People, Clothes and Globalization

Not all people have the same view on fashion. Some simply don’t care. They’re not focused on what they wear and what they look like in other peoples eyes. Others pay an enormous amount of time and energy on their looks. Of course, women are always more interested in clothes, apparel and fashion than men. However, with times changing more and more men are becoming as much interested as women if not even more!

In the past different geographical location, different culture and even different climate have had a lot to do with what people were dressing themselves. Today with globalization on every corner people more and more wear similar and even completely identical outfit. This is not only the case with clothing but also with shoes, jewelry, hair style, make up and other fashion items. Is this phenomena good or bad? With all the peoples and nations wearing the same things all around the globe, life and fashion could become somewhat dull. Young people today are completely ignoring their own style and are in fact expressing their appreciation for the styles and fashion imposed by TV shows and Hollywood movies. If you’re not wearing what they say it’s in, it’s trend to wear in magazines and on TV, then you’re not modern and you’re some kind of an outcast. In fact this effect is not only known in fashion and clothing industry, it’s influencing all industries and walks of life. Globalization is slowly but persistently annihilating local tradition, knowledge, skill, artisans and values. It make take some time before the bad sides of globalization are fully understood but this process is relentless!

Who is to benefit the most from this process in the fashion and clothing world? The answer is simple, the biggest piece of cake will go to big fashion related companies. Companies which are already established and with the powerful worldwide machinery will simply drown all the local fashion based on tradition. This is a bad thing to happen because lots of quality local ideas and lots of local creativity will find it hard to come to the surface, and will simply be put in a corner, never to be developed to its full potential. Some say that quality will always find its way. This is only partially true because globalization in its essence means that big players will have more effective and more widespread control on all aspects of their interest. When it comes to fashion it means that if big companies say something is modern then that exactly is what it will be considered modern, if they say something is garbage then that’s exactly what people will think about it. It’s hard to see some talented designer imposing his idea, no matter how good they are, if the idea goes against the interest of current trend imposed by big fashion names.

Globalization is unstoppable and the most visible sign of the power of this process is clothes people are wearing in completely different parts of the world, countries and cultures. People, clothes and fashion are becoming more and more alike, while good old diversity and individualism are shamefully being put aside!

It seems like fashion globalization though, has not yet found its way into Islam societies. It’s still hard to imagine for example see through clothes being endorsed in Muslim countries! This in fact could be the last viable obstacle to fashion and clothing globalization in today’s world!

Globalization of Production As It Pertains to Fashion Products

The term ‘globalization’ refers to the process of international integration emanating from increasing human connectivity and exchange of ideas, products and other aspects of human endeavors. Globalization is fast becoming the order of the day in the area of telecommunication, transportation, infrastructure and technology advances. The internet technology is indeed the major driving force behind the globalization process. Today, the impact is also felt in the area of production.

Globalization of production is now felt in several areas of the industrial sector. It’s a growing trend that has continued to change the business world for the better.

In the area of fashion, globalization production is greatly felt. It’s actually one of the forces that are driving the fashion industry in the recent times. For most consumers in the Western world, globalization simply means the abundance of fashion products and services as being marketed by well known wholesale and fashion retail businesses. There’s a wide production of fashion accessories, apparels, garments and other clothing materials. Such products are forming the bulk of globalization phenomenon seen in the fashion industry.

Today, several fashion firms have come into the fashion business. There’s the global importation and exportation of fashion products. Several fashion production plants have been established in many nations. Great fashion designers have continued to emerge. Diverse kinds of approaches and patterns are now becoming globally accepted in the fashion industry.

There’s also bilateral trade relation among various countries. This also enhances the globalization of production. Many great fashion firms have their products designed in one country while they also go ahead to produce such products in other countries where they have their production plants. A good number of finished fashion products are also exported to other countries. This has continued to change the face of the fashion industry for the better.

