The Evolution of Fashion (Classic Reprint)

The Evolution of Fashion (Classic Reprint)

The Evolution of Fashion (Classic Reprint)

Costume (portions of which originally appeared in theL ndgate I lhistrated Magazine, under the editorship of Mr. A. J. Bowden), I desire to acknowledge the valuable assistance I have received from sources not usually available to the public ;also my indebtedness to the following authors, from whose works I have quoted :M r. Beck, Mr. R. Davey, Mr. E. Rimmel, Mr. Knight, and the late Mr. J. R. Planchd. I also take this opportunity of thanking Messrs, Liberty and Co., Messrs. Jay, Messrs. E. R, Garrould, Messrs. Walery, Mr. Box, and others, who have offered me special facilities for consulting drawings, engravings, c., in their possession, many of which they have courteously allowed me to reproduce, by the aid of Miss Juh et Hensman, and other artists. The book lays no claim to being a technical treatise on a subject which is practically inexhaustible, but has been written with the intention of bringing before the general public in a popular manner circumstances which have influenced in a marked degree the wearing apparel of theB ritish Nation. FLORENCE MARY GARDINER. West Kensington, iS y.
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Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing

Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing

Each year, we spend hours upon hours shopping and getting dressed, but do we ever actually think about what we’re wearing? For example, what’s the name of the style of your shirt? Who invented your favorite jeans cut? Or who made your baby-doll nightie famous? There is a story behind every piece of clothing and, with Fashion 101, you’ll learn what those stories are and more: Where did the miniskirt come from? Why has the military had a stronger influence on fashion than either Audrey Hepburn or Gwen Stefani? How do denim makers work those perfect “whiskers” into your “worn-out” jeans? Filled with tons of intriguing factoids about designers and celebrities, and more than 300 illustrations, Fashion 101 offers the total scoop on underwear, outerwear, accessories, and everything in between. With this crash course, you’ll learn not only how to put together smarter looks, but also how to become a fashion expert in the process.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is Great, July 2, 2008
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Patrick L. Schmitz (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews
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This book is a great blend of history, factoids and advice, covering a wide spectrum of fashion from the go-go boot to the corset.
I have never discovered anything like this before and would deffinately recommend it to anyone interested in fashion, whether it is a fashion student or someone trying to improve the contents of their own closet.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Ehh…ok, December 29, 2010
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This review is from: Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing (Paperback)

This book as decent, it’s great if you’re looking to know types of pants or types of collars, but I was hoping to learn more. Most of it consisted of things anyone would know. A platform shoe, a sports bra, a vest. Simple articles of clothing people wear all the time made this book very generic and not very imformative to someone aspiring to learn more about fashion and what makes it work. However, the one feature I loved was where it described who made it to begin with, and who made it hot. If you’re looking for fashion history this book could be quite useful. Good luck, I hope you find what you are looking for.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
I really love clothes, July 20, 2008
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Gail Weinstein (San Francisco) – See all my reviews
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This book has given me a new perspective and puts a rich history into the things I wear everyday. A detailed clothing bible if you will, this book covers every type of fashion trend, including hot pants, all the way to every accesory or shoe one could want to know about. It gives hot new trends and old classic styles their names, talking about where things really originiated, making me feel more informed about fashion and even sound smarter! :) All in all this is a great book and a MUST have if you spend as much time as me choosing my outfit everyday!

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Vintage inspired fashion designs

Fashion has been an obsession these days not only for the youths but also for the older generation and the reason behind this is Vintage clothing. Vintage Clothing has created a sense of urgency in today’s market. The demand has increased variably and thus the trend of fashion has been shifting towards Vintage clothing. Today’s designers have understood the need of today’s generation and they love designing previous era’s clothing as it gives them an opportunity to design clothes with different texture, fabrications, colors, embroideries and handicrafts unlike designing jeans and t-shirts which has become common these days.

Technological advancement plays a vital role of fashion inspired by vintage clothing. In yesterday’s era, the clothes designed were very appealing and that appeal still continues to flourish in today’s era. Everyone wants to feel the retro style once in a lifetime because that gives us a different look altogether and makes us feel bit special. Thanks to various online stores for auctioning vintage clothing and giving us a chance to buy designer clothes which wouldn’t be possible for most of us by contacting designers to get clothes designed of previous era due to various aspects to consider. You can find numerous websites which auctions vintage clothing with different designs, fabrications, classics of 60’s – 90’s, colors and sizes thus giving everyone from fittest to fattest an opportunity to try something different and look beautiful.

There is also a brighter side to look into vintage clothing inspiring fashion designers. Designing Vintage clothes has become environmental friendly as the unused or unsold clothes in previous era are been put for reuse, recycle or repair to create or design new clothes and thus helping our environment Go-Green.  This gives an opportunity for the designers to help our environment and creating interest in vintage clothing. It’s a kind of refreshment for women to try something new and different that makes them look elegant, stylish and comfortable. These types of clothing are made considering all sizes and shapes thus creating equal opportunity for everyone to sizzle and look beautiful. Go, get your choice of clothes available in your nearby stores for which you may have dreamt one day.

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Summer fashion trends 2012/2013

Fashion goes hand in hand with seasons. With the change in season, fashion trend changes. There is lot in store for summer fashion ranging from clothing, footwear, handbags, hairstyle and related accessories. The combinations of dress, glasses and footwear have created a rage in fashion this summer. Even the retro effect is back this summer with lot of celebrities and models going into the retro mood.

