Fashion is a 7 letter word that has different meanings for different people. If fashion is a way of life and the tool necessary to look and feel different and unique from others for celebrities and the people from the higher classes of the society, it is nothing but extravaganza and money wasted upon something that is not necessary in the first place for the have nots. But there is no gainsaying the fact that fashion trends in terms of items of clothing and other accessories are a reflection of the landscapes, both economic as well as political, of a society.
Let us first try to understand how and why fashion is important for the society and the people at the most basic level. It is accepted by all that fashion symbolizes the spirit of the people and the times. It is a way of expressing oneself or to at least let the world know that one is conscious about his physical appearance and desirous to be presentable and visually appealing to others.
As long as an individual embraces fashion to look and feel smart and confident, he is using fashion to tell the world who he is and what are his likes and dislikes.
Fashion is everywhere you go. You see celebrities and sports personalities endorsing garments and accessories. You also learn what designers want you to wear this season. Look at the advertisements and TV programs and you find that models and other personalities are trying to convince you to copy their dresses and fashion accessories. Men and women in latest items of clothing are presented in such a glamorous manner that they become irresistible for the common man, at least the impressionable minds of the young adults and teenagers. Not every commercial is about fashion, but the models carry the latest fashion across the minds of people watching these commercials. The only time when you can find yourself immune from all the bombardment from commercials and television is when you are alone in your room or spending time with your family.
In such a scenario, it is futile or immature to imagine fashion or the latest trends in fashion and accessories do not leave an impact in the minds and the psyche of the people. The way a man or a woman dresses and uses fashion accessories create an identity for him that becomes etched in the minds of all those he or she interacts with. In fact, how others behave and react is guided by our sense of fashion and dressing.