The word "fashion" refers to popular trends, especially in the area of clothing. Fashion is an important social factor, but also a major economic one.
Although fashion can also refer to changing styles of furniture or social practice, it is most often used for clothing and footwear. Fashion designers often achieve considerable renown. Trends in fashion can be influenced by political, economical, social and technological factors. Here is an automatic compilation of DW content about fashion topics.
Selling underwear – especially luxurious and alluring underwear – is big business in France where long-established lingerie houses have long used seduction as their main sales argument. But the ‘hashtag me too’ movement has provoked a re-think. John Laurenson went down to the International Lingerie Show in Paris to find out how they’re re-branding lingerie in the post-Weinstein world.
The Berlin Fashion Week is underway. This year, there are fewer major sponsors. And instead of big brands, the trend is toward green fashion and sustainability. Many of the designers are showcasing products made of recycled or biogradable materials.
Modest fashion is the latest trend on international catwalks. And it doesn't just attract women who want to cover up for religious reasons. The billion dollar industry is booming and now German fashion designers want in on the trend.