Womens' fashions of the 1930's were influenced by the Great Depression. The simplified designs and the use of inexpensive fabrics (like cotton) reflected economic changes wrought by the poor economy.
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...
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.
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.
Vintage has become a style for self assured women who wear clothes that make them feel well; clothes that suit their body shape rather than the latest high street trends. Vintage clothes are items that can be worn at any time and still look elegant.
Why has the fashion world not brought back the cape? Here I look at the five basic types of the cape. A forgotten treasure that is comfortable, utilitarian, and sensible for both hero and villain .
The history of jeans or denims goes as far back as the sixteenth century Europe, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1849 that started the evolution of pants in American.
Edwardian times were rife with changes and conspicuous consumption. The era lasted only two decades yet spawned deluxe fashion.
These images take me back to my teen years! Fashion was wild and bright. Gogo boots, halter dresses, bright paisley prints. The 1960's was home to some iconic fashions.
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.