Entertainment and the Fashion Industry

The entertainment industry and the fashion world have been interlinked for hundreds, if not thousands of years. However, what probably started as getting dressed up for the theater has evolved into intertwined fortunes in which entertainment drives fashion, and fashion drives entertainment. Television shows, cinema and music aren’t just outlets for creativity anymore, they have become outlets for fashion to such an extent that fashion, in some cases, has become the driving force behind the “creativity” of entertainment.

Obviously, one of the big stepping-stones in the evolution of this semi-symbiotic relationship was the advent of the star. Stepping out on the red carpet at award ceremonies, theater opening nights and film premiers in the latest couture dresses and tailor made designer suits meant that stars from all areas of the entertainment industry have become conduits for the delivery of the latest fashions to the mass media.

It would be a significant oversight to assume that this implies that stars and their latter day less than saints, celebrities, are merely manikins and models for the highest bidding design house, although this is partly the case. The reality is that the relationship is much more complex than this, depending on the star’s or celebrity’s relative worth. A-list stars and free-spirited celebrities might be in a position to choose their own fashion, directly influencing what is popular in high street stores and fashion catwalks.

Now, more so than ever before, stars and celebrities from the entertainment world are even going so far as to design their own clothing ranges, having an even more direct influence on fashion. Singers and actresses alike have their own clothing ranges, but less obvious areas like rap and rock music have also succumbed to the temptation of fashion design. Both 50 Cent and Liam Gallagher have clothing collections for sale at the moments and while they may not necessarily be all that good, they are obviously having some influence on the clothing choices of consumers.

However, fashion and entertainment have gone even further than talent interconnection, they have moved increasingly towards content interaction. America’s Next Top Model, for example, is pretty much a direct collaboration between the television and fashion worlds to deliver entertainment-based content. The program makes would be fashion models stars and celebrities and the process of modeling into entertainment.

Another type of example of content interaction can be seen in Sex and the City, in which the characters’ love, devotion and work for the fashion industry is one of the main focal points for the series and film plots. The stars of the show and now movies have become synonymous with the fashion world, promoting their own particular fashion tastes as well as acting as endorsements for interest in the fashion world in general. Plenty of other shows and films have followed suit with this interconnection, including Ugly Betty and The Devil Wears Prada, which was originally a book.

Even the lives of famous figures from the fashion industry are being used as inspiration for creative content like films, books and television shows. The life of Coco Chanel, for example, has now been transformed into a number of major motion pictures, including two starring Amélie’s Audrey Tautou.

While the entertainment world and the fashion industry remain two separate entities in themselves, with many spreading disciplines, they have definitely become more and more aligned, interconnected and interdependent. How this relationship will evolve over time is hard to tell with such a huge interrelation already in place, but one thing is for sure, they are forever bound to each other through ties of fortune, mutual respect and shared interest.

Fashion Production Across the Globe

The term “fashion” generally refers to a popular practice or style in the areas of clothing, makeup, accessories, footwear and so on. However, when considered in a strict sense, fashion mainly refers to the trend in dresses or the kind of attires and apparels people put on. The issues of style and design have a lot to play when looking at fashion across the globe. Fashion production has continued to be a moving trend all over the world. Several kinds of fashion attires are all over the place. Fashion trends keep coming onboard on yearly basis. The fashion enterprise is indeed an interesting aspect of business that is generating waves across the world.

Fashion productions are thriving all over the world. Different kinds of fashion products have continued to be produced by many companies across the globe. The fashion industry is always a beehive of activities in almost every nation of the world.

Actually, the fashion industry is a modern age product. This is a fact since most clothing materials were custom made prior to the mid 19th century. Before the advent of the fashion industry, people only made use of handmade and homemade clothing materials. Such materials were made by local tailors and other dressmakers in those days.

However, the dawn of 20th century marked the beginning of new inventions in the fashion industry. Diverse kinds of modern technological tools were introduced. Different kinds of sewing machines, threads and other tools came onboard. There’s also the development of the factory system of production which gave rise to the establishment of many fashion industries across the globe. Big fashion companies started making waves in various countries. This gave rise to the production of quality fashion attires, apparels and other clothing materials.

Today, mass production of fashion wears is the order of the day. There’s the proliferation of fashion industries, companies, wholesale outlets, retail outlets and so on. Different kinds of fashion wears are now produced in diverse patterns. Diverse kinds of approaches are also being used in the production process.

The bulk of fashion production activities as it pertain to the fashion industry actually started in the European and American continents. However, it has now assumed an international status. Fashion is now a highly globalized industry which is found in every continent of the world. Some fashion wears and products can be designed in one country while they are eventually produced in another country. Such fashion products are also imported or exported across the globe after the production process.

Meanwhile different kinds of approaches are being used in the modern day fashion production. There’s the production of raw materials such as textiles, fibers, fur and leather. There’s also the production of different kinds of fashion products by manufacturers, contractors and fashion designers. Different kinds of styles and designs are also used in the production process.

Working at the Coach Outlet

Many girls consider working at the Coach Outlet stores with visions of all the nice bags they can buy at great prices. The perfect college job! While this could be true, I think a lot of these girls spend most of their paycheck on Coach purses, wallets or whatever strikes their fancy. The rules have changed over the past few years on what type of discount these girls (and guys!) receive as an employee. At the time of this writing, some of girls have told me that they receive 60% off of the full price, or highest price on the tag. (The outlet tags often have two prices) This is a pretty good gig for a young girl who’s frothing at the mouth with every new truck load of merchandise that comes in. I think most of these girls would help unload the truck if they were allowed! Employees are not permitted to put anything on hold as they did in the past. Still, a pretty sweet deal if you are into Coach handbags. Or is it?

It starts with a beautiful scribble tote. The perfect bag for all my summertime fun activities! And 60% off… that’s even better than on eBay! You buy it. Next week a truck load of matching Mini Skinny’s come in. You have to have one. After all, it matches perfectly and once these cuties are gone they won’t be coming back. Ok, I’m set. Summer is great and I look awesome with my Coach tote and matching Mini. But the bag is not quite big enough. I’m not complaining, just taking note. I love the bag but maybe I did buy on impulse just a little. But it was cheap and still, I love it! Another truck comes in. Wow, look at these new Carly duffle’s! There is plenty of room and the signature khaki pattern will go with everything I own. I won’t have to buy another purse for years. Besides, the scribble is really just a summer bag. Fall will be here soon. I’m going to get it! You only live once! And this is the start of the cycle that continues until you finish college, are forced to find a real job and say goodbye to your paid hobby.

So while you may not have amassed much of a savings account, you’ve prepared yourself for your future by investing in other ways. You’ve stockpiled a massive arsenal of fashion accessories that will last a lifetime. You have a bag for every outfit. You look great at all your interviews and best of all, you’ll never have to buy another purse the rest of your life! A week has passed and today you are celebrating. You’ve landed your first real job. You owe much of your success to those Coach Factory Outlet years for looking so sharp at the interview. Monday you start your new position as assistant store manager at the Burberry Outlet Shop! I hear they have a great employee discount plan.