Fashion is a popular style of clothes, hair, manners, habits, etc. at a particular time or place. Clothes mark out a man’s status. The craze for fashion is great among young people all over the world.
Fashion has spread in all the spheres of our life. Fashion designing is a lucrative profession. Fashion parades and shows are held to exhibit the latest dresses. Dresses are designed to fit in every occasion of life. Students generally try to copy fashions from films. Man students spend a lot of money and time on fashion. They take to drinking and smoking in the name of fashion. They fail to realize that these adversely affect their health. Parties and meetings have become a part of fashion in the modern period. However, fashion instills confidence in the mind of the youngster. Fashion should be promoted to enrich our life, not degrade it.
Man has changed himself from the primitive style of living. Science has gifted mankind with all the comforts of life. Similarly, there has been a change in fashion since the ancient period. Clothes mark out a man’s status. He always tries to present himself in the most attractive dress appropriate for an occasion. Once can make first impression on others by the way he is dressed. The craze for fashion is great among young people.
Basically man is fashionable because of his inherent desire to see good and to look good. People from all over the world are fashion conscious. Fashion has spread in all the spheres of our life. Fashion does not only mean a popular style of clothes hair etc. but it also includes etiquettes, manners and habits. Everybody wants to look beautiful and stylish. New and current style in clothes, manners etc. help people look more smart, attractive, stylish and presentable. Some people feel happy wearing fashionable dresses. Others go in for fashionable hair styles or both. Some others adopt the latest trend in their speech and manner. Hence, people never like to be out of fashion.
Fashion designing today is lucrative profession. Thousands of people are employed in this field. Dress making firms engage fashion designers and beautiful models to boost the sales of their dresses. Fashion parades and shows are held to exhibit the latest dresses. Fashion and modeling have generated a great enthusiasm among young people for physical fitness.
The major cities of the world have become centers of high fashion. Dresses are designed to fit in every occasion of life. There are specially designed outfits for different types of sports like tennis, athletics, football, swimming etc. There are casual and formal outfits designed in the latest fashion. Pierre Cardin, Ritu Beri, Versac, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahlani, Sarbari Dutta Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Reena Dhaka, Ritu Kumar etc. are some famous names in the world of fashion designing.
Fashion is unpredictable and keeps on changing according to the moods, fancies and ideas of the people. Films and cable T.V. influence fashion. Fashion is also influenced by glossy, colorful and eye0catching textile advertisements, fashion shows, and by articles in the fashion magazines etc.
Young people all over the world are becoming more and more fashion conscious. They try to look smart and beautiful by wearing dresses of the latest designs. Young girls clothe and groom themselves following their favorite heroines. Boys do the same following their favorite heroes. Some of them imitate the way of life, speech, manners and actions of the film stars. They spend a lot of money on their, dresses, footwear, cosmetics etc. They spend a lot of time on their make up. They neglect their studies.
Most youngsters regard smoking as a fashion. One can spot them in restaurants, enjoying a smoke. They do not feel ashamed of this act. One the contrary, they consider this as a status symbol. Some students even go to the extent of taking intoxicating drugs. they hardly realize the harmful effects of cigarettes and drugs on health. Parents, teachers and elders should guide the students and young people from going astray.
Most people consider drinking as a part of fashion. They consider drinking as a symbol of modern society and high fashion. Drinking affects the health adversely. One should not fall prey to this habit in the name of fashion.
Today fashion designing and technology is an established branch of human knowledge, science and practice. It provides employment and business to millions of people throughout the world and there ha been a huge investment in fashion industry. Expert fashion designers, technologists, tailors are busy day and night to cater to the needs of the fashion conscious people of the society. They not only cater to the taste of the people but also create fashion and taste and thereby earn huge profit. In India fashion industry is now booming.
Some institutes like NIFT, Satyam Fashion Institute, WLC College, Pearl Academy of Fashion provide different courses for fashion designing and technology. Courses of fashion communication and fashion marketing become very popular among the aspirants of this field. These courses can help them to get lucrative job in India and also in abroad. These types of job can satisfy both the creative as well as the monetary side.
Fashion causes an wakening among the youngster. One becomes conscious of one’s being. Fashion also relieves the monotony of a mechanical routine to some extent. It presents a contrast to the uniform dress worn by school children and other people.
Fashion also reflects progress and growth of civilization. it is a mark of social progress, prosperity and change for novelty and thrill. But fashion becomes harmful when turned into obsession. Then it means waste of time, energy and money.
In western counties, styles of clothing or fashion are continually evolving, often reflecting broader shifts in modes, customs and attitudes. This can clearly be seen in fashion during the 20th century. The formal clothing of the 1900s gave way to more relaxed, practical attire as many rigid social conventions disappeared. Women’s clothing, in particular, once restrictive-first in 1920s and then in the decades following the second world war. New fabrics such as nylon and improved technologies contributed to the speed to transition.
There is nothing to be ashamed of being fashionable. But excess of everything is bad and should be avoided. To live in style, dress well colorfully and smartly makes life lively, attractive, inviting and zestful. It is misconceived to link fashion with immorality. It is good to be fashionable but it is better to be simple and dignified. The maxim ‘simple living and high thanking’ holds true till today. We should not follow the western culture, habits and manners blindly. Our own culture is so rich and unique that we can depend upon it. Fashion should be promoted to enrich our life. not to degrade it.