As we head towards the Zambian Independence Day I would like to help us learn about the Zambian fashion industry since this is going to be the main theme of that very special day for many Zambians. Before we discuss the Zambian fashion industry I would like us to understand what fashion is, when it started, how it started where and why it started.

        Fashion is a popular aesthetic expression in a certain time and context especially in clothing footwear’s life styles accessories makeup hairstyle and body proportions. Clothing is a collective term for items worn on the body clothing is typically made of fabric or textiles but over time has included garments made from animal skin or other thin sheets of materials put together the wearing of clothing is mostly restricted the human beings and is a feature of all human beings and is a feature of all human societies.

           For centuries individuals or societies have used clothes and other    body adornments as a form of non verbal communication to indicate occupation rank gender sexual availability locality class wealth and  group affiliation fashion is a form of Free spirit special it not only embrace clothing but also accessories hairstyle beauty and body art what we wear and how we wear it provides other with shorthand to subtly read the surface of social situation.

              The notion of global fashion industry is a product of the modern age prior to the mid 19th century most clothing was a handmade it was handmade for individual either as home production or on order from dressmaker and tailors by the beginning of the 20th century with the of the new technologies such as  the sewing machine the rise of global capitalism and the development of retail outlets such as deparAs we head towards the Zambian  independence day i would like to help learn about the Zambian fashion industry since this is going to be the main theme of that very special day for many Zambians. Before we discuss the Zambian fashion industry we want to understand what fashion is when it started how where and why.

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