In general, it is thought that fashion reflects the attractiveness of change and differentiation through harmony and similarity. It changes and transforms within itself. Fashion, like other fields, is influenced by different disciplines and society. In other words, if we consider them as experts in this field, fashion designers transform the trends of the society into clothing styles and outfits. This cannot be seen as the style that emerges from a person's imagination. Socio-cultural processes, geography, technology and many other things that societies go through provide the development of fashion trends.
It is known from the past that fashion has always been closely related to architecture, art, design and even music. These branches feeding on each other actually give clues from the society of the period in which they existed. Just like the architectures during and after the war, or the interior styles of the buildings in the 1800s, manifesting themselves in clothes.
Although fashion is a field that has been formed beyond the need for dressing, it has turned into a search for identity over time. In fact, it has often been the voice of a rebellion. Therefore, when considered from a social point of view, there is a connection between art and fashion far beyond concepts such as drawing, colors and textiles. The commonality of these two disciplines, which are fed from many different fields such as society, culture, technology, architecture, ways of thinking, ideas, stances and even politics, are also related to the social structures and periods of the world.
The starting point of fashion and the movements that support it is considered to be the French Revolution. The social change experienced in this process, that is, the experiences of the nobles and the lower class, and the reconstruction of the social structures were also reflected in the clothing. The next evolution of fashion also coincides with the world wars. Since we will explain these processes from time to time in our other content, we briefly mention them here.
Influenced by the changes in the world, fashion has gone through many stages until today. For example, the Levis 501 was originally produced as a durable garment for farmers, but during the First World War it took its place as a trousers worn by people. So maybe not in the military, but it was a product used by the civilian people in this process and it still exists today.
Since art reflects all these processes, as we all know, its connection with fashion is provided here.
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