Fashion & Accessories

Fashion & Accessories

Fashion is a dynamic industry at the core of fast moving consumer goods. While the term fashion is conventionally associated with the design and style of clothing, accessories, and footwear, the fashion industry extends further and includes the production, supply, distribution, and sales of such items, supported by a global network of manufacturers and workforce both in the manufacturing and retail side of the industry. However, it is useful and necessary to make a distinction between the luxury end of the industry and mass-produced, readily available products. Today, the fashion retail landscape is driven by brands and companies in the latter category.

The popularity and power of the fashion industry comes from the ever-increasing demand of consumers, which leads to more and more production and sales. Worldwide, the revenue of the apparel market reached a value of 1.55 trillion U.S. dollars in 2021. This impressive figure is projected to grow by more than 25 percent by 2026.

The importance of clothing accessories

In fact, in the garment industry, all materials used for textile and garment products except fabrics can be called textile and garment accessories, including various linings, padding, fillers, sewing threads, fastening materials, decorative materials, Marking materials, packaging materials, etc. All these excipients have a very important influence on the internal and external quality of the product. Undoubtedly, no matter what kind of clothing accessories belong to the details of the product. But details can often determine the fate of a textile and clothing product. In the design and quality of a set (piece) of textile and clothing products, accessories often play a big role, sometimes even more than the fabric itself. Although the accessories are small, once the quality is unqualified, the whole product and even the entire textile and clothing brand will be implicated.

With the rapid development of the clothing industry and consumers' continuous pursuit of individuality and fashion, clothing accessories including buttons have already been given additional decoration and embellishment roles. The designer's appropriate use of textile and clothing accessories can definitely achieve the finishing touch and achieve twice the result with half the effort.

On November 9, 2011, the 11th Guangzhou International Textile Fabric Accessories and Yarn Exhibition kicked off. It is not difficult for a careful person to find that the functionality of excipient products has undergone great changes under today's market conditions.

Looking back on the past, zippers, buttons, linings, etc. in clothing accessories were all applied to clothing products for their functionality and practicality. For example, the zipper is used as a connector to play a connecting role in textile and clothing products; the lining is only used to reinforce and stiffen the inner layer of clothing products. However, after years of development since the reform and opening up, my country's garment accessories industry has become quite standard, the level of specialization is getting higher and higher, and the variety of products is also increasing. With the change of consumer demand, clothing accessories are changing from "utility function" to "fashion decoration function". The design of accessories has also begun to be integrated into the overall design of clothing, becoming a key element of fashion and popularity.

Nowadays, it is difficult to find clothing products decorated with accessories that are particularly dazzling, whether at the scene of the high-end fashion conference or in the crowded shopping malls and specialty stores. Colored zippers, diamond-encrusted zippers, and glitter zippers have long been commonplace in the apparel industry. In fact, the decoration and artistry of the zipper even exceed its practicality, and it has become a new direction for the development of zipper products in the apparel industry. In addition, according to the relevant survey data, only 30% of the buttons on clothing products have the function of connection, and the other 70% are responsible for the role of decoration. An ordinary garment is often distinguished by the ingenious embellishment of certain buttons.

The Only Thing You Need for Summer Is an Easy-Breezy Day Dress

Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, December 1992

It’s basically summer! And cities are reopening! After a tumultuous year, a good summer is everyone’s priority, and that means sunny days spent in some of the best day dresses. After all, nightlife as we knew it circa 2019 is still partially on hiatus, and we’re not glamming up for big nights out just yet!

Easygoing (but no less stylish!), casual dresses, specifically, are ideal for life now. A good, simple-to-wear day dress is the polished answer to getting dressed, especially after months of growing accustomed to casual outfits like sweatsuits.

For summer 2021, dresses with longer hemlines and looser silhouettes reign supreme. Plus garments cut in fabrics like cotton and linen make those hot summer days more bearable. Whether you’re headed to an outdoor brunch or dinner, a friend’s backyard hangout, or even just headed to the office (or working from home!), look to casual dresses, the chameleon in your closet that can be dressed up or down, to help get you through. From flowy floral numbers to crisp white styles, here are the 22 best day dresses to stock up on this summer.

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