In turn, being at the heart of commercial and technical innovation, of social and political change, gives the fashion business an opportunity to drive transformation far beyond the shape, cut and colour of clothing. The aim of this special issue is to provide a platform for the study of emergent challenges and their solutions within the fashion system. Some feminists have argued that by participating in feminine fashions women are contributing to maintaining the gender differences which are part of women’s oppression. Brownmiller felt that women should reject traditionally feminine dress, focusing on comfort and practicality rather than fashion. Others believe that it is the fashion system itself that is repressive in requiring women to seasonally change their clothes to keep up with trends.
- Sometimes the broader term “fashion industries” is used to refer to myriad industries and services that employ millions of people internationally.
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