Friday, 21 January 2011

What is fashion?

What is fashion? According to dictionary.com, fashion can be defined as "a prevailing custom or style of dress, etiquette, socializing, etc." and also as "conventional usage in dress, manners, etc., esp. of polite society, or conformity to it". According to this definition, it is what is perceived to be acceptable and seemingly normal way of conducting oneself in society. If one wants to be seen as being "in fashion", then one must not only dress a certain way, but also behave in a manner that is deemed acceptable by other members of the society. It can be influenced by politics, culture, law, society, and individual preference. Although behavior will be addressed from time to time, this blog endeavors to focus on how fashion relates to prevailing means of dressing, influences of dress, and fashions around the world. What does fashion mean to you?

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