Fashion – A Style From the Early 2000s
Fashion is an international term, covering a broad range of artistic innovations, visual innovations and cultural manifestations. It is used in the context of fashion marketing, style guide, and style manual for determining the trends in dress, architecture, literature, music, technology, furniture, foods, and other activities of daily living. Fashion is a mode of autonomy and self-expression in a certain time and place and at a certain context, with reference to the specific culture, fashion, attire, accessories, cosmetics, hairstyles, body language, and hairstyling. However, in its broader sense, the word also means a distinctive style, a signature look, or a particular approach to art, literature, technology, clothing, or everyday living. In its practical application, however, the term means a distinctive style of dressing developed by a single designer or by a collective group of designers, intended to be suitable for a particular occasion, season, or location.
In fashion industry, fashion designers are persons who are engaged in the process of conceptualizing, designing, producing, advertising, selling, or promoting styles, themes, patterns, or costumes, especially for children. This work often takes many forms, including dress, undergarments, lingerie, swimwear, footwear, handbags, jewelries, jewelry, accessories, and housewares. There are many sub-genres of these fields, including couture, salon, casual wear, swimwear, clubwear, school and/or office wear, special occasion wear, sportswear, and womenswear.
During the early years of the twentieth century, there was no such thing as fashion. Instead, clothing was associated with function and dress rather than form. During this period, American and European manufacturers took advantage of cheap textile labor and used it to make collars, stockings, cuffs, hats, caps, and gowns that were considered fashionable by their users. The early 2000s marked a paradigm shift in the fashion industry. Designers from across the world began to use high-tech production techniques to create fashionable, celebrity-appropriate clothing for the masses.