No. Fashion should be used as a practical garment (that may or may not look beautiful on the body) and covers, protects, and warms the body. Rather than art, science should be in charge of fashion and what is worn to develop better garments and suits such as for NASA, firemen, etc.
Fashion is the luxury side of the practical use of clothing. Clothing protects you from sunburn, insects, chemical spills, the cold. Fashion is what makes you look good in a way that flatters you, akin to a peacocks' tail. It may show off your wealth, your allegiances or highlight your best features to attract a mate.
The downside to the fashion industry now is that the top designers are mostly homosexual men, so their standard for female beauty isn't what most men want or women can achieve. That's why most supermodels are started to looking like prepubescent boys, and why there has been a recent trend of androgyne models (men transitioning to women / transgenders) as stars of shows. It is easy for these fashion designers to say "fashion is art", to explain away why the average public doesn't like or wear it.
It is an art. It can be view as an art. Fashion designers requirements are a few classes of art . Everyday, we are creating a piece of art work when we dress. When, someone tells you."what a piece of art you are." It is a complement for the fashion; we are showing.
What does this achieve? If you design/discover the most gorgeous garment and find the perfect body to show it off, what is the benefit?How does this end starvation, stop suicide, or cure cancer? Once you've worn it, what is the benefit of it?
So then...is fashion art or is fashion entertainment? Maybe a little bit of all of these things. Beauty feeds the soul and offers more than what we need to survive. Fashion shows can be avenues to raise money for charitable cases.
Wear colors that make your skin tone look "alive" and not pale. Stay away from trendy pieces that will only look good for a season or two. Think classics, in cotton and natural fabrics that fall smoothly and fit well to your body shape.
The fashion that's displayed at events like New York Fashion Week is intended to be art. In general, the designs presented there are not clothing to be worn, as is, by everyday people. They're extreme examples of line, color, shape and texture, which are rendered down by manufacturers into the clothing we buy at local stores.
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