Fashion is the study of an existing phenomena in terms of dress code and cultural expression. It is a visual language used to communicate with the public. The word comes from the Latin words – decorum and culture.
Fashion is a mode of autonomy and self-expression in a given situation and context and in a given time and age, of dressing, shoes, accessories, hair style, makeup, body language, and fashion-related behaviors. In its broadest usage, the word implies a particular look defined by the fashion industry by what is fashionable as that which is most popular at the moment. As such, there can be broad differences in the way people dress according to the fashion. High fashion and low fashion, classic fashion and new fashion, metropolitan fashion and rural fashion, formal fashion and informal fashion are just some examples of major sub-categories of fashion. High fashion is characterized by high profile designers and brands, high fashion shows, celebrities, and high-fashion catalogues/wishes.
Haute couture is a French term that refers to high fashion. It is sometimes also called haute monde and haute culture. Some famous French designers who are associated with haute couture are Balmain, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, and Prada. Haute couture houses many items of daily dress and accessories that are considered cutting edge or cutting-edge. The products may not always conform to the standards of contemporary fashion.
The term haute couture is sometimes used interchangeably with haute monde. A notable trend toward wearing high fashion in Paris fashion week can be considered haute fashion. A Paris fashion week designer is often surrounded by a circle of followers in what is considered one of the world’s most fashionable cities. There are many variations on the haute fashion style; there is no clear defining ‘haute fashion’ trend.
Paris fashion week is considered to be late nineteenth century and the main trends during this period were characterized by a reduction in the use of dressmaking procedures such as pleats, sleeves, necklines, and bodices. The absence of dressmaking processes allowed greater freedom in the design and manufacture of clothing. The ready-to-wear market was established by mid-century and it became a major global industry. Paris fashion weeks still exist today, although they tend to rotate between haute couture and simple dressmaking procedures.
Fashion shows are now considered an important part of a woman’s wardrobe. Many fashion shows are now held annually in major cities around the world. In addition to fashion shows, fashion weeks feature various other fashion-related exhibits, seminars, parties, and photo exhibitions. Major fashion weeks include New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Toronto Fashion Week, Miami Fashion Week, and Salon International de la Mode.