Why Fashion Can’t Be Predicted

Fashion is a mode of autonomy and self-expression in a certain time and geographical area and at a certain context, with respect to clothing, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, hairstyle, lifestyle, and physique. The word in its widest usage suggests a trend defined as what is trendy at that time. The term has an endless variation and it can be used to refer loosely to identify a trend in art, literature, architecture, or any other discipline having to do with human interaction.


A couture show, for instance, can be described as an event in which the exclusive range of items produced by a particular fashion house is displayed in the capital city of a country. In this kind of display, the designers present their exclusive collections and present them in front of an invited audience. Fashion is defined in Wikipedia as “a style of dressing especially for formal occasions in which the clothes are expensive, delicate, and styled with sophistication, beauty, and a certain hauteur (decorated cool). The term may also mean disregard for standards of dress.”

A couture show can never be termed a fashion trend because fashion trends always vary depending on the social, cultural, political, and economic factors influencing the buyers, designers, and clothes makers of a country or a region. Trends are also affected by consumer preferences and the desire to express themselves. Therefore, we can say that trends in fashion can never be predicted because they depend largely on the consumers. However, a good fashion designer can make you believe that his/her collection has become a trend after being on the market for a period of time. In this sense, they can be said to have created a new trend and thus fashion must be constantly updated and introduced to keep up with the changing times.