Summer fashion provides lot more options and variations for women. You can find lot of skinnier and shorter dress models in fashion industry. There is lot of transparency in clothing in this particular season. You can find lot of eco-friendly materials such as plastic, metals and other materials used as fashion accessories thus providing a fashionable eco-friendly environment. These materials are found on the dress or footwear that gives a finishing touch to it and makes them look different and stylish as compared to regular dress or footwear items. You can see a mix of models with hot pants, shorts, high waisted shorts, printed dress, street wear, handbag, purse, hairstyle and stylish footwear. Printed dress materials is a hit during summer as it gives various options for designers to show off their designing skills as they use floral and animal prints (small to large animals) with mix of colors thus giving an edge over other dress materials. Retro based hairstyle has been an add-on feature for the models as it gives them a different look altogether. Hairstyle differs from individual to individual depending upon the face type and hair type.

Talking about summer fashion trend, how can men be left out? The male models create a different craze with their stylish outfits designed by top-class designers. Male models come up with stylish bermudas, jeans, contrasting colored shirts mostly dazzling and unique colors, leather jackets and sports wear. They too go for retro style as this trend has started creating waves in fashion industry. Floral printed shirts have always been a package for men with its unique color and design. Coming summer we will definitely see a fashion makeover but most of the styles like retro and floral would definitely be a part of the fashion trends.

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Men’s unique fashion accessories

Men’s fashion has taken a leap over years. Earlier men’s fashion accessories were not heard of and they used to wear regular wardrobe clothes with minimal variations in their outfits. But now they have become very fashion conscious and are very much concerned of what they wear and how they look. They look in for every detail accessory that can make them look like a man to look for. Like women, men too have a big list of accessories that we admire of like shades, ties, rings, jewelry, jackets, wallets, belts, cufflinks, scarf, pocket squares, socks, shoes and the list goes on. These small accessories play a vital part in fashion industry.

Today’s designers give lot of attention to minor things that can attract major audience. Men too want to create their own style statement and redefine their personality by being innovative and different in terms of presenting themselves among others. Only wearing expensive clothes doesn’t make one a stylish and complete man but inexpensive things can also make them a complete man. Cufflinks have become a craze now a days and every designer comes up with different shapes, designs and materials like gold, pearls and other precious stones. It symbolizes the status of a person. It is designed for various purposes starting from wedding to office till casual wear. Scarf and pocket squares are a new trend that has been widely accepted by men across the world creating a new style icon. Shades have always been a man’s best friend as it depicts his personality and makes him exceptional. It doesn’t suit to all men but it depends upon their face cut and personality to choose whether they need glasses or not. How can we forget designer watches that are common among men thus adding a glamour quotient.

To have a perfect outfit, you need to balance your accessories that suit you the best or give you the best look. All expensive things doesn’t make a fashionable package but the combination of expensive and not so expensive but has a value of its own makes a man complete and look splendid.

 

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Designer high waisted shorts

The trend is back. High waisted shorts have been creating a rage in the market with most the celebrities are found wearing designer made high waisted clothes. This was mostly wore by the yester year stars which had a huge fan following and was adopted as retro style. Now we see most of the international celebrities hiring designers to design high waisted shorts or jeans so as to make them look gorgeous and beautiful. It has its own style statement compared to other type of dresses in the market. It enhances the beauty of a woman and provides an elegance thus creating magic with their appearances.

To wear a high waisted short, there needs to be a perfect combination of tops, shorts and footwear. You can find various designs and shapes of high waisted shorts but you need to choose according to your body shape. Make look yourself a stunner by choosing a perfect top or blouse that fits in with the high waisted short or jeans chosen. To add on, check out for a belt that would add weight to your appearance. Some of the high waisted shorts can be of low rise that may suit some of you.

Today’s designers understand the market trend and its demand and thus come up with lots of variations and materials keeping in mind the age group. They design for woman in 20’s to woman in 60’s or 70’s. Not only that, you would also find it in various shapes which can help you hide that extra flab. There are high waisted shorts that are bit loose and people find it more comfortable than those of tighter ones. It again depends upon an individual which one to go for to feel comfortable and beautiful. This high waisted shorts or jeans can make look an average looking girl to a girl to look for. Most of the designers dress can be found online so choose the ones that would suit you irrespective of the brand and price range. Create your own style statement with a perfect combo of high waisted shorts, tops and other accessories to rule or lure the world. Choice is yours!

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Designer fashion handbags

A handbag is not only an object but has been a possession over the years for women. It has become a fashion statement in this fashionable world. Fashionable handbags have become a status symbol for today’s woman. It reflects individual’s style and status thus creating an impression of their own. You can find both regular and fashionable or designer handbags in the market but what differentiates the designer with the regular is the quality of the handbag, expensive materials used and the finishing touch which ensures the longevity of the handbag. We always tend to buy things that would last for a longer period and designer handbags provide you that particular quality when compared to regular ones.

There are many notable designers in this world and some of us just buy handbags for the namesake or for its logo so as to stand apart from others in the society and there are some who choose according to their choice and taste irrespective of the designer’s name or logo. It again depends upon individual’s perception and preference. Designers only manufacture handbags but it’s the people who help them selling their handbags by creating hype among their peers. This helps the designers to advertise their brand even further and in turn manufacture products as per their customers demand. You can also find designer handbags online according to your requirements and price ranges. There are many sites available but beware of the fake sites and check for its reputation and reviews before registering for it.

Today’s designers focus mostly on the trend that a woman follows. They design handbags for corporate, partygoers, tourists, etc. with wider range of looks, colors and sizes that would suit one’s personality and represent their fashionable side. You needn’t speak for yourself when you have your outfits or handbag speaking for you. It really does create a style statement for you. Think your handbag as your investment that would last for a longer period depending upon how you take care of it. Go, grab it to impress others before someone else steps into your shoes. Choose the best!

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