Fashion is the prevailing mode of expression through clothing. It reflects social status, class, and the time period in which a particular style is popular.
The term fashion may also refer to the emergence of new styles, which are perceived as being more or less socially acceptable at a given time and place. This may be influenced by changes in the way people live or the interests of those involved in fashion design and production (e.g., designers or manufacturers).
Trends are created by individuals who are known as fashion innovators. They create and promote these trends to their followers (e.g., through blogs or websites) in order to gain popularity and sales for their companies.
They also spread the trends through social media, which allows them to connect with many other people in their industry and around the world. This can lead to the dissemination of these trends through a process called diffusion, which typically results in a bell-shaped curve, with the innovators’ followers then picking up on the trend and spreading it to others.
As these trends gain popularity and become mainstream, they are often sold on a mass basis and become widely accessible to consumers. This is a significant source of revenue for the fashion industry, although it has been criticized as a form of exploitation.
Fashion is also a tool for characterization, as clothing can convey an individual’s attitude, personality, and mood. This means that paying close attention to the clothes in your story can be helpful for your writing and will enrich your readers’ experiences.