What is Fashion?

What is Fashion?
Fashion History

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

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Laver's Law

A timeline table on the fashion perspective suggested by the famous costume historian James Laver.


Theories of Fashion

Semiotics. The meaning of fashion. An explanation of fashion as a sign system of cultural change and tribal belonging. 

A look at class stratification, status, profession and requirements of clothing from everyday uniform to a mass youth cult uniform.

Status symbols, group affiliation and branding. Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class. 

Mass production and fashion cycles.

  Fashion Technology

Textile technology developments and modern lifestyles. 

Shopping today across all ranges from Tweenies to baby boomers. 

Influence of home shopping via television and the Internet to the needs of larger ladies and opinionated middle youth consumers.

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Fashion Comment

This page comments on interesting fashion articles from newspapers and magazines. 

Usually they will have some facts and figures about the British fashion world or useful current information suitable for this website.

Haute Couture and Chambre Syndicale moved to the section Couture Fashion.




Latest Fashion Trends for Winter 2012

We have pages showing the latest trends in colours, fashion fabrics, textures, prints.  There are also pages on fashion styles, bags, fashion accessories in high street and designer looks.

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Fashion-Era.com looks at women's costume and fashion history and analyses the mood of an era. Changes in technology, leisure, work, cultural and moral values, homelife and politics have all contributed to lifestyle trends which influence the clothes we wear. These are the changes that make any era of society special in relation to the study of the costume of a period.

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