Updated: Jan 28
Is it time to update your dress collection? This season is all about statement sleeves, fun fabrics and taking it back in time to the ’80s. Loud pops of color, versatile designs and edgy silhouettes will keep your ensembles fresh and funky, and they are a perfect blend of day-to-night options. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next shopping spree, keep these trendy frocks in mind!
Fashion is a popular aesthetic expression in a certain time and context, especially in clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body proportions. Whereas, a trend often connotes a very specific aesthetic expression, and often lasting shorter than a season, fashion is a distinctive and industry-supported expression traditionally tied to the fashion season and collections. Style is an expression that lasts over many seasons, and is often connected to cultural movements and social markers, symbols, class and culture (ex. Baroque, Rococo, etc). According to sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, fashion connotes “the latest fashion, the latest difference.”
Even though they are often used together, the term fashion differs from clothes and costume, where the first describes the material and technical garment, whereas the second has been relegated to special senses like fancy-dress or masquerade wear. Fashion instead describes the social and temporal system that "activates" dress as a social signifier in a certain time and context. Philosopher Georgio Agamben connects fashion to the current intensity of the qualitative moment, to the temporal aspect the Greek called kairos, whereas clothes belong to the quantitative, to what the Greek called chronos.
With increasing mass-production of consumer commodities at cheaper prices, and with global reach, sustainability has become an urgent issue among-st politicians, brands and consumers.