Where did fashion originate?
They do say it's Paris, France! I believe many fashions came from different countries and people who immigrated to France or anywhere else in the world brought their fashion with them. Silks mainly came from China and were well sought after.
There cannot be a right or wrong answer to this question as the first written records of people's clothing indicate that fashions -- in the forms jewelry, better fabrics, elaborate hair styles, body painting and particular cuts of clothing -- were already widespread in human societies. Indeed, the practise of ornamentation goes back at least as far as the present homonin species, and possibly farther: shells have been found in the graves of earlier hominids in formations that indicate that they were worn as necklaces and bracelets during life. Whether this was mere fashion or portable wealth or both, it is clear that homo sapiens has always been a dedicated follower of fashion.