Fashion is a very specific field. From the one side it is art, while from another side it is a powerful industry with billon turnarounds per year. First part is the place where people realize their most daring ideas, while the second part has very strict rules of how it works. Fashion was always an art; this is the first sign of freedom. For example, in totalitarian states fashion is usually controlled by the state. This is the private zone of every human that gives him (or her) a place for creativity.
Modern fashion has many centers and providers. One of the biggest centers of fashion is the Haute Couture. It is based in Paris, France; however, many companies from all over the world cooperate with this system. Special fashion weeks of Haute Couture take places in many countries – The US, the UK, Russia, Italy, Spain and etcetera. Main media centers cooperate with the Haute Couture system. For example, famous designers use their ideas from the collections to help form costumes for Hollywood films. Many famous artists also cooperate with Haute Couture designers to make their stage clothes. For example, Versace, Gucci and Roberto Cavalli helped Beyoncé to make the stage clothes for her tour in 2016 year.
However, Haute Couture is not the only place where fashion as art lives. Fashion as art can also live in the underground culture. There are more than ten old underground fashion trends that are still popular in 2016 year. However, to be honest, most of them will look funny in a couple of years. “Nerd” style is popular among young people. Anyway, all these floppy bowties and suspenders don’t seem to look fresh these days. Snapbacks… Somebody should tell all these guys that these Snapbacks are going to be bellbottoms of the 2010’s. Unnecessary fashion glasses are something that strongly attracts teenagers in 2016 year. Another fashion trend for teenagers is vintage band shirts. Beards and mustaches trend is fortunately on the wane; for me it was a feeling that I live between Vikings and forest dwellers. Especially if this trend becomes a friend of the Urban Lumberjacks trend. Another funny trend is oversized watches. However, with a new Apple Watch this fashion trend is only going to spread widely. Fake tans trend will also look very strange for future generations. As you can see, fashion is something that changes really fast and has many directions to grow. This is a space for self-freedom and creativity, and an integral part of every democratic society.
Fashion is a very specific field. From the one side it is art, while from another side it is a powerful industry with billon turnarounds per year. First part is the place where people realize their most daring ideas, while the second part has very strict rules of how it works. Fashion was always an art; this is the first sign of freedom.