How Cultures Influence High-Street Fashion
From what appears on the catwalk to what ends up on in the windows of high street stores, the fashion industry is shaped and influenced by cultures from around the world.
Among many others, holidays in Egypt, Goa, Italy and Turkey, provide the perfect opportunity to discover and explore the unique yet indispensable relationship between travel and fashion.
The fabrics of India, for example, have been particularly influential in shaping the world of fashion as we know it today. The sultry yet sexy sari is well known for having its origins in India, but it has been far from the only Asian influence on the catwalks and high streets of the UK in recent years. With a bold use of flowing materials, bright colours, light and airy fabrics and ancient motifs, Indian fabrics and culture have, for decades, been influencing fashion in the Western world.
For example, pretty lace of pastel colours are hot on the high street this year, a fashion trend that takes much of its influences from the beautiful styles of Goa.
Holidays to Goa offer the privilege of witnessing the painstakingly meticulous and wonderful craft of hand embroidery, crochet and lace making. For centuries these crafts have been leading trades in Goa but these days they are also helping to shape the world of international fashion.
One of the biggest pleasures of Turkey holidays is ambling around a market, browsing through the many colourful and fragrant stalls.
Boasting a stunning coastline full of wonderful beaches, inlets and coves, you’ll want to pack a great selection of swimwear when you set off for a holiday to Turkey. Turkish fabrics are all about being bright, noticeable, colourful and bold and these key features can be seen influencing modern beachwear, which entwines these bold colours with creative styles and designs.
Fabrics and fashion in Egypt, like many parts of Egyptian culture, have their own unique and distinctive look. Holidays in Egypt are all about exploring this fascinating countries inimitable culture and witnessing for yourself the beautiful embroidery and beadwork draped over fabrics. Ranging from coarse to fine textures, it’s easy to see how many common characteristics of Egyptian fabrics have shaped the fashion stands of the high street retailers in the West over the generations.
Italian fashion is world famous for its elegance, subtleties and sexiness. Italy holidays enable visitors to discover just how important Italian fashion is to fashion designers from around the world. A holiday to Italy is also a great opportunity to see first-hand just how well dressed most Italians really are.
Thomas Cook offers holidays to Italy, where you can visit the likes of Milan, Rome and Venice, cities that are often regarded as being the fashion capitals of the world.