Aside from the underlying reasons humans wear clothes, which is to cover nakedness and protect the body from the effects of the sun, wind, cold, and all the other weather and environmental conditions, clothing also serves other essential purposes.
It is a mode of expression for an individual, an expression, and a display of cultures and traditions and values—no wonder why it is big business with a whole industry centered around it.
As it is with anything concerning humans, there is the need to show some prestige, status, or distinction in everything that concerns them. It is dependent on who they are, what they have achieved, and of course, how much they are worth.
It is true, and it applies, even in clothing. And so we have designer clothes.
What are Designer Clothes?
These are clothes, made or designed by cloth/dressmaker of repute. These dresses are usually of exceptional quality and are unique in their style and design to the maker.
Thus, they can generally be classified as stylish, luxury clothing, bearing a well-known fashion designer’s signature. You can read more here.
Why are they popular?
Designer clothing is a “thing” in the world today. They are very popular, and people strive to get them despite their exorbitant costs. The question therefore is, why are they so popular?
Well, they are popular for the following reasons:
They are Always of Good Quality: This is one assurance that one has whenever designer wear is purchased. They are also very durable.
They are Consistent: This is also as a result of their quality. Buyers can continue to use them over a long period, and in this way, one becomes known with a particular brand and style.
It can be a Status Statement: This is another reason why these wears are so fashionable. It is usually taken for granted that this clothing class is only worn by the high and mighty. Anyone who therefore wants to identify with the class will be expected only to wear such clothing.
They are a Collector’s Item: Due to the effort and quality that goes into their production, they sometimes only make limited editions meaning they will not go commercial. The exclusivity of these particular wears, therefore, makes them collectors’ items.
Fashion Trends: Put in simple words, they set the fashion trend. Thus, if you are to stay abreast of the fashion industry trends, you would have to keep up with these designers because they usually set the pace.
What are Cardigans?
These are garments made in the fashion of the waistcoats that the British army officers wore during the Crimean war. It was named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan, a Major General named James Brudenell, who featured prominently in that war.