ‘Mini-Crini’ an obvious example as it is an amalgamation of 19th Century crinoline and the 1960’s Mini - two iconic styles of dress representing entirely different eras of fashion. The ‘Crini' concoction clearly showcases the designer’s rich engagement with history on a number of levels. “The Mini-Crini of S/S 1986 played with the ideas of a heightened femininity by framing the body in a swaying bell-shaped skirt, a flirtatiously abbreviated version of the mid-nineteenth century crinoline.” (Arnold, 2002) …blending garments and eras that are seemingly so incongruous, in this case miniskirt, corset and crinoline, she creates clothes that are visually jarring, bringing together familiar elements seen in countless other images, yet fracturing their usual meanings by placing them in a new context. (Arnold, 2002) Crinolines became a necessity in the late 18th century
However, some organisations may just ignore it and divert customer’s attention. When concerning about the ethical issues in a fashion industry, there are a variety of aspects that should be concerned such as social, environmental and commercial. This article seeks to present a controversial ethical issues that happened in fashion industry. By using the difficult circumstance that Hermes, one of the most famous luxury fashion brand, has been experienced as an example. The main reason for choosing this topic is my personal passionate about fashion industry especially this brand.
The fashion industry is famous for pushing its limits and making some genuine bungles en route (Ariel Beccia, 2017). Despite having the necessity to face accusations such as “exploitation of culture”, fashion industries can minimize the negative aspects of cultural appropriation by following the suggested guidelines which act as a solution to the problems attributable to cultural appropriation. Before we proceed to the problems faced by cultural appropriation, we should understand the term “cultural appropriation” and how it affects the fashion industries in United States of America. ‘Culture’ is characterized as convictions, thoughts, customs, discourse, material, and articles related to a specific gathering of individuals, whereas ‘appropriation’ is considered as borrowing something without the owner’s permission (Nadra Kareem, 2017). When these two words come together, it ends up as
But, Ilon had another idea, she thought that main idea of the campaign must be what women want for them, instead of looking good for men. “Because I’m worth it”, (Gladwell, 2009, p87) was the last line of the commercial and it was powerful, because L’Oréal’s product began stealing market from
Column: Fashion Talk Designer: Karan Arora Questionnaire: 1. How would you define the market for couture bridal wear in India and abroad? Ans: Indian fashion is growing and its designers are not mere tailors, and designers here primarily cater to bridal wear. They also believe the Indian market is opening up to couture. Making our statistics about bridal wear is super personal.
The author said that the first reason is because there are none of the competitor use shabby chic as the concept, so it can make Gizi different from the others. Second reason is that shabby chic will attract women to buy the product since it is on trend. The last reason is that the design is durable, the book made by Rachel Ashwell are the proof (Apsari, 2013). At last, Apsari conclude that when we want to visual rebranding, we should refer to the competitors we have. We need to be different from the other competitors to attract our customers.