Fashion is a way of styling in terms of clothes, lifestyle, culture etc. In our everyday life, we get influenced by the fashion statement of actors and actresses. There has been a huge paradigm shift right from the 80’s up to the 21st century. It symbolizes cultural and social changes that take place over a period of time.
Fashion is what one thinks and wears in confidence. Many fashion lovers have their fashion sense and thus bring variety in the industry reflecting contemporary innovative tags.
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Among children, the term fashion simply means differing ways of dressing, hairstyles, footwear, nail art etc but the term fashion goes beyond clothing. It can literally mean changing trends in a society, like increase in the percentage of working women over the past century, women handling business.
Women have gone one step beyond men in terms of fashion. Earlier, Indian tradition stressed on wearing saris, bhurka, suit-salwar etc. But now women have the right to wear whatever they feel like. Trousers, pants, shirts are commonly worn by Indian ladies worldwide.
New perceptions are inculcated with the help of fashion magazines. It is a conglomeration of varying fashion statements all over the world. There are many fashion magazines like ‘The Elle’, Cosmopolitan, Nylon, Allure, Vogue, Dazed, Seventeen, Harpers Bazaar.
Fashion is something that can be followed informally, unless you want to pursue it as a career. It builds onto one’s personality. It reflects one’s own way of thinking and reflection of oneself. It can be a source of infotainment, where one can learn about the changing history of trends over the past few years as well as utilize it for self dressing and fun activities. It can also be a source of experimentation. One can always experiment with new styling and clothing on themselves, friends and family.
There are many educational institutions that promote and support the ideals of fashion industry and encourage all those who wish to pursue fashion as a serious career by providing formal degrees and internship opportunities with famous and renowned stylists. Some of the top institutes are NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology), Pearl academy, SID (Symbiosis institute of Design) etc.
Boys also have their own ideas of being fashionable. They wear loose Tee-shirts, tight pants, Justin Beiber hair style, long pointed shoes. On the other hand, girls wear off-shoulder dresses, pants, long skirts, graphic printed Tee-shirts etc. They try to mimic their favourite TV stars, because apparently what’s shown on the screen has to be cool. But in reality, it’s not the case.
The affluent want to stand different. All the celebrities that want to adopt the latest trend for the simple reason that they belong to that kind of suitable ethos and so it reflects in their next coming generations too. But a lay person cannot afford such luxuries.
A short heighted girl will always put an effort of wearing heels; on the other hand a tall statured girl will avoid doing so. Everybody wants to look fashionable and stylish, but it should not be at the cost of one’s comfort. The young generation should not waste their valuable time, energy and resources on such activities and focus on something that helps them become a better person.