Fashion is a way of dressing, behaving, writing or performing that is favored at any one time or place. The term is often used to describe the latest trends among people of taste, but it can also denote a way of life that people choose for reasons other than fashion (Simmel, 1904).
In the past, the clothes we wear told a lot about who we were and what our occupation was. Certain colors and materials were set aside for nobles, religious leaders, and those in particular professions.
The clothes we wear today help us express our personal tastes, and they can tell others a lot about who we are as individuals and what we are passionate about. It is a form of communication that can be important culturally, socially and psychologically.
Weaving cloths is a natural process. In the past, people wore skins or leaves from plants to cover their bodies.
Eventually, however, people began to make cloths from woven fibers and other materials. These cloths were more durable and easier to clean than skins, and they became popular with different groups of people.
Clothing and its industry developed first in Europe and America, but today it is an international, highly globalized industry. Typically, clothing is designed in one country and then manufactured in another, finished in a third, and shipped to a warehouse for distribution internationally.
During this process, fashions cyclically come in and out of style. These fashions may be similar to ones that were previously out of style and subsequently come back in, or they may be new styles introduced.