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  • What does the word "fashion" mean to you?
  • How much attention do you pay to fashion in the way you dress?
  • When you read a newspaper, do you read the fashion pages? If so, what sort of information do they usually provide?
  • Does fashion allow people to express their individuality or does it force people to conform?
  • Does the media (or the fashion industry) play some role in creating or continuing stereotypes? What duty, if any, does the media (or fashion industry) have to change these stereotypes?
  • What do you think of the accusation that the fashion industry is in some way to blame for the level of anorexia in the western world?
  • Is the purpose of fashion shows to sell clothes or are they simply a method of advertising the designer's name?
  • How often have you actually seen someone actually wearing some of the more extreme fashion show creations? Does anybody wear them?
  • Do you think that being a fashion model would be an enjoyable interesting life? Would you like to be one?
  • What is in fashion for women this year?
  • What is in fashion for men this year?
  • How fashion has brought a change in your life?


  • How do you personally feel about clothes shopping?
  • When you pass a clothes shop window how much time do you usually spend looking at the clothes?
  • What about your wife/husband girlfriend/boyfriend?
  • When you pass a shoe shop window do you usually stop to look at the shoes?
  • What about your wife/husband girlfriend/boyfriend?
  • When was the last time you bought something new to wear?
    • Less than three days ago.
    • Less than six months ago.
    • I can't remember.

Going out[edit]

  • If you’re invited to a wedding or similar formal event, would you:
    • Buy something new to wear?
    • Wear something you wore to another wedding?
    • Not wear anything special?
  • When you go out informally do you usually wear:
    • Something in fashion?
    • Jeans and T-shirt?
    • Whatever I feel comfortable in.
    • Whatever makes me look good.
    • Something else.
  • How much time do you spend in front of the mirror in the morning?
    • More than five minutes?
    • Less than five minutes?
    • I don’t look in the mirror!
  • Do you choose clothes because they:
    • are fashionable?
    • are comfortable?
    • are on sale?
    • make a statement about you?
    • Something else?

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