Philosopher Giorgio Agamben connects fashion to the current depth of the qualitative moment, to the temporal aspect the Greek referred to as kairos, whereas clothing belongs to the quantitative, what the Greek referred to as Chronos. Whereas a trend often connotes a peculiar aesthetic expression and infrequently lasting shorter than a season, fashion is a distinctive and business-supported expression historically tied to the fashion season and collections. Style is an expression that lasts over many seasons and is often related to cultural movements and social markers, symbols, class, and culture (ex. Baroque, Rococo, and so on.). According to sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, fashion connotes “the latest difference.”
- The looks of the French court docket were disseminated through prints, from the sixteenth century, but grew to become prevalent with the promotion of the centralized court docket round king Louis XIV, and the fashion that grew to become known beneath his name.