THESTYLEFIBULA

Anarchy or Democracy?

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In February 2017 Dior’s revolutionary ”New Look” turns seventy. A lot has changed since then, starting from the structure of fashion system and ending by the fundamental values of sustainability. Haute couture has left its luxury throne and moved over to the art section. Anti-fashion has become a new fashion direction, where both genders, all…

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Out of The Pencil of Babes

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My almost seven-year-old dotter loves drawing. She draws animals, princesses and trees but always with a great sense for details. This time she has drawn a model wearing fashion trends and I love the colour combination. It also shows how much we are influenced by fashion in our daily life. The little lady might have…

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Intellectual Art of Fashion

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Fashion today is not merely about latest trends and skinny models. Its physiognomy has changed by becoming more and more intellectual, where such issues as sustainability and consumerism are in focus. Understanding of the system behind the phenomenon of fashion has all of a sudden become a part of general knowledge and common sense. It…

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Jacqueline Kennedy – A Look of Exquisitely Simple Elegance

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Yesterday Jacqueline (Bouvier) Kennedy would have celebrated her 87’s birthday. “The Jackie Look” eternalized in timeless fashion photographs is still inspiring and iconic. Meanwhile the name behind that sophisticated and laconic style is Oleg Cassini (11.04.1913, Paris – 17.03.2006, New York). Aristocrat, with excellent sense of style, inherited from Italian mother, and great dignity acquired…

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From Tennis Hall to Street Style

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Born in the era of “space-age” the three-stripe tracksuit by Adidas has anew become a trend, however this time of an uppe fashion crust. The history of brand and its three-stripe design contains a family feuding, an element of Finnish creativity and an international list of law suits. More on this issue will come in a separate post dedicated…

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Magic of Tidying Up

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Since I let my creative side pull up the curtain and appear on the stage of my life, dealing with the question of organizing the space of my apartment became an issue. To discard is a problem that does not concern clothes in particular but also my daughter’s toys and drawings from previous years. Furthermore, I collect fashion magazines…

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The Game of Mind and Scissors

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The word “collage” has a French origin from “colle”, that means glue. Oxford Dictionary defines collage as the art of making a picture by sticking pieces of coloured paper, cloth or photographs onto a surface; a picture that you make by doing this.   During 1930s, Henry Matisse applied this art technique by cutting different…

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Papiers Collés

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As an art form collage first appeared in Cubism founded by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso to destroy the illusion of apparent three-dimentional space. In their paintings the artists broke objects down into geometric shapes and spread them out across the picture plane. Thus the objects could be seen from all sides simultaneously. Later they…

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Fashion Plate As A Painter Of Modern Life

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The fashion plate is an old type of fashion media, considered to be a minor art form.  At the same time there are a plenty of discussions around the misleading historical value of the plate due to the obviously idealized images it provides. However, Charles Baudelaire, French poet and writer as much as dandy admired…

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