Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fashion design

Fashion design is the applied art committed to clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the cultural and social influence of a specific time. Fashion design differs from costume design due to its core product having a built in obsolescence usually of one to two seasons. A season is defined as either autumn or spring. Fashion design is normally considered to have started in the 19th century with Charles Frederick Worth who was the first person to sew their tag into the garments that they created. While all article of clothing from any time stage are studied by academics as costume design, only clothing created after 1858 could be considered as fashion design. Some fashion designers are self-employed and design for individual clients. Other high-fashion designers cater to specialty stores or high-fashion department stores. These designers make original garments, as well as those that follow established fashion trends

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