If you stop to think about it, fashion is a funny thing; what is popular one day or month may not be the next. Furthermore, it is common for some trends to be revisited, with once popular fashions being brought back into modern society. Nobody knows where fashion will lead; that’s what makes it so exciting.
Generally speaking, the catwalk is a good way of judging which trends and colours are in at the time. Models who appear on the catwalk show off new collections, setting the precedence for new trends due to hit the shops and influencing colour schemes or particular looks of the time. Although useful to watch and take note of, many people choose to take the bare essentials from fashion shows and then build on the idea; this allows for personal interpretation and variance between fashion designers.
Magazines often choose to promote upcoming styles and advertise where you can find catwalk inspired and catwalk worthy clothing. Fortunately for all you lucky ladies out there, designer looks tend to work their way down the chain and filter into many affordable, high street stores in no time at all. Getting the new look doesn’t have to cost the earth!
Another good way to judge the latest fashion is to look at what celebrities are wearing, particularly those on the red carpet. Being famous automatically brings with it a huge imposition to look good and be as up-to-date with fashion and trends as possible; more often than not, wardrobe stylists prefer to follow the set criteria for current fashionable clothing, erring on the side of caution when it comes to breaking the mould and choosing outlandish outfits.
If monochrome is in, time must be spent thinking of ways to rise up to the challenge and ensure their take on a black and white theme stands out from the crowd. If bright colours are the flavour of the month, stylists will consider how best to reflect this in their choices. Shops work in much the same way; with different stores offering similar clothing products, or at the very least products based on the same overall idea, they must ensure they offer something new and exciting in comparison to their competitors.
At the end of the day, fashion is an idea based on the most common suggestion of the time. It is continually updated as time moves on, allowing for new and invigorating styles to be brought in at any time.