- March 1, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Young Writers
WHAT IS FASHION?
Fashion in this case is a popular style of clothing, hair, makeup, footwear and accessories. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which people present themselves. According to Wikipedia, “A fashion can become the prevailing style in behavior or manifest the newest creations of designers, technologists, engineers, and design managers.”
FASHION IN 1920
Fashion was a big part of the 1920s. It was a time when people wanted something new. They wanted to look good and be unique. The fashion industry in the Western world saw growth during this time.
Flappers were a big subculture in the Western world during the 1920’s. Flappers were women who wore short skirts, and feathers in their hair, which was usually in a bob. They sometimes smoked and drank, and were very rebellious. Later on, their dresses became fashionable in the 1920s.
Calvin Richard Klein is an American fashion designer. He launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc. in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein also has given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry.
Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was a French fashion designer. At a younger age, Coco went with the nuns for adoption but she never got adopted, so she left the orphanage when she was 18 to work at a local tailor shop. The nuns taught Coco everything she knew about sewing and making clothes.
A fashion week is a fashion industry event lasting about one week. This is where fashion designers, brands or “houses” show their latest clothing in runway shows to buyers and the media. These events let the rest of the industry know what’s “in” and what’s “out” for the season.
Fashion is an interesting industry that keeps evolving, here in Nigeria and around the world.
Fashion 101 is Tamara Ebitonmor’s submission for the Jordan Hill Writing Challenge for February with a focus on information texts. Tamara is an eleven-year-old student of Chrisland School, Lekki, Lagos.