Intro to Fashion Studies – In Class (1.30.18)

Describing fashion as “custom for a time” and culture as “custom over time,” to me, means that fashion is temporary while culture lasts.  In other words, fashion is unique and original but is open to change, while culture is unique and original and its legacy and practices last longer than fashion trends.  While fashion differentiates trends that are occurring at a certain time from each other, culture differentiates societies and communities from each other throughout time.  In some instances, such as those in which fashion does not change over time the concept of fashion being custom “for a time” is challenged.

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