What is fashion? Is it total frivolity or is there more to it than that?
"Fashion design as a discipline is away of satisfying the yearning to create, to bring excitement to a situation; it heralds a desire to provoke and reflect contemporary society needs. Design is everywhere."
The London College of Fashion - Centre for Sustainable Fashion
When we think of reflecting society, consider the short straight styling of the 1940's brought about because fabrics were in short supply during World War II, and compare this styling to the 1950's ...full, full skirts to celebrate a return to peace.