Fashion is an art of dressing and self-expression at a certain time and place and in a certain context, with particular clothes, footwear, accessories, makeup, hair style, and body position. The word also means a specific style defined by the fashion industry, as what is fashionable at a given time or season. It may refer to the way people dress according to societal expectations. It can be defined as a style manifested by the people through the utilization of fashion materials, accessories and clothing that are current and of popular use. It may also be used in defining styles like the French fashion style which was defined as an alternative type of Western fashion influenced by French corset designs.
There are many categories of fashion. These include classical styles, regional styles, casual styles, high fashion, international styles, celebrity styles and pop/rock styles. The classical styles include dresses for women’s formal dress, dinner jackets, ball gowns and evening gowns. Regional styles are specific localities such as Mexican, Italian, British, Latin American and Thai styles. High fashion is an international style where high fashion designers create high quality, expensive garments. International styles include Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Thai styles.
Local designers produce and sell fashion trends from their country. In other words, fashion trends originate in one culture and then are transmitted to the next. The major influences on fashion trends include music, literature, social situations, fashion trends, cosmetics and other related factors. Some important designers include Juicy Couture, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Don Ed Hardy, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Anne Hathaway, Kate Spade and many more.