When we talk about the fashion cycle there is no measurable time table for a fashion cycle. Some fashion takes a short time to peak in popularity, other take longer. Some decline slowly other swiftly. Certain fashion fade quickly, others completely disappear.
THE CLASSIC This is the silhouette that are reinterpreted year after year because they are flattering and appropriate for many figures and occasions. This could be the perfect fashion for anyone; a classic style can be given many different fabrics.
THE POPULAR <ul><li>This is the 'Fashion' that is popular everywhere. In popular Fashion many things combine to make a fashion popular. Its eye appeal and the comfort is an essence. </li></ul>
THE FAD <ul><li>This is the trend that is quickly accepted sometimes quickly obsolete. </li></ul><ul><li>It is often inclined to be extreme, quite gimmicky, and not suitable to all types of ersonalities. </li></ul>
THE POPULAR <ul><li>It wearable quality </li></ul><ul><li>It is adaptable to figure types, to age groups </li></ul><ul><li>Its shape must be such that is will make up superbly into almost any fabric in any season </li></ul>
THE FAD <ul><li>They often appear as accessories, hair stules as well as in actual garments. Fads are fun if you are the type to wear them and can afford to do so, do not pass them by. They are just part of what goes to make fashion fascinating. </li></ul>
Types of fashion There are three main categories of fashion design, although these may be split up into additional, more specific categories
Haute couture <ul><li>The type of fashion design which used for any garment that is created for a specific client. </li></ul>
Haute couture A couture garment is made to order for an individual customer, and is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric, sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. Look and fit take priority over the cost of materials and the time it takes to make.
Ready-to-wear or Pret-a-porter <ul><li>Ready-to-wear clothes are a cross between haute couture and mass market. They are not made for individual customers, but great care is taken in the choice and cut of the fabric. Clothes are made in small quantities to guarantee exclusivity, </li></ul>
Ready-to-wear collections are usually presented by fashion houses each season during a period known as Fashion Week. This takes place on a city-wide basis and occurs twice per year.
Mass market <ul><li>These days the fashion industry relies more on mass market sales. </li></ul><ul><li>The mass market caters for a wide range of customers, producing ready-to-wear clothes in large quantities and standard sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap materials, creatively used, produce affordable fashion. </li></ul>
Mass market <ul><li>Mass market designers generally adapt the trends set by the famous names in fashion. </li></ul><ul><li>Designers often wait around a season to make sure a style is going to catch on before producing their own versions of the original look. </li></ul>