Fashion is a form of self-expression and autonomy at a particular period and place and in a specific context, of clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle, and body posture. In its everyday use, the term implies a look defined by the fashion industry as that which is trending. Everything that is considered fashion is available and popular by the fashion system (industry and media).
Fashion is a form of expression. Fashion is what people wear in a specific context. If a stranger would appear in this setting, adorning something different, the stranger would be considered "out of fashion.
"You either know fashion or you don't."
- Anna Wintour
"I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity."
- Diana Vreeland
"How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?"
- Sonia Rykiel
"Fashions fade, style is eternal."
- Yves Saint Laurent
"The customer is the final filter. What survives the whole process is what people wear. I'm not interested in making clothes that end up in some dusty museum."
- Marc Jacobs
"I think there is beauty in everything. What normal people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."
- Alexander McQueen
"Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally."
- Christian Louboutin
"I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence."
- Yves Saint Laurent
"Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it."
- Diane von Furstenberg
"What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language."
- Miuccia Prada
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak."
- Rachel Zoe
"One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress."
- Karl Lagerfeld
"You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet."
- Christian Dior
"Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose."
- Lauren Hutton