Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to the
design of clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the
cultural and social influences of a specific time.
Fashion design differs from costume design due
to its core product having a built in obsolescence usually of one
to two seasons. A season is defined as either autumn/winter or spring/summer.
Fashion design is generally considered to have started in the 19th
century with Charles Frederick Worth who was the first person to
sew their label into the garments that they created. While all articles
of clothing from any time period are studied by academics as costume
design, only clothing created after 1858 could be considered as
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