Fashion is one of the many aspects of life that a lot of people are very passionate about. Though some people are more intrigued by it than others, whatever may be one’s level of involvement or attachment to fashion, it is worthwhile to ask and answer the question, are all men’s and women’s clothing fashion good or not? Before we get into the details of considering if all women’s and men’s clothing fashions are good or not, let us first remind ourselves what fashion is. Fashion is a trending design or style in a culture. Fashion is ephemeral, it changes from time to time and even from culture to culture. What is fashionable in a certain time may be considered outdated or archaic in another time. For instance the styles and designs of women’s and men’s clothing worn in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are quite different from the designs and styles of women’s and men’s clothing worn in the twenty-first century. Even within the same century, the styles and designs of women’s and men’s clothing half a century ago are different from the styles and designs of women’s and men’s clothing in the technological age of the 2000s, even though some of the styles and designs of the forties and fifties and slightly making their way back into the modern culture.
Who Determines the Trend and Styles of Women’s and Men’s Clothing?
Fashion designers very often initiate the trending designs and styles of women’s and men’s clothing. They design men’s and women’s clothing based on the culture and values of the people. They tend to design these clothing based on what they think men and women of that age will appreciate wearing. For instance when women got into the work force, much of the women’s fashion shifted from flowing gowns to cooperate wears; skirts suits, pant suits, two piece dress sets, 2 piece pant sets, jeans, dress pants, stylish blouses and tops and so on, all these different women’s outfits were designed to meet the needs of the modern woman. As women get more and more sophisticated, fashion designers also follow along with more sophisticated designs and styles to meet the taste of the modern woman. We see this sophistication of designs in different forms of dresses such as evening gowns, curtail dresses, women’s church dresses and suits, designer winter coats and what have you. Apparently it is not only women who are sophisticated, men are equally getting more sophisticated and it is also being reflected in men’s clothing or outfits, for example there are assorted styles of men’s suits, such as NY suits, modern European style suits, Italian suits, “sharp suits” and so on. Most modern men no longer have t-shirts everyday on their back, if they are not dressed in suit with men’s dress shirts, matching ties and cuff-links, they are in blazers, sports-coats or jackets and these jacket are available in assorted designs and styles including winter wool jackets.
Are Men’s and Women’s Clothing Fashion Good or Not?
Whether a trending style or design of women’s and men’s clothing is good or not, is a matter of opinion. Opinions are neither good nor bad, what is important is that people respect each other’s opinions and none should be coerced into accepting an opposing opinion for any reason. Let us take a quick peek at some of the trending styles in the NYC fashion week show fall 2013. Among the fashion designers in the fashion show is Jason Wu, who designed the evening gowns Mrs. Obama, the first Lady wore for the two inaugurations of President Obama. According Jason Wu he did not have any theme for the 2013 fall fashion show, but he simply intended to portray a “grown-up look”. His collections for the fashion show fall 2013 featured only women’s clothing such as; women’s coats with a touch of military pomp, different designs and colors of long evening gowns, stylish short dresses, pants, blouses and tops. There are many other fashion designers with tens of men’s and women’s clothing in their collections for the fashion show. Which designer’s collections are the best is up for debate, it depends on what consumers want. Whose designs are good or bad? This is also up to consumers to decide. While designers may suggest to consumers what they think the fashion trend should be, it up to the consumers to decide if they want the trend on not. It is consumers that decide what kind of style appeals best to them. They decide what style and designs are appropriate for the events and occasions they normally attend. Consumers decide styles or designs that best reflect who they are and communicate appropriate message to people around them.. Everything a person wears speaks volumes about him/her. It is up to people to decide what they want others to hear by deciding whether to go with a particular fashion trend or not.