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.
Some popular jean brands of the 80s are still being wore today, and the named brand jeans of the 80s last longer than some of the jeans made today.
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.
The depression of the 1930s and austere times of the 1940s made fashion design plain, unexciting, and almost non-existent. But by the 1950s, style returned. Women’s clothes became chic, colourful, and feminine, and hemlines reduced. A decade later in the 1960s, the mini style became an item.
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 first sewing patterns appeared in small format in books for tailors. In the 19th century pattern makers used magazines as marketing tools. The sewing machine created a market for home sewers.
1980s fashion was a mix of conservative and extravagant influenced by a princess, punks, goths, and new romantics . Athletic gear as day wear,designer franchising, and ripped jeans...
A scan of Gothic Lolitas from the Gothic & Lolita Bible. Picture courtesy of japanesestreets.com. Extravagant, Victorian-inspired clothing, curled hair, and doll-like makeup---sightings of these curious poppets walking around the States, Europe and...
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.
Vintage is a style for self-assured women who wear clothes that make them feel well; clothes that suit their body shape rather than following the latest high street trends.