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1 Knowing About Fashion Chapter 2 FASHION By Mary Wolfe

2 STYLE A particular design, shape, or types of apparel item Styles come and go Mini skirt Bell bottoms Polo Shirt Poodle Skirt Bermuda Shorts Country or Annie Hall Look

3 FASHION The display of currently popular style of clothing Most accepted and up-to-date Continual process of change

4 Fad Temporary passing fashion Usually out of the ordinary

5 APPAREL All mens, womens, and childrens clothing A garment is a specific piece.

6 SILHOUETTE The shape of clothing styles The general direction a silhouette takes shows a fashion trend

7 High Fashion High Style Latest and newest fashions By Laura Rauch, AP Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the Academy Awards Sunday. 02/ knockoffs.htm Jennifer Garner's vintage Valentino is one of the likely candidates for Oscar dress "interpreters."

8 Avant-garde Most daring and wild designs Too far out to be considered fashion Draws attention to the wearer

9 Classic Continues to be popular even though fashion changes Always acceptable

10 Garment Fit Fitted to the shape of the body Draped to hang over the body Tailored garments are sewn to fit the body Composites are a combination lf draped and tailored

11 Haute Couture Finest dressmaking in French High fashion industry, where the designer creates the original, individually designed fashion Expensive with limited numbers Exclusive label of the designer May be exclusively designed for a certain person

12 Made to Order or Custom Order Not designed for the person, but made to fit a certain person May order from a runway or after seeing a sample or sketch

13 Copies Look like the haute courtier garments Are produced in quantities May be sold in high end department stores Lower quality of construction and fabrics

14 Knock-offs Lower priced copies of the garments Results from fashion piracy

15 Ready to Wear Mass produced the factories Standard sizes Manufacturing companies label

16 The Stores Retail sells to customers Wholesale sells to the trade Overruns are the garments left at the end of the season that have not sold Irregulars and seconds may have flaws

17 Prices High-priced designers get much attention, but account for only a tiny % of the clothing sold 1/3 of all sales go to the moderate priced market 2/3 of all sales go to the lowest priced market

18 Fashion Cycle Periodic return of specific styles or general shapes 1.New style created 2.It is introduced to the public 3.Adopted by fashion leaders 4.It is worn by many people 5.Discarded for a newer style Can last several months or several years

19 Fashion silhouettes of the past 3 specific silhouettes would become popular every 100 years The bell 1740s and again in the 1840s Back fullness in the 1780s and again in the 1880s Tubular in the 1820s and again in the 1920s


21 Social, Economic, and Political Influences Fashion has always reflected the social conditions, current events, technology, popular entertainment, peoples values and attitudes. Historically people dressed according to their social class

22 Economic and Political Hard Times Clothing usually gives a more serious, conservative image During good times, clothing is brighter, more adventuresome, more fun

23 Hemline Index As hemlines rose, the stock market rose (1920s and 1960s) Peoples moods are affected by the way they dress During WW II, the government restricted the amount of fabric to be used for civilian clothing, so styles became tighter, with no cuffs, and skimpy seam allowances

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