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Fashion Styles

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Date Added : October 12, 2012
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9 Categories of Fashion


Understanding the different categories of styles is a skill that demands up-to-date knowledge and motivation.


§  HAUTE (high fashion)


This category includes the very chic, one-of-a-kind, the custom-made and designer's collection.


Colours: Unusual and rare


Lines: Unusually layered, fitted to suit, very specific individual taste


Textures: Unusual and rare materials


Effect: One-of-a-kind, leader, very unique, tres chic 


Needs: Custom-made, designer's originals, very expensive


Favourite Accessory: Coordinated matching and custom made pieces


NOTE: Notice the unusual layers, unique and one-of-a-kind designs. 


 


§  ELEGANT


This style includes expensive designer’s reproduction, butt should not be misunderstood as “haute” or high fashion.


Colours: Unusual, muted solid colors (gray, black and white)


Lines: Mostly uncomplicated and well fitted (Chanel type)


Textures: Fine fabrics, usually expensive materials


Effects: Very refined, status and executive-looking


Needs: Semi custom-made or altered to fit


Favourite Accessory: coordinated and matching real gold and diamond accessories


NOTE: Notice the emphasis on the uncomplicated, well-fitted status look.


 


§  DRAMATIC (theatrical)


This style creates a glamorous and glitzy impact.


Colours: Strong, vivid, and contrasting (black is a favorite color)


Lines: Severe, sharp and usually asymmetrical. Bold and often overwhelmingly fitted with open slits


Textures: Rare and trendy


Effects: Confident, chic, sexy and catchy


Needs: Custom-made or altered to fit


Favourite Accessory: Bold statement usually metallic (gold, silver, bronzes, etc)


NOTE: Notice the fit, its impact and its open slits. Sometimes open back design or see-through materials are used. You'll when you see one.




§  CLASSIC


This style includes Town & Country or the emphasis of business and corporate look.


Colours: Beige, navy, red, blue and black


Lines: Simple and traditional trim


Textures: Durable and natural fibers


Effects: Typical leader, practical, conservative


Needs: Clothes that has a timeless appeal year after year, expensive


Favourite Accessory: Traditional and conservative shapes


NOTE: Notice the a timeless appeal of the design. A very good example is the collection of Chanel.




§  CONSERVATIVE (feminine/demure)


This category includes traditional old fashioned, but should not be misunderstood as a classic because of its girlish features.


Colours: Pastel, soft blends, muted rainbows


Lines: Simple flows, rounded curves and semi- fitted


Textures: Light, flowing, lace, usually old-fashioned small print


Effects: Fragile, soft, charming, innocent and very feminine


Needs: Gentle, very delicate -- price not an issue


Favourite Accessory: Very simple real gold and diamond accessories


NOTE: Notice the simple accessories, its colour and angular lines.




§  WESTERN (country)


The opposite of conservative. Clothes are reduced from the feminine emphasis.


Colours: Earth tones are favourites


Lines: Durable, simple, easy and comfortable


Textures: Natural fibers, basic denim, thick and old-fashioned


Effects: Tough, strong, sometimes western


Needs: Durability, mobility and price not an issue


Favourite Accessory: Big water-resistant watch, leather boots and thick belt


NOTE: Notice the emphasis of earth tone colours.


 


§  CASUAL


This category includes denim, feeling at-home, sometimes western.


Colours: Any, colour is not an issue (brights, pastels, earth tones)


Lines: Unstructured, simple, and easy


Textures: Popular (natural, blend or synthetic fibers)


Effects: Easy-going, athletic, unpretentious and simple


Needs: Easy care, home atmosphere and comfortable


Favourite Accessory: Cloth bag, basic, simple accessories, including disposables


NOTE: Notice the easy-going features and simple lines.




§  GRUNGE


Category which was made popular during the early 90s. It creates an emphasis of younger generations, exaggerated constructions, separates, and coordinates.


Colours: Could be anything


Lines: Unstructured sometimes exaggerated and unusual


Textures: Popular (natural, blend or synthetic fibers), knits


Effects: Youthful, confident but sometimes impractical. Most designs die quickly


Needs:  Easy pieces, but sometimes wild and usually inexpensive


Favourite Accessory: All kinds, real or fakes, inexpensive accessories including disposables


NOTE: Notice the exaggerated lines, sometimes out-of-this-world. Different styles were popularized by Madonna and Cindy Lauper in the 80s. Very artistic and sometimes unexplainable designs. 


 


§  FUTURISTIC


This category did not really make it outside Star Trek epoch and may have gone during the dot-com era. The category emphasizes the look of the electronic and the computer age. The design concept is based on galactic or extra-terrestrial inspired clothing.


Colours: Strong metallic (gold, silver, etc.), vivid, and contrasting


Lines: Angular, sharp and usually asymmetrical


Textures: Hard, unusually bold and often overwhelmingly round or square


Effects: Impractical to our present times, unique accessories or trim



Needs: Bold statement, extra-ordinary accessories, usually expensive


Favourite Accessory: Bold geometric accessories (rings, earrings, including bags)


NOTE: Notice the unique accessories, its sharp and angular lines. Shoes with flashing red lights are examples of this style.



 




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