The issue of cost is also very vital in the globalization of the fashion industry. Several fashion firms engage in mass productions of diverse fashion products using several approaches. Customized mass production is also on going. This makes the production processes to be cost-effective. Several corporate fashion brands have continued to emerge. The fashion industry is currently witnessing an upsurge of quality products which has continued to benefit the final consumers. The mass production of fashion items has also made such products to be highly affordable. Consumers can easily purchase several fashion products at affordable prices.

The electronic media is also a force to reckon with in the globalization of production. Several kinds of fashion magazines, videos and books are all over the place.

This has continued to improve the quality of fashion products being manufactured. Several innovative ideas do spring up from such media sources.

Finally, the internet technology has great impact on the globalization of fashion production. Several fashion lines are now operating online. Product sourcing is also very easy through the internet. Different kinds of fashion products can now be purchased online. The entire fashion industry is now changing for the better as the internet continues to influence fashion production.

Breaking Myths About Fashion

The Indian fashion scene is positioned itself very well in the international podium. Leading designers are famous brands abroad and in their home land. Primarily the Indian kind of wear is trendy, classy and allows much room for experimenting. For any designer, the idea to experiment and to fructify his creation into popularity is the ultimate thrill.

With beauty pageants and international game shows representing Indians, it is highly essential to present Indians in such a podium with traditional wear. Our clothes need not be necessarily gaudy, loud, shiney pieces of ensembles. It totally depends on the model. The grace and personality of the model does much justice to the designer’s creation.

Fashion designing is now becoming a coveted career and a major branch in education. Earlier the focus was much on academics and less practical work. This myth is being busted with more huge institutions offering niche courses in dress and fashion. With more foreign affiliations and guest lectures the students actually get the drift of things before their personal exposure.

Gowns and prom wear can easily be blended with branded embellishments and mild brocade work. Typical kashmiri or ikkat prints on the bodice done in minimum can grace a georgette or chiffon gown. Such blending needs to be seamless and not garish. Motifs and block prints on shirts or denims is also a fast popular fashion.

Loans are easily available and mortgage facilities too for start of fashion enterprises. Export subsidies attract many companies. Export business in India is high in cottons and casual wear. Leading designers hold ramp shows with international feel, complete with props and head gear. The presentations are well lauded by scribes and patrons. It has becoming very easy nowadays for NRI to place orders online or visit the outlet based abroad.

Previously this career was not looked upon as lucrative and hardly few institutions propagated this vocation. Not only have these opened avenues for international positioning of India on the foreign map but also an opportunity to follow their mind in the creative arena. Myths are broken and trends are being set by Indian fashion globally.

Indian Fashion Weeks – Changing Face Of Indian Fashion

Indian fashion is globally accepted by the people in specific. The rich colors of Indian dresses along with antique work makes it look more fashionable. In addition to this, these days the concept of exchange programmes is gaining immense popularity. This essentially means that Indian designers are given a platform to display their talent across the globe. Similarly, some renowned designers from the world showcase their creativity in fashion. All these exchange programmes have been possible as a result of globalization.

Lakme Indian fashion week is one such popular example of the same. However, during such events one gets to see and meet the best designers and fashion experts. Undoubtedly, our Indian fashion gurus receive accolades from the well to do designers of the world. This proves that Indian fashion is profoundly acknowledged worldwide. And through such exchange programmes, the countries attached in this event build up better relations with each other. Secondly, the Gross National Income also shoots up to a considerable extent.

Through these fashion weeks, the prospect customers get a fair chance to select the best of Indian outfits and apparels. One doesn’t even have to travel all the way to India in order to buy such exclusive garments. Another major advantage of such fashion weeks is that the best of the designers with the best of their styles are introduced through this channel. And people who are constantly on the look out for Indian wear get to choose from the latest designs.

Thus, fashion weeks have given a new dimension to our Indian fashion industry. Candidly, Indian clothing is the finest and our Indian fashion is almost the top 5. Indians have made people polish their eye for beauty. Indian designers have created the most exclusive styles and types of apparels. Our fashion experts are indeed exulted for this opportunity provided to them. And even in future, they shall continue to produce the most exclusive range of garments.