Featured Posts

pastel heels
Pastel Spring Time Accessories for Work and Play
Whether it’s wearing colorful pants in mint, sorbet yellows or corals, or adding a simple pop of colour to a subdued neutral or black ensemble, spring is the perfect season to incorporate more cheerfulness into your wardrobe.
View Post
distressed-denim
The Best Distressed Jeans for Spring
What's the one thing that every modern woman needs in her closet? Good denim. A nice pair of jeans is a brilliant base for any outfit, no matter the season. Spring, however is the perfect time for you to slip into a pair of distressed jeans so why not give them a try.
View Post
woman getting tan
Top Beach Essentials For A Super Chic Summer
Packing for a beachside vacation can be a challenge. Whether you're planning to lounge on the shores of St. Barts or explore the eclectic island streets, you're sure to need some versatile and comfortable options. But not to worry — we've got your style needs covered thanks to this fashion guide.
View Post
To top
28 Aug

Industries That Follow Fashion Trends

The industry expands much further than the pages of glossy magazines and boutique clothing stores. The creative professionals that ignite the latest trends in fashion also influence businesses that are far from the runway.

Home Décor

interior design photo

interior design photo by Jurgen Leckie

Like fashion, home décor is a way for people to express their personal style. Often the patterns and colors that are hot on the runway find their way to showroom floors each season. One of the best examples of this phenomenon is gorgeous wall murals that mimics the latest fabric from the trendiest houses. Fashionistas and home décor enthusiasts can adorn a room just as they would a wardrobe.

Home décor is so closely tied to a number of designers and even models like Cindy Crawford have come up with their own lines of furniture and accessories. People who are already familiar with and gravitate towards a designer’s clothing line will naturally be more inclined to also buy their home accessories and furniture.

High Design

home decor photo

Even though clothing makers are called designers, and design are two separate things. However, design and fashion intersect at many points. The structures and silhouettes that are trending in can serve as inspiration for architects, furniture makers and even car designers. On a concept level, you’ll notice many parallels between of the moment fashion and high designs.

Pop Culture Franchises

sex and the city photo

sex and the city photo by muzikspy

Even though the HBO series Sex and the City ended in 2004 it still has a profound influence on women of all ages. It’s one of those rare shows that transcends entertainment and creates cultural changes. The producers and stylist Patricia Field have famously said that was the fifth character on the show. Each of the four women in Sex and the City had distinct styles, with the lead character Carrie was known for showing off the most cutting edge looks. The daring styles and looks made an impact and were considered a form of female empowerment.

Libations

drink photo

The 2011 New York Week proved that even beverages could be influenced by clothing designers. Fashion shows are known to feature adult beverages behind the stage, in the audience and at the after parties. But all around America’s most populated city bars, mixologists come up with fashion inspired libations of their own like the Avante-garde-tini. Year after year you can now find fashion week drinks if you visit NYC in September or February.

Music Sounds and Styles

ciara photo

ciara photo by bombayhiphop

Music and go hand-in-hand. Each one seems to feed the other, especially since music videos began being aired. Musicians create an on-stage persona that reflects the sound and mood of their songs. It can be based on the latest fashion trends or be something totally new that ultimately inspires designers to create a fashion following. It’s also common to see high profile models make their way into videos of both female and male music artists.

Movie Characters

alicia silverstone photo

alicia silverstone photo by ikrichter

It doesn’t take a movie as obvious as Zoolander to realize that movie characters are often sporting the latest fashion trends and spoofing fashion insiders. Cult favorites like Clueless make the fashion obsession of main characters a plot point. The movie perfectly captured the style and attitude of that era as well as the opulence of the characters’ lives.

Costume designer Mona May has said they used clothing in Clueless to touch on the grunge movement that had been usurped and made mainstream by the fashion world. This shows fashion is inspired by niche cultural movements that designers then make more accessible to the public. The fashion trends then find their way into movies.

Advertising

advertising photo

Advertising executives have a very short amount of time to catch people’s attention. One way to relay information or an idea quickly is to create a mood for a piece of marketing material whether it be a print ad, online banner or commercial. Timely fashion trends are used to make the feel of an ad appeal to a certain market segment and support a specific concept. This is most commonly seen in the beauty industry when they’re advertising their latest products, but examples can be found in a variety of industries like tech and transportation as well.

Fashion trends are always going to influence other industries because it’s a reflection of the current lifestyle and mindset of people. The individuals that drive the fashion world understand how to embody it in a creative, expressive way that can go far beyond clothes.

Interior design photo by Jurgen Leckie

Related Posts

  • Personal Branding: Is It Possible To Change Yours?Personal Branding: Is It Possible To Change Yours?When it comes to personal branding, this is all about investing into your own image. In both the workplace and your personal life, it's understood that this can make a monumental difference. However, are you born with a brand that cannot change, or is there scope to change it? As today's […] Posted in Lifestyle Blog
  • Combat Boots Will Show Your Tough-Girl SideCombat Boots Will Show Your Tough-Girl SideShow your tough-girl side with a pair of stylish, versatile and totally comfy combat boots! Look to Jessica Alba who sports this trend impeccably - she was recently seen in LA in a trendy biker jacket and a pair of tough enough boots. Posted in Shoes
  • How To Wear Hunter Rain BootsHow To Wear Hunter Rain BootsDesigned in an urban style the trademark Hunter boots are the perfect way to brave the rain and the snow. Always staying true to its original foundations Hunters managed to win the hearts of many famous people with the leading voice of Kate Moss, Nicole Richie and Ashley Olsen. Now the […] Posted in Shoes & Accessories
  • Tips For Buying The Perfect Pair Of Womens’s JeansTips For Buying The Perfect Pair Of Womens’s JeansBuying jeans can sometimes be tricky. You might end up with the wrong size and colour if you do not pay enough attention to the many options available. Here are five tips to guarantee you find the right jeans. Posted in Shopping
  • Diamond: The Birthstone for AprilDiamond: The Birthstone for AprilThe diamond is the traditional astrological birthstone for people born in April. It is the most brilliant, sought-after, and most expensive gemstone among the birthstones. It symbolizes love, courage, good health, and good fortune too. Posted in Shoes & Accessories
  • Why Diamond Rings Are Still Top Of Our Engagement AgendaWhy Diamond Rings Are Still Top Of Our Engagement AgendaDiamonds are a traditional symbol of eternal love and commitment. Diamond is also the birthstone for April and a symbol of clarity and strength. Historically, diamonds were worn in a battle to ensure victory and loyalty. Diamonds are difficult to break, making them the perfect symbol of […] Posted in Shoes & Accessories