History of Fashion


What is Fashion?

Fashion is a popular or latest style, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, make up and body. “Fashion” is derived from the word “Factio” from Latin which gives a meaning appearance. Fashion can be described as a distinctive appearance of the person by the way they present themselves.

What is Fashion Designing?

The art of decorating and creating new trends in clothing and accessories is known as “Fashion Designing”. Fashion designing can be broadly classified into 2 types : Haute Couture and Ready-to-wear.
Haute Couture is especially dedicated to a certain stream of customer and is made with customized fit.
Ready-to-Wear are for mass market production which are designed on standard measurements. Both the haute couture and ready-to-wear are presented in the designer collection section of international catwalks.

How Fashion Designing came into existence?

Charles Frederick Worth, is considered as the first and foremost fashion designer. He setup his own studio in Paris in the early 19th century. Worth was the first one to advise his customers what to wear rather than following their demands. He become so famous that a clothing with a new design is considered to be from the House of Worth. Worth was also the first person to introduce the concept of brand into Fashion Designing industry.

How Fashion Designing came into existence in India?

Though the existence of fashion designing is visible in post-independence period, there is sudden rise in the late 19th century with the advent of globalization into Indian economy. A early trendsetter in fashion industry of India are Bhanu Athiya , who designed mainly for the bollywood movies. Later it became a trend in mass marketing. Various fashion trends in the movies have been followed by the mass market.

What is the future of Fashion Designing in India?

There is a lot of scope for the fashion designer in India. Now a day’s Fashion has became a style statement for the youth. The essence of the fashion is felt by general public. Apart from fashion weeks and beauty pageant contests, a fashion designer plays a important role in various functions such as engagements, marriages , Mehandi functions etc. The need of fashion is visible in each and every part of India which provides a ample scope for fashion designers to open their own boutiques.


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