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Fashion is a popular aesthetic expression in a certain time and context, especially in clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body proportions. Whereas a trend often connotes a very specific aesthetic expression, and often lasting shorter than a season, fashion is a distinctive and industry-supported expression traditionally tied to the fashion season and collections. Style is an expression that lasts over many seasons, and is often connected to cultural movements and social markers, symbols, class and culture. According to sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, fashion connotes “the latest fashion, the latest difference.”

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Organizations relating to Fashion

Fashion Industry Network Europe
European Fashion Designer's Association
Ladies' Hairdressers International / Est. 1925
Europese Modellen en Hostessen Organisatie
International Fashion and Textile Consultants Association
European Association of Fashion Retailers / Est. 1958
International Fashion Group / Est. 1930
Union latine de haute couture
International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes / Est. 1998
Association méditerranéenne des couturières
European Shoe Fashion Committee
International Commission for Fashion and Textile Colours / Est. 1963
Commission internationale pour la coordination et la normalisation de la couleur dans le textile et la mode
European Fashion and Textiles Export Council / Est. 1988
Centre européen de coordination et de promotion de la mode / Est. 1967
Euro-Mediterranean Circle of Textile and Clothing Managers / Est. 2004
Children's Fashion Europe / Est. 2005
World Fashion Organization
Asia Fashion Federation / Est. 2002
Asian Couture Federation
MADE-BY / Est. 2004
International Fashion and Design Congress

View all profiles (23 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Fashion

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Mismatch between theory and practical reality
Anorexia nervosa
Decadent clothing
Reallocation of aid funds to alternative priorities
Unethical practices in the apparel industry

Action Strategies relating to Fashion

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Addressing belief that wealth eliminates all problems

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