As they say it on the hit reality TV show Project Runway, “In fashion one day you’re in and the next day you’re out.” Fashion trends change every season. What is in right now, like a satchel bag, might be considered a fashion faux pas next season. And what better way to know what it is in the runways of the fashion capitals of the world, like in Paris, New York, London, Milan and Tokyo than see it in an actual fashion show. A designer showcase his collection in a show where every fashion savvy individuals, fashionista’s and fashion magazine editors get to see a glimpse of what he has to offer in the fashion world. A great show ends with people in awe of his creations and they will eventually buy his clothes.
The first fashion show took place in the Paris couture houses during the 1880’s. It is exclusive for the crème de la crème of the society but in this century, that isn’t the case. In today’s modern time, everyone can enjoy fashion whether you’re a simple girl living in a small town or a full-blooded fashionista walking in the streets of Paris wearing all designer items from head to toe. Fashion is universal and it is for everybody to enjoy. One of the greatest things that we have right now is the freedom of expression, though some of us might look at fashion differently and sometimes mock it but to those who are avid followers of it, they take fashion very seriously. Mainly because it’s their avenue to express who they are and what they are. In fashion, you can be what you want to be, wear what you want to wear but most of all, you can be yourself. Freedom of expression is very important since it defines us for who we are. Our clothes tell others more about who we are since we can never deny it that first impression last. In our material world, we are judge by what we look like, how we present ourselves and what we are wearing. It isn’t dumb and stupid that you dress up and express yourself through fashion. We are merely the painters and tailors of our own lives. Fashion isn’t definite but we define it.
Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour once said, “Fashion isn’t about looking backward, it’s always about looking forward.” And that is the use of a fashion show, it simply dictates us what is in and what is out. It is very important in the fashion world because that it keeps the fashion industry alive. Without people buying their creation, it is pointless. But it doesn’t really mean that you follow all the trends every season, you just have to be creative, artistic and just be yourself and you can make your ultimate collection.