A Brief Look at Some of the Most Fashionable Clothing Styles For Fall
Fashion is a broad category of clothing and footwear of a particular season and locale and at a given time, in a given context and with a certain attitude. The word itself suggests a general appearance defined by the fashion industry through what is trending, but this is only one aspect of the complete fashion system. The whole system has been explained in academic language as the cultural system that emerges from the values and practices of the society in which the designers and users of fashion products operate. A designer may work for instance in the ad industry or in a design firm and produce fashion accessories for men and women both, and depending on his or her activities he or she could be called a designer, merchandiser, manufacturer, or designer. Fashion can also be used in its narrower sense of designing clothes and fashion for particular occasions.
The major categories of fashion are casual wear, preppy/cool, formal wear, semi-formal/homecoming, celebrity style, high fashion, and haute couture. High fashion and formal styles are almost always interchangeable terms in common use, since the former refers to styles of dress created with high taste by designers who create clothing for the upper and middle classes of society, while the latter emphasizes the high levels of fashion custom sought by elite fashion enthusiasts. Celebrity styles, on the other hand, refer to styles of dress created by celebrities either through their own art or by their various modeling agencies and are usually seen during high fashion shows. Semi-formal styles are those clothing styles that are acceptable for everyday use by most people in casual settings, and which are popular among people of all social classes.
High fashion and low fashion are often perceived to be the same thing, but they are not. Low fashion tends to be the style preferred by people who are not interested in having jewelry, precious stones, or other highly fashionable objects, but it is often accompanied by an air of servitude or by a sense of humor. High fashion, on the other hand, emphasizes the most elite of all tastes, including those expressed by celebrities. Celebrities frequently play a leading role in determining which styles of dress will become current fashions, since they are the ones most likely to influence others’ preferences. Styles in which they have a large say are often the most interesting styles of dress because they offer the greatest possibility for experimentation.