Fashion Essays & Term Papers

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Careers in Fashion Merchandising The internet provided a plethora of valuable information concerning a career in fashion merchandising. Some of the career choices are assistant buyer, fashion coordinator, fashion merchandiser, sales director, piece good coordinator, customer service representative, fashion director, account executives, advertising director, area sales manager, visual merchandiser, quality controller, exective trainee, manager trainee, fashion consultant, fashion photog

Fashion evolution through the years Who didn t have been heard something about the most representative eras of the fashion, like 50s, hippie s age, disco fever, or grunge? All these ideologies had been make an important change through the time. There exists a great evolution through the fashion of the 40s to the 90s, and it involves different ideologies, dress trends, shoes and hairstyles. I m going to mention only the most representative eras of the fashion that marks a significant change in

Teen Fashion Teen fashion is a big part of the fashion world today. Every week stores come out with many new clothes and accessories knowing that teens or the younger generation will take to them and buy them. Also, every week clothing designers come out with new fashions for teens all over the world. What is it that makes teen fashion so important to teenagers in the world we live in today? Not everyone has the money to buy brand or designer clothes all of the time, especially tee

A Career in Fashion Design 

Thesis: People are always interested in the fashion fad of today. Fashion designers are interested in the fashion fad of tomorrow. The designers create the fashion fads of tomorrow. 

I. Introduction 

II. Education needed for a career in Fashion Design 

A. High School 

B. College 

C. Basic Skills 

III. Salary for Fashion Designers 

A. Statewide 

B. Nationwide 

It has been said that individuals act out the roles that are associated with their identities and positions in society. It states that people have to look the part to play the part. An ingenious statement because what people look like is often controlled by society and the positions they take (Crane 7). To succeed in today's society most people have to work. Since wrong first impressions are irreversible, an individual's knowledge, attitude, character, etc. will not be attention worthy,

Contemporary design is usually client based. The designer usually focuses on the presentation of ideas and statements through the collection rather than designing for any specific occasion. Contemporary design is more conceptual, because of this I am going to concentrate on the concepts and imagery associated with the idea of modern, futuristic clothing. As I begin to think about this I will have to consider the client. Designers these days rely on celebrities, socialites and “fashi

Mandatory School UniformCertainly, school uniforms can be an effective part of a safety plan for our schools. Uniforms will not be an unmediated remedy for violence any more than any other program; however, I feel that any elementary and middle school can benefit from a mandatory uniform program. Any negative initial response to mandatory uniforms usually revolves around the cost of uniforms. Students uniforms can run for $100.00 per set and this could be less if there is a government ai

How World War I and World War II influence fashion. Wars and social changes brought the last radical the type of clothing that seemed appropriate. Since World War I and World War II, men and women s cloths have changed dramatically. The United States was one of the most involved countries in both of these wares. Industrial and social change was always around. Women s clothes seen to have changed more during the time of war. A successful revolt by women against social and political

Do you remember the 80 s? Most of us were just little tikes. We all ranged from three to eight when the 80 s ended but the 80 s were very influential for all of us. Yet, there is still something that each of us hold dear about those days. How can we forget all the cheesy movies, cheesy TV shows and cheesy music? Thank goodness for Nick at Night, Cartoon Network, and the Disney channel keeping the 80 s alive. Most of us have seen our 80 s TV classics on TV in the wee hours of the morning

Princess Grace: A Fashion Fairy Tale It was once said that the most romantic Cinderellas are the stars of those riches-to-royalty fairy tales in which the princess grows more and more beautiful, graceful and kind in her elevated position. Grace Kelly is the focus of this particular Cinderella story. Not only was she an icon after which women the world over tried to emulate but a fashion leader as well. She, however, made a gradual transition in her dress to accompany her transition in h

The Casual Fashions of Men and Women in the Twenties The twenties was a time of fun and craziness among the young generation. The fashion fads of the time created a path for the fashions of today. Before the twenties women wore ankle-length skirts, corsets , and other restricting garments, men wore ovewrcoats that fastened in the front, double breasted coats, and long pants. Then the twenties came and that all changed. Hemlines went up, makeup was worn in abundance, hair was chopped

The most significant experience of my life is yet to come. The most meaningful experience of my life must be the transaction from high school to college. My high school years are ending and the future could be leading me to many untraveled paths. I have chosen a path for myself, it may not be the easiest or the shortest, but I know it will lead me to success. I have chosen the less traveled road because of my independence. Throughout high school, I struggled with Century Hono

Bell Bottoms, beads, polyester, and bandannas - items that defined the seventies, and the nineties? Throughout time cultures have copied the earlier generations trends. Big Band music and swing music both originated in the nineteen twenties, but once again became popular in the nineties. A fashion trend that is dying out very quickly is the wearing of baggy pants. They are pants that seem to fit in the waist, but then drastically get larger. The pants will become obsolete in 2 years, but

