If you’re into fashion, you’ll understand why the world celebrates Fashion Week as if it were Christmas. You’ll understand why they trek over their feet trying to get a front row seat and gawk at the supermodels that strut the runway in recent seasons collections by many of the world’s most famous fashion designers. Fashion trends are something that fashionistas can’t live without. It’s their lifeblood to what’s hip, cool, fresh, and fierce.
Fashion tells us a lot about a person, the way they dress, and the way they dress together indicates the kind of person they are on a daily basis. Even people who claim not to care about their appearance are still telling a story about who they really are or what they strive to be. One cannot say that they do not care about fashion but do not look a certain way, be it to their detriment or success.
Fashion is not just about wearing clothes that protect us from the elements. Fashion trends tell us what to wear when we’re out in the dumps and when we’re up in the clouds. Fashion trends inspire chemistry and can be the beginning of a very beautiful love affair, as well as the end of a love affair.
If the only thing permanent in the world is change, then this is certainly evident in the world of fashion where change happens as quickly as the blink of an eye. It can be difficult and confusing to follow fashion trends but following them is what people do and they do well in most cases. An example would be the so-called fashion icons who are capable of rocking outfit looks from the most formal to the most glamorous any day of the week or any time of the day for that matter. They could be having a bad day but you wouldn’t know by their perfectly put together outfits and the smiles they flash at the paparazzi. Paris Hilton could have just broken up with her newest man during the morning while she wore designer jeans and a blouse and party the same night in a silver dress.
But just who exactly starts these fashion trends and why do people follow them? Musicians such as rock stars, athletes, actors, actresses, and even political figures have all been credited with starting fashion trends. When an influencer decides they want to tell the world that being Emo is cool, expect the rest of the world to embrace the Emo trend and see the world through one eye. People following fashion trends is what classifies us as individuals or groups, what makes us stand out or what sets us apart from the rest of society. Graceful fashion trends make us look like the rest of the world.
Another reason why people follow fashion trends is their desire to participate in a never-ending popularity contest. High fashion or “haute couture” is always carefully scrutinized, and if you find it wanting, you can be sure to see it everywhere you look – on the runways, on TV shows, in the movies, and even in your next-door neighbor. Trends can have price tags that can fully feed a third world country, but people still go ahead and get the look. It all boils down to the fact that we all want to be liked and loved and this is a surefire way to achieve that.