An essay by Julian Jāggi
Fashion is not just clothing: ‹mere› clothing is reduced to functional, practical utility, whilst fashion is characterised by an aesthetic surplus. Clothing is necessity and practicality. Fashion is excess, extravagance. As something that transcends the realm of the necessary and the functional, fashion belongs to the realm of luxury. That something can be luxury or fashion, therefore, presupposes transgressing what is considered necessary, expedient or appropriate.