I need some assistance with these assignment. fashion in the contemporary world Thank you in advance for the help! The chief function of fashion is social identity. Fashion dates back to thousands of years ago. For example, Zinyab (musician) in the eighth century introduced sophisticated clothing styles from Baghdad. On the other hand, fashion was introduced in the eleventh century to the Middle East from Asia and the Far East. Europe experienced changes in fashion in the fourteenth century. Fashions vary according to social class, age, generation, geography, occupation, personality, and time. In addition, fashion covers nearly every aspect of the lives of people including clothes and jewelry, household items, and vehicles. A person who is fashion conscious and follows it lavishly is referred to as fashionista or a fashion victim. Fashion can be promising and enthralling. It can make some people addicted to some specific designs as well as emulate the appearance and lifestyle of celebrity idols. This is because most people are influenced by suggestive messages and images of what happiness and success look projected by magazine models.
Fashion has changed over time since the time of our ancestors. According to Jones (4), German Professors and historians believe that clothes were first worn forty thousand (40,000) years ago. the evidence is based on the lice that existed in the time that could survive only on fabric. The ancestors of humankind (cave dwellers) wore animal hides to protect themselves from cold and wore loin clothes during the warmer seasons in their time. Chinese created silk from the silkworms’ moth cocoons thousand of years ago while Eli Whitney invented cotton in 1972. Both cotton and silk are used to make fashionable styles of clothes. Europe witnessed a great time of change in thought and social change normally referred to as the Age of Enlightenment in the 1700s. The manufacturing machines made people leave their long time farming activity to work in factories to produce clothing. The breakthroughs in the 1700s and 1800s created room for mass production of clothes and changes in the fashion industry.