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than pro­duc­ing an ac­tual sam­ple gar­ment in the work­room. If the client liked their de­sign, they or­dered it and the re­sult­ing gar­ment made money for the house.

Thus, the tra­di­tion of de­sign­ers sketch­ing out gar­ment de­signs in­stead of pre­sent­ing com­pleted gar­ments on mod­els to cus­tomers be­gan as an econ­omy.

Fash­ion de­sign­ers may work full-time for one fash­ion house, as 'in-house de­sign­ers', which owns the de­signs, or they work alone or as part of a team. Free­lance de­sign­ers work for them­selves, sell­ing their de­signs to fash­ion houses, di­rectly to shops, or to cloth­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers.

The gar­ments bear the buyer's la­bel. Some fash­ion de­sign­ers set up their own la­bels, un­der which t heir de­signs are mar­keted. Some fash­ion de­sign­ers are self-em­ployed and de­sign for in­di­vid­ual clients. Other high­end fash­ion de­sign­ers cater to spe­cialty stores or high­end fash­ion depart­ment stores.

These de­sign­ers cre­ate orig­i­nal gar­ments, as well as those that fol­low es­tab­lished fash­ion trends. Most fash­ion de­sign­ers, how­ever, work for ap­parel man­u­fac­tur­ers, cre­at­ing de­signs of men's, women's, and chil­dren's fash­ion for the mass mar­ket.

Large de­signer brands which have a 'name' as their brand such as Aber­crom­bie & Fitch, Jus­tice, or Juicy are likely to be de­signed by a team of in­di­vid­ual de­sign­ers un­der the di­rec­tion of a de­sign di­rec­tor. there is any­thing that we can all agree on in the fash­ion world, it's that fash­ion al­ways re­cy­cles, whether we like it or not.

Over the course of 100 years, fash­ion has changed dra­mat­i­cally but has also kept trends from the past very much alive.

Be­gin­ning with old-school trends back in the 1950s and later be­ing re­vived into a more mod­ern style in the late 2000s, fash­ion is on a nev­erend­ing ti­dal wave of change and re­vival.

For both men and women, fash­ion is tied to iden­tity. You are what you wear. There are many dif­fer­ent ways to dress and style your­self that could be in­spired by me­dia, print, or any­thing from the past. As we are look­ing for­ward to the year 2018, we can as­sume a shift in fash­ion and fash­ion choices in gen­eral. For some­one to un­der­stand fash­ion in its cur­rent state, one must know and ap­pre­ci­ate the his­tory of fash­ion trends over the decades. Dive into his­tory as we dis­cover how fash­ion has changed over the years from the most trend­set­ting styles to the most un­for­get­table.

Fash­ion changes a ton be­tween sea­sons, but it evolves a mon­u­men­tal amount over the years. A decade makes all the dif­fer­ence in re­defin­ing what we con­sider ‘hip’ and a cen­tury’s worth can make it look like we’re liv­ing in a whole dif­fer­ent galaxy. Over time, the new re­places the old. Peo­ple are in­flu­enced greatly by pop­u­lar cul­ture, in­clud­ing ath­letes, mu­si­cians, movie stars, politi­cians, roy­alty, as well as pop­u­lar films, tele­vi­sion shows, books and mu­sic. We also are in­flu­enced by the fash­ion in­dus­try's ad­ver­tis­ing.

The stars of pop­u­lar cul­ture don't re­main stars by do­ing the same things over and over again. In­stead, they're al­ways search­ing for a new an­gle to main­tain their pop­u­lar­ity. Of­ten, these new an­gles come in the form of new cloth­ing or hair­styles. When peo­ple see these new styles, they of­ten want to im­i­tate their favourite stars. To do so, they seek out the lat­est fash­ions clothes, shoes, jew­ellery and the like to make them look like the peo­ple they want to im­i­tate. In this way, fash­ions evolves and con­stantly changes over time.

For years, clothes have been used to sep­a­rate peo­ple into groups. Even to­day, brand-name cloth­ing that is more ex­pen­sive than other types of cloth­ing can be used by some peo­ple to dis­tin­guish them­selves from oth­ers. Un­for­tu­nately, this can of­ten have the ef­fect of dis­tanc­ing cer­tain groups from oth­ers. Don't for­get that it's al­ways OK to de­velop your own sense of style that is unique and sep­a­rate from what the fash­ion world dic­tates! Stay true to your­self and let your per­son­al­ity not your clothes speak for who you are.

I firmly be­lieve that the way fash­ion changes is of how a so­ci­ety or cul­ture changes and evolves.

Think about how the mini-skirt be­came pop­u­lar in the 1960s; this re­flected the fact that at­ti­tudes to­ward sex and the fe­male body were chang­ing and be­com­ing more lib­eral. So in this sense I be­lieve our cloth­ing and style changes as we change, as tech­nol­ogy be­comes more ad­vanced, and as our at­ti­tudes change as a so­ci­ety.

World events and trends also in­spired the clothes we wore in the 1970s, the hippy move­ment cer­tainly sparked a fash­ion style. Grow­ing up , I was in­flu­enced by many dif­fer­ent things, and (I’m go­ing to put it out there.) my teenage years were in­flu­enced by the rise in hip hop cul­ture andthis cul­ture was re­flected in my cloth­ing.

The way fash­ion changes also high­lights our chang­ing econ­omy and en­vi­ron­ment.

For ex­am­ple, the rise of clothes swap­ping and sus­tain­able, re­cy­clable fash­ion has no doubt been sparked by the eco­nomic trou­bles of re­cent years, and our grow­ing aware­ness of the fragility of the en­vi­ron­ment around us. in­dica­tive

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