Analysis of the Fashion Industry Essay

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The fashion industry creates all the clothes that one is wearing at any moment of the day, from hats and hair accessories to undergarments to buttons to shoes. One could pursue either a creative or business career in the fashion industry. The fashion industry affects society both positively and negatively, especially negatively, in ways like eating disorders, providing sizes for plus-size consumers, and representation of plus-size models and ethnically diverse models. There are also problems within the fashion world, like counterfeiting of luxury brands, fast fashion, and working conditions in factories. Regulation within the fashion industry includes copyright protection of fashion designers, and whether extremely thin models are allowed …show more content…
The fashion industry is a “size zero” culture. Fashion designers will often only use very young, very thin models in fashion shows to show the clothing that has been designed and created. The demand for such thinness among models encourages unhealthy eating habits and substance abuse, behaviors that can cause serious health problems. This contributes to a toxic environment that the fashion industry is often thought to be. Some believe that the fashion industry’s thinning ideal has led to the rise in eating disorders in the general public. Some believe that the “thin-is-beautiful” message created by the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries is not the cause for the rise in eating disorders. Which is true?
In “Fashion’s Full-Figured Failure,” Robin Givhan states:
The fashion industry simply loves a skinny young girl. And for the average woman, fashion continues to deliver a brutal, frustrating fantasy. But are the models to blame for women's psychic battering?
To most critics, skinny models seem to exacerbate the occurrence of eating disorders. But over time, it hasn't mattered if the models-of-the-day were waifs or Amazons. Experts say there's no evidence that the rate of eating disorders has spiked or plummeted accordingly.
So apparently size doesn't

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