What is Fashion?


Fashion is a cultural phenomenon that encompasses clothing, footwear and accessories. It is often influenced by changing social and economic circumstances and may vary across different regions of the world. At the heart of it, though, fashion is about self-expression and creativity.

Fashion trends come and go, but personal style is timeless. Fashion is all about learning what styles fit you best, discovering what flatters your silhouette and how to pull it all together. A great stylist will help you find that personal style and teach you how to build and maintain a closet that looks as good on you as it feels.

The fashion industry is made up of four main sectors: raw material production (e.g. textiles and leather); product design and development; manufacturing and retail sales. The industry has a global reach and a large number of participants, including designers, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and consumers. The rise of fast fashion — which has become characterized by the high turnover of garments, cheap prices and rapid design and product development — has caused concerns about sustainability and ethical labour practices. In response, the industry has shifted towards sustainable style emphasizing eco-friendly materials and circular economies.

Developing a sense of style takes time and practice. Be patient and stay open to new ideas. Try to avoid judging others’ styles and focus on what you do like. It’s a process, and everyone who has an amazing style could tell you a million ‘terrible’ outfits they went through before finding their style.