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To cite international fashion editor Cynthia Durcanin, fashion is a state of mind. A spirit, an extension of one's self. Fashion talks, it can be an understated whisper, a high-energy scream or an all knowing wink and a smile. Most of all fashion is about being comfortable with yourself, translating self-esteem into a personal style. So why does it have such an impact to us? Firstly, lets start with history and evolution of fashion. Throughout all centuries people wanted to look and feel good. Medieval fashion during the the Middle Ages was dominated and highly influenced by the Kings and Queens of the era. Fur was often used to line the garments of the wealthy. Only they could dress in fashionable clothes. Besides this, women wore long robes and dresses, gowns and sleeves were long and trailing. Men also wore different robes, tight pants. Troughout the ages the length of men's clothing became shorter. Then came the Victorian fashion it comprises the various fashions and trends in British culture that emerged and grew in province throughout the Victorian era and the reign of Queen Victoria. In addition, women's gowns developed narrow shoulders, low and pointed waists, bell-shaped skirts. Men wore tight-fitting, calf length coats and a waistcoat or vest. Soon after the First World War, a radical change happened in fashion. Womens hairstyle chanced to short bobs, dresses with long trains changed to above-the-knee pinafores. Finally, corsets were abandoned and women borrowed their clothes from the male wardrobe and, in fact, chose to dress like boys. All in all, if we think about the past of fashion, we can see how it affected modern fashion. Statement: women are more interested in fashion than men. There are several reasons to validate this statement. Firstly, women have a larger choice in clothes. We see womens fashion more often than mens. For example, men's fashions have become more restrictive over the year, while women's fashions have become more broad. Secondly, some sociologists have a theory, that women care about fashion more because they are trying to attract the opposite sex. For instance, a peacock that has the most beautiful feathers will attract more mates. While I do agree with most of the theories I mentioned earlier, I dont agree completely with the statement. Most of the worlds most famous and most notable womens fashion designers are male. For example Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and many others. Lastly, dont reject the possibility that more men care about fashion than they actually do. I think that thats the societys impact maybe most men are just afraid to be themselves. Therefore, they are afraid of dressing the way they want to because they dont want to be teased, especially excluded from the community.

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