Because the more technical term costume is regularly linked[by whom?] to the term "fashion", the use of the former has been relegated to special senses like fancy-dress or masquerade wear, while the word "fashion" often refers to clothing, including the study of clothing. Although aspects of fashion can be feminine or masculine, some trends are androgynous.
Although two-piece bathing suits were being used by women as early as the 1930s, the bikini is commonly dated to July 5, 1946, when, partly due to material rationing after World War II, French engineer Louis Réard introduced the modern bikini, modeled by Micheline Bernardini. Reard named his design for the Bikini Atoll, where the first post-war tests of the atomic bomb were taking place. (Full article...)
Fashion journalism is a component of fashion media, with a focus on writing and photojournalism. Fashion journalists focus mostly on trends and events, and maintain relationships with designers and stylists. A fashion journalist has knowledge of fashion history, and stays up to date on industry trends. Fashion journalists are either employed full-time by a publication, or they submit articles on a freelance basis. (Full article...)