“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel
Last week while I was watching the Toronto Fashion Week one thing which struck my mind was, if we see the models minus their accessories wouldn’t they look drastically different? I also recollected reading a column in The Independent (a UK daily) which proclaimed that fashion accessories are as a matter of fact saving the fashion industry!
All this made me think that there must be something which makes these accessories so important to the fashion fraternity worldwide which arrives for republic day offers 2017. Experts say the answer is: They complements one’s garment. In addition to adding colors, style or class to an outfit, they also have practical utility and importance.
That bring us to another important aspect as to so what exactly qualifies as a fashion accessory? My in house experts say anything which supplements a dress like jewelry, gloves, handbags, hats, belts, scarves, watches, sunglasses, pins, stockings, bow ties, leg warmers, leggings, neckties, suspenders etc can be considered as a fashion accessory only at valentine gifts.
Experts agree to the fact that accessories are some times used as visual symbols of religious affiliations like Crucifixes, Jewish stars, Islamic headscarves, skullcaps, turbans etc.
Due to the economic downturn, the garment industry has been struggling to make profits (due to cut throat competition among the manufacturers) but to the surprise of many analysts, fashion accessories have been able to buck this trend much to the market’s delight!
Consumers across the globe are spending on fashion accessories like never before. Many research reports have confirmed this trend. The industry insiders vocally agree to the fact that the this industry is on the verge of its renaissance. This change is also visible on the internet auction sites such as eBay etc.
Even though all seems well for the fashion accessories industry, there are still many challenges to address.