Different Types of Fashion

Fashion is a style of dressing and self-expression at a given time and context and at a given place and time. The word literally means a trend defined by the fashion industry. In actual sense, fashion trends are changing in the dressing practices at a place, time or occasion which are subject to popular demand. The changes in fashion practice can be for the better or for the worse. The things that people do in response to change in fashion practices can be categorized under three main categories:

Contemporary: Contemporary fashion focuses on bringing out the best of existing styles in relation to current needs. It takes in all those contributions which can contribute to making a man, woman or child more fashionable. The most famous designers and brands involved in this kind of fashion are Prada, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Chanel, Celine, D&G, Salvatore Ferragamo and many others. The most popular kinds of contemporary clothing include: trousers, shirts, blazers, jeans, skirts and leggings. Some of the most successful fashion houses producing high quality contemporary clothing are: Calvin Klein, House of Dereon, John Galliano, Versace, Baccarat, and many others.

Modular: Modular fashion encompasses all sorts of small changes, subtle changes, combination’s and innovation in relation to one another. This fashion practice involves innovation of fabrics and their textures. Some examples of modular clothes include: cotton blend, chiffon, silk and wool and so on.

Progressive: Progressive fashion focuses on the total transformation of an outfit, rather than the modifications of individual parts. The transformation can be from simple to elegant, from casual to formal, simple to exotic. The progressive fashion includes some of the most famous designers in the world such as Versace, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Juicy Couture and others. In terms of accessories, the accessories used are usually very trendy. Some examples of these accessories include: jewelry, scarves, hats, sunglasses and belts.

Ethnic: Ethnic fashion falls between traditional and modern. This type of fashion is very broad and covers a vast range of different clothing styles from the traditional Muslim, Indian and African wear to the more Western European and American styles. Ethnic fashion is especially associated with women. Some examples of this type of fashion are: Indian dresses, African dresses and Middle Eastern clothes.

Celebrities: Celebrity fashion is perhaps the most well-known type of fashion. This includes some of the most famous celebrities in the world including: Britney Spears, Madonna, Sienna Miller, Miley Cyrus and others. Fashion is all about being stylish and having a certain ‘look’. The celebrities are often the ‘face’ of a particular fashion house or brand. Some examples of these brands include: Armani, D&G, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Nike, Prada and others.