Fashion is a kind of independence and self-expression at a certain time and place and at a certain context, usually of clothes, shoes, life, makeup, hairstyles, and overall body posture. The word simply denotes a fashion-driven look as such that is identified by the fashion industry. Different societies have developed different ways of understanding and expressing fashion and its various aspects. In most societies, fashion for both men and women is seen as a socially acceptable way to express oneself, and usually involves the dress code for both genders. For some, it may be seen as something related to beauty, while for others, it is merely an expression of their free will and individuality. Regardless of how people perceive or interpret fashion, there are some aspects that are universally understood, and these are incorporated and expressed in modern fashion.
Fashions are usually categorized into three: ready-to-wear, accessory and costume. Ready-to-wear, or RTW, is any type of garment that can be used as a basis of fashion design; this includes any articles of clothing that can be considered appropriate for wearing in everyday situations, regardless of the occasion or setting. Accessories are those small things that add to the appearance and effect of a garment. They include such items as belts, handbags, shoes, scarves, caps, sunglasses, and other such items. Costume and character costumes are specifically designed for specific occasions or settings.
Most designers categorize RTW garments according to gender, age, culture, style, or occasion. This means that, for instance, if an eight year old girl wants to wear a swimsuit, she would be able to choose from a wide variety of designs. This is because, though it may be considered “sexy”, a swimsuit designed for a pregnant woman would not fit properly or be deemed appropriate. While designers do their best to make sure no one will feel left out, there is no universal list of what makes a swimsuit stylish.
Every fashion designer has to take into consideration the fact that each person is different, and each person will choose clothing for different occasions based on their personal preferences and tastes. Some designers, feeling a little awkward, opt to design clothes for people who are close to their own size. This allows for slightly oversized models to be included in ads, while still providing a stylish and flattering cut.
For many professional fashion designers, it’s important to keep up with current fashion trends as these trends are very important to current customers. They also find it advantageous to create trend reports as these give them insight into what customers are looking for in clothing. The trend reports provide detailed descriptions of what was popular last season, what is currently popular, or what a particular style of dress or suit is receiving a lot of attention for.
Most fashion designers can’t wait to see what the public thinks of their work. These designers look to the public to see what is trendy, what is popular, what colors are in fashion, which cuts work best for different body types, etc. If they feel that something is being missed, they must research to find out what the public wants to see. By keeping up with the latest fashion trends, they ensure that when they put out new collections they will be able to keep up with the public’s needs and wants.