What Is Fashion?
Fashion is a culturally specific way of wearing clothes that reflects the time period in which the person lives. This is why whole magazines are dedicated to the subject and TV programs give a lot of airtime to discussions about it. Fashion is a global phenomenon and influences all parts of society. Even people who have no direct connection to the clothing industry still follow its changes and talk about them continually.
Almost every aspect of the human body is subject to fashion: from makeup, to how long the skirts are and what color they are, as well as the way the hair is styled. There are even fashions in cars and furniture but there is more sensitivity about how the clothing looks than about other things.
The way one dresses also reveals the group that one belongs to: there are Goths, skaters and preps for example. Clothes can create a stereotype and distance between groups but they can also make the same people look alike, and that unifies them. Fashions are created by trendsetters, and they are mostly women but men can be also. These are people with talent, beauty and an intriguing personality who can make their own style look unique and attractive to other people.
There are many different styles of fashion but the key to a successful fashion is balance. The colors, fabrics and the body shape of the model must all match each other in order to be aesthetically pleasing.