The real truth is no one really knows when.. fashion did NOT originate from China or any particular place! But rather it originated all over the world! The word fashion means to decorate or to design ones clothing, home, hair style, or garden.. example1 (She fashioned her hat with ribbon and flowers).. example2 (He fashioned new tools for better performance).. Runway and fashion shows DID originate in Europe!
Fashion originally originated from China. Some people say it's from Paris, France, but THEY ARE WRONG! They might think this because of the Coutour Fashion Show every year, but that is not where it originated from.