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Many of us think that fashion applies just the clothes we wear, but in actual fact it can be applied to almost anything we do. Fashion is used to describe a means of expression. The terms "fashionable" and "unfashionable" are used to describe something that does or does not tally with the current popular mode of expression. Fashions can apply to many fields of human activity and thinking, including those such as architecture, music, speech, pastimes, etiquette, politics, and technology, to name but a few.
The broad use of the term fashion when applied to clothes was used in the past as a means of people showing solidarity with other people by their choice of clothes. However, in more realistic terms, today Modern Westerners have a wide choice of clothes available to them, and wearing what is currently in fashion is unlikely to be exactly the same as someone else. Nowadays what a person wears is more likely to be a reflection of their personal tastes and character, than wanting to imitate somebody else. However, when celebrities or people in the public eye start to wear new or different clothes, people tend to copy them and a new fashion develops, therefore the original term may still apply today.
Fashion is something that varies tremendously, not just in different eras, but also in the same generation but between different ages, social classes, professions and by location. The term "fashionist" has developed in the 21st century as a way of describing someone who is dedicated to fashion, and the development of this term is indicative of the role fashion and trends play in the contemporary age.
Fashion by its very nature, is something that is continually changing, and when applied to clothes this happens even more quickly than in other areas of social behavior. What is an interesting phenomenon in regards to clothing fashions is that whilst something quickly becomes out of fashion, it can become fashionable again at a later date when these clothes come back into fashion again. This is something that is seen predominantly only with clothes, and not with other areas of design or human actions.
Every part of ones appearance is subject to fashion, from makeup, hair, length of skirts, and accessories, nothing is left untouched. Fashion houses and their fashion designers, as well as their celebrity clients are key in determining how clothes fashions change and how quickly. They are also the main force behind determining if something is in or out of fashion and if to bring something back in to fashion. An important part of fashion is fashion journalism, and this can be found in every magazine, newspaper, and television article around, as well as in fashion websites and blogs.
This is demonstrated by the fact that Vogue, founded in the US in 1902, is now one of the longest-lasting and most popular magazines in the world, and has spurned international editions around the globe. Despite the advent of television and widespread internet coverage, press coverage is still seen by the fashion industry as the most important form of publicity in conveying the new fashion trends to society.
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“I changed in the hotel room in about two seconds flat and went out, and when I walked in that room — the applause,” she told Women’s Wear Daily in 2000. “It was the first time I realized it was like being a star for a short while. It was a great feeling, but it was a feeling also of responsibility, when you have women reacting that way and depending on you.”Ms. Claiborne, with her close-cropped black hair and oversize glasses, was an imposing boss to her employees and an aloof chief executive to financial analysts, presiding over design meetings with a delicate glass bell she rang to maintain order. She was a critic of the fashion industry and spoke out about a lack of opportunities for women to achieve equality in other fields.
When she was 19, Ms. Claiborne, who had studied painting in Brussels and Nice but never completed high school, won a design contest advertised in Harper’s Bazaar magazine and was inspired to pursue a career in fashion. Her parents did not approve. According to Irene Daria’s book “The Fashion Cycle” (Simon & Schuster, 1990), the family was driving through Manhattan two years later when Ms. Claiborne declared, “I’m staying.” Her father let her out of the car, handed her $50 and said, “Good luck.”
“It wasn’t as bad as it sounds,” Ms. Claiborne recalled at a meeting with Liz Claiborne’s current designers last year. She stayed with her grandmother for a month while looking for a job. Tina Leser eventually hired her to work at her dress house as a sketcher and fit model.
“The two of us were accidents waiting to happen,” Mr. Ortenberg said. “I won her by reading aloud ‘The Little Prince.’ ”They divorced their spouses and were married in 1957. After retiring, she and Mr. Ortenberg separated themselves from fashion almost entirely, setting off on travels to remote corners of the world in what could have been described as storybook adventures.
As a designer, Ms. Claiborne did not care to be considered a trendsetter. She placed practical concerns over the glamour of the catwalks and the prestige of designer prices. Her arrival as a fashion brand was well timed, catching the beginning of a great change in American society as women headed to the workplace in large numbers.
She created a new foundation for a modern working woman’s wardrobe, which had begun, she once acknowledged irritably, as the bland reinterpretation for women of a man’s navy blue suit and tie. Blouses that closed with frilly bows did not appeal to Ms. Claiborne. Her creative expressions were made of colorful tailored separates that could be mixed with other pieces to create many outfits.As women made headway in corporate America, Ms. Claiborne expanded with office-friendly sportswear that conveyed a potent blend of intelligence, strength and femininity. It eventually transcended the workplace, becoming a lifestyle brand. One of her first designs was a velour peasant blouse; she sold 15,000 pieces in one season.
“I wanted to dress busy and active women like myself, women who dress in a rush and who weren’t perfect,” Ms. Claiborne said in a 1989 interview in Women’s Wear Daily. “But loving clothes, I knew clothes could do a certain thing for you from a flattering point of view. And I tried to bring good taste to a mass level.”
Ms. Claiborne correctly anticipated a market for affordable business-like clothes that women could wear to compete with men in professional workplaces. In her no-nonsense way, she became a role model — and her label an inspiration — to those who were looking to break through glass ceilings, as she had done.
In 1986, Liz Claiborne Inc. became the first company founded by a woman to be ranked among the Fortune 500. And of the companies on that list, hers was one of only a handful with women as chief executives.
When Ms. Claiborne retired from active management of the company, in 1990, it was the largest women’s apparel maker in the country, with $1.4 billion in sales. It remains among the largest today, with $5 billion in sales in 2006 and a portfolio of brands that now includes Dana Buchman, Juicy Couture, Ellen Tracy and Lucky Brand Jeans.
But the company, squeezed by moderate-priced department store brands, has been hard pressed in recent months to maintain the sales of its traditional labels like Liz Claiborne; it reported a 65 percent decline in first-quarter earnings this year, and the outlook for the rest of 2007 is weak.
Last week, the company announced that it had reorganized its brands into wholesale and retail divisions while eliminating several executive positions.
Her strategy was to provide an alternative to the expensive options facing women. Her designs, she said, were “businesslike, but not too pinstripe, more casual, more imaginative, less uptight.” I became a fan of Ms. Claiborne when she designed clothing the the full-figured women, especially designer jeans. It really saddens me when I hear of the Urban Legend that she does not design clothes for African-American women because they have "large rear ends." That is so ridiculous. Ms. Claiborne will be sadly missed in the fashion industry. She filled a void that was very important in the fashion industry. Thank you very much, Liz.
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20 Sections totalling over 100 pages when printed on A4. Copyright 2001-2005
The aim of my ebook is to give you tips and to help you understand vintage fashion. As you read the pages so you will develop your own approach presenting, selling and collecting Vintage clothing. The principles apply to dresses and accessories of any era. I will also give you examples of quality vintage items from several respected internet vintage sellers.
I will share with you my verification of costume knowledge. As you turn the pages, so you will gain and understanding of the vintage/antique market. This should start you thinking about the implications of going into vintage. The ebook covers tips on preparation for sellers, how to photograph to best effect using a mannequin. In particular I will advise you on cleaning old garments and shipping items to customers. We also look at vintage from the buyers perspective and analyze how to assess a garments condition.
In the ebook we will explore what is vintage, covering aspects from antique to Retro, through to re-enactment and Repro. I will pose a few questions, the answer to which should point you to the best vintage era to start collecting. We will use the 1950's as an example to see how to collect quality items from a particular era.
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