When you hear the word: “Fashion”, you probably immediately think of runways, extremely expensive designer clothing, or the streets of Paris. But what about Asian fashions? Not many people have even heard of Asian fashions, but if you have, you are probably already wearing some of the hottest clothing out, and in today’s highly connected, multi cultural world, we are starting to see a rise in sales and interest for Asian Fashions.
More and more people are starting to take up Asian fashions, especially recently, as Asian pop culture has spread throughout Asian countries and the rest of the world, particularly through new types of entertainment which are becoming increasingly popular, such as K-Pop music, or mainstream anime, such as Dragon Ball Z. The “School Girl” look is certainly one which originates from Asian culture. Asian Fashions are predominantly trendy amongst the younger generations.
Right now, the main Asian fashions are Korean fashion and Japanese fashion. However, other countries, such as China, have been making in-roads into the fashion market as well. These countries are targeting the world-wide market, and are quickly becoming a strong competitor for Western companies and designers. In Seoul, in Korea, Korean fashion is one of the main businesses, and designers established there have set their sights on making Korean fashion one of the most well known fashion brands in the world.
One huge advantage of Asian fashion is its widespread availability. If you have access to the internet, you can purchase clothing from a huge range of stores and sites, and have it delivered to your doorstep. This means that you can purchase Asian clothing quickly and efficiently, and you can find literally anything you need, within reason, for sale. I have found sites as specialised as selling wedding gowns, and as all purpose as having a bit of everything. Because these sites are interested in moving the Asian fashion market overseas, they almost always offer worldwide shipping.
This brings us to another advantage of Asian fashions. Buying online means that the products you get are very inexpensive, and because of the nature of Asian manufacturing, there is often thousands of a particular item for sale. This, coupled with the wide range of online stores, guarantees that you will definitely be able to acquire the product you want, no matter how obscure, and you will usually get it for a very reasonable price. If there is one thing I can say, it is that Asian fashions are far cheaper than Western fashions and fashions from other designers.
By now you should recognize that Asian fashions are ready to make the leap into the larger fashion market. The rest of the fashion world is certainly ready, and there is unquestionably enough talent and popularity to get them there. Once Asian fashion companies have matured enough to completely take advantage of the worldwide fashion industry, Western designers are going to have to watch their backs, because Asian fashions are fast becoming a popular option.