History of Fashion
The Role of Fashion in Pop Culture
Fashion plays an important role in pop culture, and not just because of its aesthetics or because it’s something people talk about on the red carpet at the Oscars or MTV Awards (or at least, those are the conversations that get the most media attention).
6 Game Changing Asian Fashion Designers You Need to Know
With major input of Asian designers; Asian market has once again found its place in the main stream fashion industry; globally.
The Fashionable History of the Powdered Wig
Why did people wear powdered wigs in the 18th Century? Was wearing a wig all about fashion and flaunting wealth? Or was there something deeper, more embarrassing truth that people were trying to conceal beneath the fashionable wig? This article talks about the history of the powdered wig.
“Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk” Exhibition at the V&A Museum
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, an exhibition at London’s V&A Museum, explores the significance of the kimono, the ultimate symbol of Japan.
What Did the Iconic Figures of the 20th Century Look Like in Swimwear?
Where does the first version of the swimsuit stem from? What kind of bathing suit was the first Miss World wearing? You will find out from our post that the bikini might not be such an old invention and what the public opinion was in the 20th century when it appeared.
Additional Images from "Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
"Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography," Sharing additional images, courtesy of Museum of fine Arts, Houston.
Women in Pakistan Defy Orthodoxy and Take Part in Miss Pakistan World. Contests.
Pakistan is a country ruled by the gun and the Mullah and women are routinely suppressed, but there are people who defy this and come out wearing a bikini
The Sana’ani Sitarah: a Traditional Story Struggling between Continuity and Extinction
A brief history about a traditional mantle used by Females in Yemen known as the Sana'ani Sitarah with its Lithma and Mughmug. The story of a contemporary struggle between continuity and extinction.
Embroidery of India: The Symbols, Motifs, and Colors
The expression of ideas and concepts through symbols, both in arts and science is represented by objects and signs. The embroidery of India has been acclaimed the world over as an exquisite handicraft.
Fashion Trends: What Did Punks Wear in The 80s and Punk Fashion Trends Today
Fashion served as form of visual communication, which effectively expressed punks’ disobedient and individualistic nature. 80s punks wore clothes set themselves apart from the status quo by rebelling against the limitations that society continued to put in place.
The Symbolism Of Egyptian Jewellery
When you think about Egyptian jewellery, it is easy to visualise scarab beetles, Pharoah charms, malachite, lapis lazuli and lots of gold. Colours and shapes presenting in Egyptian jewellery tell us lots about the people who lived in ancient Egypt - their beliefs, priorities and ways of life.
Fashion Police - A Short History of Clothing and the Law
Clothing has been regulated since ancient times. From color restrictions to sumptuary laws, from modesty laws to war time cloth rationing, governments affect how we dress and often inspire fashion.
Sleeping Angels: The Unique Jewelry & Hallmark of Hubert Harmon
Both angels and feet (symbolizing forward movement) were a favorite motif for Mexican silversmith Hubert Harmon. His hallmark representing “sleeping angels” incorporated both of them.
The History of Fashion. The Victorian Era to the 1960s Styles.
Fashions of the victorian era were beautiful, intricate and ornate. women looked like walking pieces of art. By the teens, women were looking more sporty, skirts were shorter to engage in physical activity. The 1920s fashions were daring and boyish for the first time. The 1930s were long and slinky, and the fashions of the 1940s were glamorous.
Collecting Vintage Mexican Silver Jewelry for Fun and Profit
Vintage Mexico silver jewelry has a unique look that, over time, you can learn to recognize quite easily. Getting to know the hallmarks found on the back of the jewelry will help you to recognize highly collectible vintage Mexico jewelry and enable you to spot a great value.
What's The Purpose of Beauty Pageants?
Celebrating humanity’s beauty is an ostensible answer, but a beauty pageant is supplementary rather necessary in celebrating humanity’s beauty. The phrase beauty pageant tends to be associated with women possessing features that most consider...
Fly & Fresh Airbrushed Clothes in the 80s a Memorable time
People in the urban areas would get just about anything airbrushed on their clothes, in the 1980s. The people that were into airbrushing their clothes in the 80s remember going to the shopping malls or swap meets to get their Biv-overalls...
Famous Fly & Fresh Hairstyles in the 80s
High Top Fade Hairstyle in the 80s Hairstyles can make a big difference in a person's appearance. A fly hairstyle can help make your self-esteem increase and give you more confidence in your personal appearance. Because when you look fly, you will...
Mary Quant Mini Skirt Tribute
Now that starlets are semi-routinely photographed wearing nothing but tops & tights, the Mary Quant mini skirt that once rocked the fashion world seems pretty tame. But in 1965, it was a very big deal...wrapped in a tiny package. In partnership...
Jane Austen Fashions
Jane Austen wrote most of her novels during the English Regency period, a time of upheaval and changing cultural mores - changes that could be seen in the new fashions of the era, which harked back to the classical elegance of the ancient world...
Kaftan or Caftan - A Fashion History of Modesty and Glamor
The kaftan, or caftan is an ancient garment worn by both men and women. The modest yet glamorous kaftan is comfortable and looks great on the young and old, on thin and plus sized ladies.
Dave Temple Brings Vintage Glamour to Culver City, California
Vintage clothing collectors are on the look-out for one thing-a good place to buy fresh stuff. For years if you missed the Vintage Fashion Expo, or didn't live near "Meow", you were out of luck but now Culver City, California has a new pop up event. Cozy and ultra-friendly this new place in the Light Space Studio in the Helm's District is worth the trip.
Evolution and History of the Zipper - From Neanderthal Man to Modern Day
The history of zippers is an interesting and important one. Zippers are used everyday by almost everyone, everywhere. Read how this functional invention became part of our ordinary clothing fashions.
History of Blue Jeans - Interview with Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis
I know what you are thinking. Because in addition to my supernatural, unearthly ability to interview those who are dearly departed, I also possess ESP – Extra Sensory Perception. You are thinking, “I know who Levi Strauss, the maker of blue jeans, was but who the devil was Jacob Davis?” Am I right?