Fashion design

Design of clothes and clothing accessories

The fashion design is the branch of industrial design that deals with the creation of clothes and accessories, of dressing (wearing) in the broadest sense.

Historic countries recognized for fashion design are Italy, England and France, as well as recent contributions from the United States and Japan.

The fashion design is born with the serial and industrial production of clothing, through the work of the designer (creative) and various tailoring skills able to understand and manage the production process of the garment or accessory, coordinating very different specializations between of them.

The sector, in continuous development and research, uses complex and advanced technologies, also to manage the new materials and the modern production techniques that industry and research propose.

The term "fashion design" or "fashion design" is often linked to that of "fashion", indicating a mutable collective behavior. The term is often referred to the way of dressing.

Fashion, historically also called "costume", is born only in part from the human need to cover itself with fabrics, leathers or materials worked to be worn. In reality, the habit assumes precise social functions, apt to distinguish among other things, the social classes, the priestly, administrative and military tasks.

Fashion design is the art of drawing, aesthetics and functionality to clothing and its accessories. Designers work in various ways in the design of clothing and accessories such as bags, shoes, hats, jewelry and costume jewelry

Because of the time needed to bring a leader to the market, they conduct research on fashion trends and interpret them for the consumer public. Designers anticipate times by interpreting trends and influencing the future fashion market.

Designers try to design functional and aesthetically pleasing clothes by evaluating and choosing from a wide range and combinations of materials, models, styles and colors to choose from.
Although most of the garments worn for everyday use fall within a narrow range of conventional styles, elaborate, precious, sometimes unusual garments are usually high fashion products, required for special occasions such as the presentation of a new collection , for evening dresses or special occasions.

Some dresses are made specifically for an individual, as in the case of haute couture or tailor's tailoring. Today, most of the clothing is designed for the mass market, especially casual and everyday wear, the prêt-à-porter that is designed and produced following the logic of industrial production.