Fashion is everywhere these days. If you’re not wearing something fashionable, you’re just not cool. Most people realize this in the good old U.S.; but there are the occasional bad apples. This is where I come in. I’m here to help some of these people out with choosing fashionable attire. And what better way to show it than in snowboarding, one of the most popular sports in the world. Here I’ll show you how to choose everything from underclothing to goggles. Most people woul

Do young people spend their money wisely? Today young people spend their money foolishly because of circumstances and pressure from friends and other young people. No matter how much money young people have, they often use that money on shopping. This is very normal today because living a young life is very expensive. For example, we need money to buy clothes and in high school or college young people often wear expensive clothes which have great style and name brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Nike,

In July of 1997, he was gunned down in his South Beach home in Miami, Florida. A designer whos fashions were as different as he was. He was known for his futuristic look in his clothes. On July 23, 1997, the prime suspect for his killing was found dead in a Miami Beach boathouse. In 1994 he was in Berlin where he opened a 600 sqm. showroom on the famous Kurfurstendamm. In New York, on March 30th he presented the book "Designs", an abridged English edition of " Vanitas, Ricami e Decori De

Individuality and Inner Struggle Humans desire to have individuality. What is individuality? It can be thought of as a combination of qualities that distinguish one individual from another. Wanting to be different from others is a part of the human nature, but what is also a part of this nature is the longing for social acceptance. Therefore, humans are always searching for a way to fulfill both needs. Minou Fuglesang and Georg Simmel use fashion and envy, along with culture,

The Pop Culture Assault Music TV channels, broadcasting variety of programs ranging from ordinary music videos through charts, various shows to cartoons are the symptom of our times. No matter if it's MTV or VIVA, they sell very similar stuff, often cheap and shallow. The pop culture and consumption grasped the most powerful device that is television. It is used as a tool for spreading out information, ideas and appeals. Oftentimes they are silly and ridiculous; nevertheless they have enor

Why run with the crowd It is easy to stand behind a group of people “hiding”, and just pretending that you have an own opinion. Your safe, nobody sees you because you’re in the middle of the crowd. You are just one of “them”. Why does everybody follows a French freaks clothes style? It’s a fact that people dress in clothes that is socially accepted, and a bit eye-catching. And almost everybody do this, you don’t go to a party in slippers an

Barbie has recently had her 40th birthday. It all started in the 1950s when Ruth Handler saw her daughter, Barbara, and her friends playing with paper dolls. They liked to imagin the dolls beeing different persons who were working, swiming, playing with friends etc. Ruth, who owned the company Mattel with her husband, understood that pretending how the future would be was part of growing up for kids. She did some research and found that there was room on the market for a doll like Barbie.

The Pop Culture Assault Music TV channels, broadcasting variety of programs ranging from ordinary music videos through charts, various shows to cartoons are the symptom of our times. No matter if it's MTV or VIVA, they sell very similar stuff, often cheap and shallow. The pop culture and consumption grasped the most powerful device that is television. It is used as a tool for spreading out information, ideas and appeals. Oftentimes they are silly and ridiculous, nevertheless they

The clothing retail business is always trying to keep pace with ever-changing fashion trends of the time. The industry is comprised of a fierce competitive market, which is composed of large chains (ex. the Gap), small independent retailers (ex. Pink boutique in Carytown), and of the emerging dot.com e-tailers..such as delias.com. With “Generation Y” now entering as a consumer segment, the fashion trends span across a very broad spectrum. With many technology savvy consumers in th

The Meaning behind the Madness Style in the eyes of a Corporation: Abercrombie and Fitch Until working for Abercrombie and Fitch, I was always curious what exactly Abercrombie and Fitch Style is? And this style, is in the eyes of whom? Directly from the employee hand book AF style is defined in four words; cool, casual, classic, and fun. Abercrombie clothing promotes an active lifestyle of sports, and social interaction, with the emphasis of having fun, and doing so in AF clothi

When Teachers Become Fashion Cops (Dress Code Policy) As hundreds of students head back to school this year, there is the usual rush -- to buy notebooks and binders. However, shopping for back-to-school was different this year for students: they needed a whole new wardrobe after the school adopted a dress code policy. Alarmed by increased school violence and theft, a breakdown of discipline, and deteriorating academic performance, the administration had been clamoring for some concrete means

Metacognition or the act of learning through ones own development is something that is essential in life. The act of being able to learn from ones own mistakes and or achievements makes a person a better learner. By becoming a better learner one becomes better at understanding and grasping new ideas in life. However metacognition is not an idea that can be passed down from generation to generation, or be achieved by daily attendance at school. It is a process that must be presented to s

