Have You Ever Wondered…
- Why do fashions change over time?
- Who influences fashions?
- What fashions were popular when your parents were young?
If you look in your closet, you realize that you have a certain number of clothes to choose from. But how did those clothes get there? Who decided that blue jeans and t-shirts are “cool” to wear today? Who designs the clothes you see for sale in stores? All of these questions revolve around the world of fashion.
For many people, fashion is a high priority. It’s important to some people to wear only the latest fashions and styles. For others, though, keeping up with the trends isn’t that important.
The one thing that stays the same with fashion is this:it always changes!
Why do fashions change? The answer is probably as simple as the fact that people change. Over time, the new replaces the old. People are influenced greatly by popular culture, including athletes, musicians, movie stars, politicians, royalty, as well as popular films, television shows, books and music. We also are influenced by the fashion industry’s advertising.
The stars of popular culture don’t remain stars by doing the same things over and over again. Instead, they’re always searching for a new angle to maintain their popularity. Often these new angles come in the form of new clothing or hairstyles.
When people see these new styles, they often want to imitate their favorite stars. To do so, they seek out the latest fashions
And it’s been happening for hundreds of years! Ever since clothes were invented, they’ve been used as a way to express something about yourself.
So today get out some old photo albums of your parents and grandparents. Check out the clothes from 20, 30 or even 40 or more years ago. Can you imagine wearing any of those clothes today? Of course, fashion goes in cycles and what was once popular might be popular again one day. Never say never! You never know when you might be wearing clothes like your grandparents used to wear just to be “hip” today!
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