How have women’s clothing styles changed over the last 50 years
In the last 50 years, women’s fashion has drastically changed. In war times, women’s garments echoed military styles and were often made out of anything they could find at home – nightgowns, curtains, bed sheets and much more. Hemlines lower and shorten, necklines change shape and the colour palette of clothing changes over time.
Prices of the Most Expensive Goods in the World
The record, in this case, belongs to a pair of silicon pistols sold at Christie's auction. The pistols made in 1775 by Jacob Walster in Saarbrücken belonged to George Washington, who received them as a token of appreciation from Marquis de Lafayette. In 2002, the Richard Mellon Foundation paid almost two million dollars for them at Christie's auction.
The lapel buttonhole - purpose, history and usage
Ever wonder why your jacket has a buttonhole on the left lapel? Ever stranger, there’s no matching button to be found on the right lapel. The most popular explanation is it’s a flower holder inspired by England’s Prince Albert, who after he was presented with a small bouquet from Queen Victoria on their wedding day, made the gentlemanly gesture of cutting a hole in his lapel to hold the flowers.
Tommy Hilfiger publishes memoir American dreamer
Tommy Hilfiger announces the global launch of Tommy Hilfiger’s memoir, American Dreamer, which chronicles his life and career in becoming one of the world’s most renowned fashion designers and will be on sale beginning tomorrow. From his beginnings as an eager entrepreneur in Elmira, New York, to founding his namesake brand and building international growth, the memoir shares Hilfiger’s most genuine and moving recollections.
Turnbull & Asser organised a private dinner to present the rich history of the brand
Turnbull & Asser By Appointment celebrated its Los Angeles arrival last week with a private dinner at the Bel-Air Hotel, hosted by Turnbull & Asser’s James Fayed, Dean Gomilsek-Cole and Steven Quin. The Turnbull & Asser team welcomed a talented group of Hollywood stylists and press to learn more about the brand’s rich history, bespoke shirtmaking services and seasonal collections. Throughout the week, Mr Quin also welcomed clients to attend bespoke shirt fittings at T&A’s private bungalow suite at the nearby Beverly Hills Hotel.
Tailored Stories - An Oral History of Savile Row
This film celebrates the history and skills of the men and women in the bespoke tailoring industry, who have made Savile Row synomomous with the highest quality craftsmanship.
History of the men's shirt
The modern men's shirt has a properly long history before acquiring its today's a little boring form in the end of the XIX century. In 1871 Brown, Davis & Co. of Aldermanbury manufactured the first shirt in 'coat style' (with buttons).
4 interesting facts you didn't know about the men's suit
The men's suit is really an amazing garment with a long history. A friend of mine calls it the "Mercedes in men's clothing". Here are 4 interesting facts about the men's suit that may be you didn't know.
American photographer Steve Schapiro
Steve Schapiro (born1934) is a distinguished American journalistic photographer, known for his photos of key moments of the Civil Rights Movement and for his portraits of celebrities and movie stills.
Balmain Homme Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection
'This collection, combining traditional French, foreign, aristocratic and military influences into a new, modern urban style, celebrates that inspiring tradition of openness and adaptation. Scottish tartans, French Jacquards and Japanese wools are used for a variety of riffs on classic fraks, relaxed streetwear and cuirassier uniforms.'
Тhe cultural history of dandyism
Nathaniel Adams, co-author of the book "I am Dandy," discusses the cultural history of dandyism, gives a tour of his personal wardrobe, and examines the way the theatrics of fashion relate to a person's inner character.
Pocket square-history and tips
A pocket square, or what was previously known as a handkerchief, was once a utilitarian piece of cloth, but is now a symbol of a well-dressed man.
Fall-Winter 2016/2017 trends: Graphic Inspirations - Mixed references
The latest edition of Première Vision Paris was held September 15-17, 2015 in the French capital. During the event, were presented the key directions in many fashion areas. One of them were Graphic Inspirations. Mixed references are among the themes, which will be very trendy during the cold season of 2016/2017.
Another reflection of the world in Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring-Summer 2016 collection
The most important philosophical question ever asked is 'What is a good life?'. A good life is one which mirrors the world. That means that you understand the world through art and culture. You understand the genius of the human race and you understand yourself in relation to it.
'An Homage to the Tudors' - Curiel Couture Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
This collection was inspired by the Tudors and dedicated to Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth for her ninetieth birthday: an homage to a monarch who, in the 20th and 21st century has been an example of great style, elegance, civility, discretion and extraordinary balance.
Top 10 things that you should know about Bulgaria
Bulgaria has a long history and many reasons for pride. From the beautiful nature through the unique folklore dances to the Bulgarian yogurt and wine - here we present you the most significant things that you should know about our country...
180 years Bulgarian textile industry
In 1834 in Sliven, Bulgaria, Dobri Zhelyazkov laid the foundations of the Bulgarian textile industry.
Maison IRFE - brand's history and Spring-Summer 2015 collection
A surplus theme, military chic, placing great emphasis on parkas, army jackets, chinos, bermudas, a denim, clean tie and die section, and a more sophisticated graphic black and white theme, sharply cut, for an evening feel.
A Look Back at the Evolution of Women’s Lingerie
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York is hosting a new exhibition called Exposed: A History of Lingerie. It traces the developments in intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present, featuring more than 60 lacy, racy exhibits from the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition is running from June 3 to November 15.
Interview with Gyula Szabó - menswear designer from Hungary
Gyula Szabó is a menswear fashion designer.
Hisoriginal qualification was electrician. He started makingclothes for himself in his twenties. A few years later, he changed his profession and became a garment industrial engineer.
He has worked as a pattern maker.
Top 10 of the most influential people
Based on the impact of the activities of certain individuals and how this has affected their Wikipedia pages two scientists have compiled a list of the Top 10 most influential people.
Cartier Style and History
The fame of the name and the dazzle of the diamonds have perhaps overshadowed the complex, many-faceted history of the great jewellery house, yet Cartier has played a prominent role in the history of the decorative arts. Cartier designs, from classic pieces worthy of the “kings’ jeweller” to radical Art Nouveau creations, both geometrical and exotic, are an intriguing testimony to the changes in taste and social codes. Cartier seduced the most elegant personalities of the 20th century with jewellery, clocks and watches, and refined yet practical objects.
The new collection of the Bulgarian designer Mira Bachvarova is inspired by the Bulgarian symbol - the Lion
The Bulgarian designer Mira Bachvarova presents her new collection 'Legend for the lions', which is inspired by the Bulgarian historic symbol, that exists in the national emblem of the country - the lion.
The photo shoot is made in Sofia on the Lions` Bridge. Photographer is Dilyana Florentin.
History of trousers
Today is difficult to imagine how in the past the trousers were considered as typically male garment, that is not appropriate for women. Modern trends offer wide selection of pants for both men and women’s wardrobe.
The story of trousers begins in Ancient East. After that, this type of clothing is used by some European tribes.
Bulgari "Between eternity and history" 1884-2009. 125 years of Italian jewels
Bulgari celebrated its 125th anniversary by inaugurating its first-ever retrospective exhibit in the prestigious Exposition Palace of Rome. It will remain open to the public from May 22 to September 13, 2009.
The "Between Eternity and History: 1884 - 2009" exhibit will cover the most significant phases in the history and evolution of Bulgari design, from the opening of the first store on Via Sistina in 1884 to the present day.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
Where to produce quality men's suits in Eastern Europe - made-to-measure suits, ready-to-wear suits and CMT