Influence of the Fashion Industry Essay
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Section A: INTRODUCTION
Fashion industry is always the topic that draws attention of every people of us at anywhere and anytime. Everyone becomes so familiar with fashion that he or she thinks that fashion is just simply a fashionable and sophisticated style. However, life in a modern community is far more controlled by fashion industry than many people realize; it affects not only clothing, but almost every aspects of our daily life.
When many people think of the fashion industry, they often think of the association of four main areas such as: retail, manufacture, design and advertising. They are the four areas that cause not a little damage on our society and environment.
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The fact that most designers prefer to choose thin models than big size ones (Bolger, 2007) shows us an astonishing phenomena that there are a lot of clothes from size 0 to size 4 displayed not only in the fashion shows but also on the sale markets because they think that there will be “stigma attached” when doing something for “plus-size people” (Stevens, 2010). Naomi Crafti representing for Eating Disorder Victoria thinks that teenagers are becoming obsessed with “the very skinny models on the catwalk” in the fashion shows (Stevens, 2010) which gradually leads to the issues relating to “eating disorders, mental health and the impact of negative body image on young people” (Stevens, 2010).
Moreover, the figures of the News Editor show us a startling “75000 cases of 15-35 year-old British women” suffering from eating disorder due to being sick of looking like cat models (Cooke 2000, pp 3). It is the evidence that append the controversy over the use of extremely thin models in fashion industry because it reduces the self-esteem of those who do not have ideal bodies and makes them besotted to strive to look exactly like catwalk models. The only way for them to do that is becoming anorexia that will certainly cause “suffer drastic weight loss and premature ageing” (Cooke 2000, pp. 3).
As a result, The Federal Government has supported for the “voluntary” development of “new code of body image” from the fashion
Fashion Industries' Impacts On Models Essay
What standards and limitations have occurred to make the face of models different from the actual public? When hearing the word “model,” flawless images in magazines are normally created. However, upon hearing the word “supermodel,” tall , thin, graceful images of women from New York City’s fashion week come to mind. Throughout the fashion world’s history, problems in the fashion industry have shown up. Hidden under the radar, models are often asked to lose weight if they wish to continue working for major fashion industries. Models are also in their own battles to fight for more color on runways: more ethnicities need to be present. Working for major fashion companies can make models and supermodels feel insecure about themselves and force them to have surgical procedures. The models are not the cause of the lack of healthy role modeling and diversity on the runway- fashion companies are.
Fashion companies have a habit of constantly advertising abnormally thin models. While waiting in a doctors office or in line to check out at the grocery store the first thing someone will pick up is a magazine. Most women skim through dozens of pages full of flawless super thin women wishing that they looked the same. The author of "Teen Model Georgina Got so Thin Her Organs Were Failing" , Helen Caroll, wrote about sixteen year old Georgina Wilkin who had been fighting anorexia to keep herself successful. Helen Caroll wrote, "...she survived, and now wants to expose the modeling industry that so nearly killed her. She says: 'Everyone should know about the pressure models are put under.' Georgina, now 23, insists that the only way to prevent models succumbing to eating disorders is for customers to boycott labels employing girls smaller than a size 8"(28). Young girls and teens need healthy role models help express that size does not matter, fashion companies including Abercrombie, Cache, and Buckle exposing size two models is a huge contributor to the issue of weight. The two most famous cities known for fashion catwalks are Madrid and Milan , both which have now started taking action and banned any models from walking the catwalk that have less than a BMI of 18.5(Tilley 23). If all fashion industries follow the example that Milan and Madrid are giving than models from all over the world would be the best role models for younger generations.
Being a role model for a younger audience is a big responsibility and a difficult task. Naomi Campbell, Beverly Johnson, Tyra Ban, and Cynthia Bailey are all famous independent African-American models that have one strong quality in common: that is to bring more color to catwalks. The absence of this ethnicity tells young African-American children that because this color is not accepted in the fashion world that they are not accepted in general. In the article "Where Are All the Black Models on Our Catwalks?" author Jane Mulkerrins talks to Somalian born supermodel Iman, "...she points out, this is not...
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