Economy matters to fashion. It has to because it’s a business, and a good business person pays attention to economic factors to thrive. Such details are important for strategy as they need to know whether they are able to compete and succeed with regards to their demographic. But this also impacts design decisions. The need to ensure relevancy means making clothes that fit with the demographics needs and expectations, and one cannot survive making clothes that are too conceptual or impractical for the demographic they are serving.
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