Fashion is a type of autonomy and self-expression in a certain time and place and in some context, of wardrobe, footwear, accessories, makeup, hair style, and even body posture. In its general usage, the word simply means a current fashionable look. However, as the fashion industry evolves, it has taken on new meanings to describe new trends and cultural expressions. Thus, for example, while Western fashion usually depicts the modest, homely woman, Eastern fashion emphasizes the beautiful, confident, and daring man.
The culture of fashion is highly diversified, with influences from all over the world. The most popular types of fashion are characterized by their visual and performing effects, as well as by their materials and colors. For example, traditionally, French fashion concentrates on jewelry, materials such as glass, textiles, and leather. Some types of Eastern fashion, such as Chinese costume, or folk art, focus on clothing items and accessories, including costumes, ethnic wear, native American handicrafts, or native artifacts.
The visual aspects of fashion include clothes, shoes, and accessories. The performing aspect of fashion refers to the way the clothes are made, what they are made of, how they are designed, or how they are worn. The texts about fashion can be found in fashion magazines, fashion books, and fashion demonstrations.