The Downfall The problems that face the today's society have lead to many controversial issues. This is especially prominent when dealing with the fashion industry. For instance, the latest in thing, "heroin chic", has stirred up a large amount of tension between retailers and consumers in the United States. This shortly lived phenomenon has proven itself both deadly and profitable for all those involved. This hazard involved in the pursuit of fashion is the perfect example of how fashion

Miuccia Prada Miuccia Prada was born in Italy in 1949. She was born into a family that had previously established a successful business. Prada was originally founded in 1913 and manufactured leather bags. Miuccia ?revolutionized the appearance? of her family?s products. She did not take the business over until 1978. ?Her first success was a black nylon backpack; later ones were handheld bags, of the same fabric.? The clothes she designs ?as supremely comfortable-nothing on the hanger b

Society has always placed a great emphasis upon the importance of a woman’s appearance, and through that emphasis women have instinctively been taught to measure their self-worth in terms of the image they present, even more so than their intelligence. They have been given rigid and challenging standards to live up to, standards that are usually unrealistic, unattainable, and disheartening. Many women spend a large majority of their lives suffering trying to meet these standards.

SHOULD STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEAR UNIFORMS: NEGATIVE There are many points to be made on why uniforms should not be in public schools. You have to really look into depth on what uniforms really do and not use them as an excuse for society's problem. Wearing uniforms does not solve gang violence due to the fact that what makes a person lash out is on the individual of that person. All violence can not be associated with gang violence. As I quote "Do not judje a book by it's co

Fashionably LOUD! Do you choose what you wear or does the media choose it for you? I am one of the million Americans who struggle with keeping up with the new trends of the season. The media works their hardest in trying to persuade us into buying new things for home, work, and family. The media today is the largest advertisements money can buy and many large companies spend millions of dollars for a one-minute commercial on one of the major stations. Television and Magazine elaborate

Better Education with School Uniforms The use of uniforms in public schools is an interesting and controversial topic. It is believed that uniforms help decrease violence, maintain discipline in the schools, and enhance the student’s performance. I had the opportunity to talk with several teachers and hear their different points of view regarding the use of school uniforms; I also asked some parents for their point of view. The majority of parents and teachers agree that uniforms w

Voiced Opinion There are several people in this plain west Texas town that are constantly turning up their noses at people who are contrasting to their high society cradle of humanity. It has gotten to where people can no longer express their individuality without having the proverbial finger shaken at them. If a person is not wearing the most elite of brands, then at best, that person will be ignored; in most cases, they will receive ridiculing looks and hatred filled words. Although thes

When one is considering socio-economic mobility there are many factors that they must consider prior to beginning the transition. First and foremost, what area of high status are they interested in? Hollywood is one option, as is Wall Street and the world of Switzerland skiers. This decision is most important because often, different groups stress seperate qualities in an acceptable person. In general, one should have extensive lessons in golf, tennis, hunting, equestrian, and polo so t

In comparing the sixties and the nineties, my first thought was how much popular culture has changed since then and how different society is today. The strange thing is, the more I tried to differentiate between them, the more similarities I found. Both the sixties and the nineties were about youth, creativity, free-thinking, and expression. With the nineties coming to a close and the popularity of anything retro," I decided to compare the fashions, people, music, and issues that defined pop

Fashion designers design clothing such as coats, dresses, suits and other varieties of clothing. They prepare design sketches either by hand or on the computer. From these sketches the designs become the clothing. Designers find this job difficult but an enjoyable career. They enjoy making or designing clothes and seeing people wearing them. Many designers start out as an assistant designer to learn the basics of designing and process clothing. Then they advance to higher position as the

Should Students in Public schools be required to wear unifoms? Should Students in Public Schools Wear Uniforms? No, There are many points to be made on why uniforms should not be in public schools. You have to really look into depth on what uniforms really do and not use them as an excuse for school problems. Wearing uniforms does not solve gang violence due to the fact that what makes a person lash out is on the individual of that person. All violence can not be associated with gang

“Anarchists of Good Taste” What do you think of when I say this for a band name, Dog Fashion Disco? You never heard of them, have you? There a Five piece band from Washington DC, who are signed with Spitfire Records. Their lineup consists of Jeff Siegel/keyboards, Stephen Mears/bass, Tod Smith/vocals/guitar, John Ensminger/drums, and Greg Combs/guitar. Their new CD, “Anarchist of Good Taste”, was produced by Drew Manzurek and was released on March 6, 2001. Thei

