Insider's guide to fashion

Fashion - it's all about clothes, right? Well, to a certain extent, but, as is the case with anything that seems straightforward from the outside, it's actually a little more complicated.

First things first: fashion is an industry like any other, but the end product is clothes. Like the electronics, food or music industries, the fashion market can be simplified into a number of categories, primarily in terms of sales outlets. So we think of supermarket, high street, independent designer, ready-to-wear (prt porter), luxury super brands (such as Gucci and Prada) and haute couture (for the elite few). There are also casual and sportswear brands that range from small labels to the massive super brands such as Levi's and Adidas.

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