While the 1980s are over, common style patterns from the decade keep returning. There are patterns that have been and have never really been out of date.
Fashion is currently the trend, i.e. what is on show in magazines, on TV and on fashion roads. Right now, fashion is what is fashionable.
A fashion designer is confused with the tailor by most people. The two will use the same methods and the end result is clothes / dress / clothes. However, the way they operate is immense.