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Changes and there effect In the 1798 and the 1817 text of the, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, There are certain changes. Changes that effect the poem and the way that the reader sees the poem. Some of these changes include reading devices called glosses. There are many reasons for the glosses to be put into the poem. One of the reasons is to help the reader interpret lines in the poem that can be confusing. These glosses are a brief interpretation of the

Romantics often emphasized the beauty, strangeness, and mystery of nature. Romantic writers expressed their intuition of nature that came from within. The key to this inner world was the imagination of the writer; this frequently reflected their expressions of their inner essence and their attitude towards various aspects of nature. It was these attitudes that marked each writer of the Romantic period as a unique being. These attitudes are greatly reflected in the poem When I Heard the Le

Popular people are often viewed as the people with all the luck. They are good looking, involved in every extra curricular activity possible, well-known by every group in school, and always have a boyfriend or girlfriend. People who separate themselves from groups are often looked down on and nobody wants anything to do with them for fear of ruining their reputation. No one takes time to see how pretty they really are, or what they are actually like. Instead, they are simply ove

English Honors September 13, 2000 1950’s Fashion What do you think of when you hear the words, “1950’s fashion?” I am sure each and everyone in this room has an image that comes to mind. For me, I visualize the traditional poodle skirt, white crew socks and black and white saddle shoes. In the 50’s, times were changing. This was the era when television was exploding onto the scene. Television brought the fashion world into our living rooms, with show like, Leave it to Be

Do you choose what you wear or does the media choose it for you? I am one of the million Americans who struggle with keeping up with the new trends of the season. The media works their hardest to try to persuade us into buying new things for our home, work, and family. The media today is the largest advertisements money can buy and many large companies spend millions of dollars for a one-minute commercial on one of the major stations. Television and Magazine elaborate not only on what to we

Hidden Meanings Advertisements give most of us the idea of perfection in ourselves and in our culture. Many times companies target our sense of beauty by presenting us with perfect people utilizing their products. In other cases they use catchy and witty slogans to grab our interest. Setting moods and tones in advertisements plays a major role in how the ad will be perceived by its intended audience. Companies are now discovering the benefits of targeting the gay community, which is

Have you ever wondered what it takes to motivate a group of young, adolescent kids in school, or if the techniques used would even work? In the movie "Stand and Deliver", Jaime Escalante used many different techniques to motivate his students to learn more and be more successful in math. Overall, his students might have a larger desire to learn more about other things in life. Jaime Escalante used many techniques to motivate his students to become more successful in math, and in l

Descriptive Essay Today, many people spend their nights at clubs. It is a social, and cultural experience. The sights, sounds, smell, and overall atmosphere fills the senses with input. Today s clubs should not be confused with the clubs of the seventies, now it is a cultural experience rather then a place to experiment with drugs and sexuality. Fashion, Class, and music are three factors that make up the club scene. When one walks into a club a major thing that should be noticed is the f

Thesis: The major conflict in the novel The Indwelling by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins is God vs. Satan. The Indwelling is the seventh book in the Left Behind series written by the fiction writer Jerry B. Jenkins and biblical end-times scholar Tim LaHaye. The Left Behind series is about a post-Rapture end-times battle between the believers, the "Tribulation Saints," and the Antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia. The conflict is God versus Satan. The major theme of the story is that good

That School Uniforms are Necessary The Macquarie dictionary defines the concept of uniform as; dress of the same style, materials and colour worn by a group. One particular type of group that uniforms are necessary for are students. Uniforms are a good idea for schools because they make life easier for school children. Uniforms are essential for school students because they allow students to all look the same and not have to keep up with the fashion while at school. If uniforms were

A Deeper Look at Glamour There are all kinds of magazines that target all types of people, from young girls to old men. Glamour focuses on women between the ages of 20-35 who are career-oriented. They are fairly well-off, usually single and very fashion conscience. The focus group is heterosexual and liberal. No topic is too taboo for Galmour to write an article about. The target group is obvious to me from the articles, pictures, and advertisements. Articles in Glamour magazine foc

Dolce and Gabbana, an Italian ready-to-wear line, was founded in 1982 by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Since the distinguished duo established they have become influential and innovative to the fashion industry. Their clothes signify a sanguine, sexy glamour, which, however raw, never over powers the wearer's character, making them one of the most momentous design forces to emerge from Italy in recent years. Domenico Dolce was born in Palermo, Italy on August 13, 1958 to a Sicilian

It is quite evident as you walk around the streets of almost any city or town in America that the line between what was once considered the black style of dress and the white styles has become less and less evident. This is especially true with the younger kids in junior high and high school. The baggy pants and shirts with labels and bright colors that were once reserved for the inner city black and Latino kids, are now being worn by whites in wealthy suburban neighborhoods. I lived in a

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