To be a clothing designer it is VERY useful to understand the history of fashion and how new trends and styles develop. Here is a link to the BBC archives to see videos of how fashions developed from the . Watch these videos to gain insight and understanding on how to predict what will be "in" and what will be "out". Fashion, is a sign of the times, often reflected in what is going on politically, and esthetically in the culture. Only occasionally is a new style developed based on what a particular celebrity although many times they are the first to use a new style.
"This unusual collection of programmes reveals what it took to be stylish through over 250 years of British history as it explores fashion from 1720 to 1982." View Videos