This year's London Fashion Week has just drawn to a conclusion and it's been depicted by critics as a wonderful display of sophisticated and mature elegance in contrast with the experimentations of emerging talent which often characterised previous issues.
Seen from the outside, fashion may seem a rather mysterious and elitist industry. You see unusually thin and tall women, marching perilously on tooth sticks, wearing clothes nobody is actually ever going to see outside a catwalk.
Fashion, however, is about setting trends and Europeans have been showing an interest in rapidly changing clothing styles ever since the 14th century.
Considering it was at that time that men started dressing with a tailored top over leggings or trousers, it would appear it's mostly women that have benefited from all the major trend changes that have taken place since then.
The beginning of the fashion industry can be dated to the mid-19th Century when machines started allowing clothes to be mass-produced instead of only custom made and thus allowed the status of "haute couture" to be recognised.
The term fashionable is now used to describe many things other than just clothes.
When it comes to takeaway the most fashionable food is got to be Sushi.
Slick, tidy and compact. It always comes in trendy boxes and is the perfect size to be eaten in sophisticated mouthfuls. Each sushi has a slightly different taste and, finally, it costs so much that it is virtually impossible to get fat on it.