Models on the catwalk

Models on the catwalk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses.  It is the prevailing styles in behavior and the newest creations of textile designers.  Because the more technical term “costume” is regularly linked to the term “fashion”, the use of the former has been relegated to special apparel like fancy dress or masquerade wear, while “fashion” generally means clothing, including the study of it.

Although aspects of fashion can be feminine or masculine, some trends are androgynous.  Many new fashions are considered suited for both male and female genders.  There are also increasingly members of both genders who tend to wear apparel which is designated for the other gender as well.

Advancements in design technology and machinery to create apparel and accessories has made the fashion industry increasingly more popular and relevant than ever.  Popular brands and technological influences are growing more apparent in the fashion industry.  Advances and new developments are shaping and creating current and future trends.  Developments such as wearable technology has become an important trend in fashion and will continue with advances such as clothing constructed with solar panels that charge devices and smart fabrics that enhance wearer comfort by changing color or texture based on environmental changes.  These advancements not only help to improve the quality of life, but to give the wearer a modern and appealing look as well.