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Swedish Fashion – Pragmatism, Newness and Nostalgia

By TheStyleFibula | 11 Dec 2017

“Be yourself. The world worships the original.” -Ingrid Bergman At the turn of the century Swedish fashion started writing a new history radiant with such names as Acne Studios, Ann-Sofie Back, Lovisa Burfitt, Rodebjer, Whyred, Carin Wester, Sandra Backlund, Helena Hörstedt, Patrik Söderstam, Martin Bergström, Bea Szenfeld, Ida Sjöstedt, Tiger of Sweden, Nakkna, House of…

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“Surprise”-Effect of A Fashion Collaboration

By TheStyleFibula | 08 Dec 2017

Today a lot of brands are a subject for different types of collaborations such as Louis Vuitton & Supreme, Vetements & Canada Goose. Nevertheless, some things can be learned from the retail experience of the former Parisian store “Colette”. A retail store had a goal to bring together products they liked and couldn’t find in…

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The Little Black Dress – “Bauhaus” of Fashion

By TheStyleFibula | 08 Dec 2017

“Scheherezade is easy; a little black dress is difficult.” – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel Almost every female and sometimes even male wardrobe accommodates at least one LBD (little black dress). The idea of the LBD is often ascribed to Gabrielle ”Coco” Chanel, who might have renegotiated the concept of dress by putting it into the contemporary…

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The “Monarch” of the Fashion System

By TheStyleFibula | 06 Dec 2017

For many people today the word fashion would immediately be associated with a name of fashion designer. Vetements and Balenciaga are today strongly associated with a Georgian young man wearing a baseball cap and having a name Demna Gvasalia. The fashion house of Dior would even today, after more than fifty years since the death…

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What Has Prada’s New Miami Store in Common with Pompeii and Opus Scutulatum?

By TheStyleFibula | 05 Dec 2017

This week, during Art Basel Miami Beach the Prada store, designed in a futuristic cocktail with a delicate taste of Art Deco accompanied by a heritage spirit, has its premier. Besides Prada’s classic green walls decorated in Art Deco foliage, the floors mainly of classic black and white checkboard referring back to the first Prada…

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Levi’s 501 in the USSR – Symbol of Identity, Consumer Culture and Gender

By TheStyleFibula | 05 Dec 2017

Consumer goods are the bricks with which we build our culture and create private and public meanings for our possessions. Thus, we identify ourselves by means of goods – available market resources – establishing a certain hyperreality by Jean Baudrillard around us. Then self-doubt, as a result of cultural contradictions caused by marketing manipulations, appears…

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Haute Couture – In Retrospect

By TheStyleFibula | 04 Dec 2017

“Haute Couture should be fun, foolish and almost unwearable.” Christian Lacroix Nowadays custom-fitted clothing of couture status produces not only in Paris but also in other fashion capitals such as New York, London, and Milan. Nevertheless, the phenomenon of haute couture, once started in Paris, still stays there with its colourful and vivacious history. Let’s…

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The Orchestra of Haute Couture

By TheStyleFibula | 20 Nov 2017

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle The Fashion Syndicate As officially recognized father of haute couture, Charles Frederick Worth was not only concerned about haute couture clothing but also about all the practical details and legal status of the hand-made craftsmanship. As…

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Haute Couture – The “Pouf” of French Gross National Product

By TheStyleFibula | 13 Nov 2017

“If you want to establish an international presence you can’t do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris.” Oscar De La Renta When hearing the expression “Haute Couture” (pronounced OTE koo-TUR), you immediately think of France, and Paris in particular. There is no coincidence in that association, since the home country of…

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