Fashion trends come and go with changing seasons and times. It seems that every year the fashion world changes with a few surprises and great announcements. Fashion trends are influenced by the latest in style trends, movies, music, celebrities, or just plain old peer pressure. Every year fashion seems to be completely transformed as designers, manufacturers, and consumers all try to stay ahead of the latest trends to influence how we dress and what we wear.
Fashion designers have spent decades honing their skills and producing fashion products that are ready-to-wear and ready to use in everyday settings.
Fashion designers spend years creating new ideas and creations that will influence the next generation of fashion designers and continue to influence the way people dress and what they buy. Fashion is a sub-set of design, which is essentially the application of art and ideas to make something more complete. Fashion designers take this idea even further and try to create a visual language that inspires, informs, and entertains. Fashion trends are an attempt to interpret the latest trends from a large number of designers through the application of various designs, colors, patterns, textures, and materials in clothing designed for both men and women.
In the past decade fashion shows have become very popular and have been used as a marketing tool by both designers and manufacturers to reach out to, and attract, a larger audience. Fashion shows are usually held in a variety of places including the Fashion Institute of America in New York City, the Fashioniterranean exhibition in London, and the Fashion Week Europe in Paris. Fashion designers and manufacturers use fashion shows to announce major fashion releases, to demonstrate their progress in design, to introduce new lines and collections, and to introduce their new collections to the market. Fashion shows also serve as a means to release previously unheard of and untapped styles and trends into the market. Fashion shows generally last one day and are typically hosted by the designer or manufacturer, who is currently dominating the fashion design industry.