Bubble-Up Effects of Subculture Fashion

The notion that trends in fashion take part in a phenomenon known as the trickle down effect has long been recognised by fashion pundits. A process of social emulation of society’s upper echelons by the subordinates provides myriad incentives for perpetual and incessant changes in fashion through a sequence of novelty and imitation. Dior’s ‘New Look’ of 1947 consisted of creations that were only affordable to a minority of affluent women of the time. Fashion was governed by haute-couture designers and presented to the masses to aspire toward. However, this traditional prospective has been vigorously challenged by many throughout the fashion world. Revisionist observations have introduced a paradoxical argument that fashion trends have, on numerous occasions, inadvertently emerged from the more obscure spheres of society onto the glamorous catwalks of high-fashion designers.

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Working in the Fashion Industry

There it is, on the television or on the internet everyday – people working in the fashion industry giving the public live updates on what’s up for the year’s designer Fall Collections, which colors are popular for the month, whose gown drew the most praise at The Oscars, what kind of shoes are in for the coming spring and so on. The big, glitzy world of fashion may always spotlight the fashion designers, models and celebrities who make and wear what the rest of the world follows, but it’s actually a much bigger arena with thousands of people working in the fashion industry behind the scenes to make sure each show goes smoothly or that each clothing line sells.

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Why Do Future Business Leaders Need an Entrepreneurship Certificate?

We live in an increasingly changing business environment, one that requires more of business professionals than in past years. Gone are the good old days of a forty plus year career, the solid gold watch at retirement, and resumes depicting an over specified skill set. The future of business lies in the magic of entrepreneurship, the art of creative problem solving, solution-eering, if you will. And future business leaders are being asked not to just be worker bees, but to be self-starters, big thinkers and doers. In short, they are being asked to think and do in an entrepreneurial fashion, and ultimately, to provide solutions to a wide array of problems, business and otherwise. This demand has outgrown our traditional manner of training future business leaders on how to succeed in the world of business. We now exist in the age of entrepreneurship; and the entrepreneurship certificate has become almost a necessity for those who wish to get ahead.

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