- Fashionable clothes used to be exclusive only for members and consorts of the royal family. Yet it didn’t take long for somebody to change how fashion worked. The fashion industry continues to change, exploring even the use of LED technology as sustainable approach.
Sometime in 1826 to 1895, a draper named Charles Frederick Worth gave rise to the idea of fashion designing for customers. Worth had a knack for knowing the types of clothing that best suit a person. Apparently, Charles Worth was quite effective as a fashion consultant and designer, he came up with the idea of providing dressmaking services by recruiting the best seamstresses to sew clothes for royal family members and the moneyed aristocrats. That was the 19th century fashion house established as a business by Charles Worth.
What Exactly is a Fashion House
A fashion house today refers to an umbrella company or a conglomeration of several well-known independent and brand designers, They use the facilities and resources of a fashion house in selling their creations,
There are actually two types of designs available in a fashion house, the haute couture and the ready-to-wear line.
This term refers to the exclusive patterns of outfits created for specific clienteles who do not like to find copycat versions of the clothes they are wearing. In fact haute couture garments are created in sizes that fits specific customers to a tee.
Ready-to-Wear (RTW) clothing on the other hand are the line of garments that sowed the beginnings of fast fashion. They are created without any specific customer in mind, whilst the sizes of their patterns use average vital measurements of small, medium and large sized, female or male person. RTWs are of course more economical but not eco-friendly because they created tons of wastes that go to landfills.
The Need to Create Sustainable Garments to Help Battle the Effects of Pollution and Climate Change
Fashion houses have become more conscious of the need to use sustainable methods in producing garments. Whether for haute couture or RTWs, the need to adopt sustainable methods of producing garments at a fast pace still produces large amounts of wastes.
One solution that has been suggested is the development of technology for creating etextiles. Innovators are integrating LED technology in changing textile designs. Normal thread weave will be replaced by optical fibres that can alter designs through the light-emitting capability of LED technology.
Etextile technology though is still in the research and development stages. In innovators like