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“Fashion is Essential” - Take on the evolution of fashion by Dionle Ariba

Bill Cunningham, a renowned American fashion photographer for The New York Times, said,

“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.”


Fashion exemplifies the expertise and uniqueness of a lifestyle including, footwear, accessories, make-up, hairdos, etc. Humanity is captivated, and a bit obsessed, with fashion trends from this modern era, acquiring various techniques to stay in vogue with fashion. Fashion is a perpetual part of our existence. We wear and utilize fashion every day to be the vibrant core of attraction.


Fashion enables us to recreate our appearances and mask our flaws. Fashion has evolved over the years to become innovative and vivid. We should be pleased that fashion industries retain a fabulous new invention of various designs and layouts that is of perfect use today, stylistically and practically.


Fashion defines us, as we spend hours trying on several outfits and accessories in our everyday lives to hop on trends and feel confident. Trends encourage us to become more aesthetically pleasing and efficient in this current era. Fashion is essential, and we require it to become further glamorous and proud of ourselves.


Why is Fashion Crucial?


Fashion plays a prominent role in society, as it has the strength to construct distinct fashion desires and personal choices. It's crucial because it helps people to indicate their culture of their respective nations and it benefits us to retain decent impressions of ourselves.


Old Ways of Fashion


Fashion has been and always will be evolving. Old fashion trends have been bestowing us with retro vibes. It is a vital basis of contemporary fashion because some components of old fashion are still used.


Women wore dresses that are tailored with high lace collars and topped long-sleeved tops that were often heavily embellished and bloused loosely at the bodice. Hemlines grazed the floor and sometimes dragged in a modest train. Rich noblewomen used fancy fabrics or clothes like silk, satin, and chiffon. Women also wear hats with artificial feathers.


Men wore three-piece suits with a jacket, trousers, waistcoat, or vest, with high, round-collared white shirts, neckties, and derby or bowler hats.


Modern Fashion


Our modernized world is amassing so many distinct fashion trends with unique and intriguing designs that reach numerous people internationally, especially with the growth of technology for broadcasting the hottest trends.


Some of the most popular fashion trends for women today are mid-length skirts, feminine pink hue, luxe velvet fabric, trendy athleisure, hot off-the-shoulder tops, attractive statement sleeves, cool stripes and embroidered patches.


Women are not only attracted to trends, but men also enjoy dressing-up stylishly. Most men today wear baggy tailored suits, bomber jackets, leather jackets, utility clothing, snakeskin apparel, Hawaiian shirts, and Bermuda shorts.



Dionle L. Ariba is a 13-year-old 8th grade student of Leaton School Inc. from Sangi, Toledo City, Cebu, Philippines 🇵🇭. Aside from enjoying fashion and writing, his favorite hobby is collecting lego minifigures, his favorite color is blue, and he loves homemade Filipino cuisine. He is a Roman Catholic that believes in Jesus Christ. He believes that, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.

Photo Cover Credit: Luiza Danco

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