Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Iconoclasm of The Oldest Paris Fashion House

The sun has sunk below a cloud, after I saw the headline in Business of Fashion, “Olivier Lapidus Joins Lanvin Amid Plans to Make Brand ‘A French Michael Kors’”. WHAT? My mind immediately flashed back to the interview with the former fashion director of British Vogue for 25 years Lucinda Chambers, which was courageously published…

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Behind The Film Scene of the 1910s

The Mediterranean climate and relaxing atmosphere brought my thoughts into the Dream Factory. Therefore I have a desire to share few words about fashion in connection with the film history in Hollywood. Between 1905 and 1915 film actors were required to supply their own garments for film. However, it didn’t directly mean lack of interest…

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Lost in Taste

We are always talking about a “good” or “bad” taste, without giving any thought to the anthropological nature of the concept of taste. Nevertheless, taste has originally pure biological routes connected to human physiology, where both disgust and aversion have developed as a part of the evolution in association with something inedible. Human beings have…

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The Hermitage – the “Window on Europe” of Fashion

It has been a while since every girl around the world through Carry Bradshaw discovered who Manolo Blahnik was or sooner what he was brilliant at – high-end women’s footwear. Today his talent has also got a high acknowledgement from the art word and his exhibition Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes is accommodated by…

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Fashionable Fashion

When has fashion become fashion in the exhibiting world, conveying a message of creativity, sustainability or consumerism? There are many different spheres which can be accentuated and illustrated by means of fashion. There were quite a few international exhibitions staged from the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, where fashion…

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WHAT IS A TREND?

Day in and day out we are talking and reading about trends. In the 80’s and 90’s we connected those to statistics and economics but today we first of all associate the word trend with fashion. The word as such comes from Middle English and Old German, where it meant “to spin”, “to turn” or…

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Fashion Crisis In Politics or Political Crisis in Fashion?

Politics is a matter exercised on a wide range of social levels, so is fashion, which constitutes a part of and reflects each country’s political atmosphere. What is going on in the USA today is a clear proof of it. The open letter of Sophie Theallet has suddenly created an inconvenient situation, which makes many…

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Anarchy or Democracy?

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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Intellectual Art of Fashion

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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From Tennis Hall to Street Style

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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Fashion & Neomania

Since the mere beginning in XIVth century the social phenomenon called FASHION has never stopped fascinating us with its ephemerity. The more we learn about history of fashion, the more unconventional, changeable and inconstant we desire to become in fashion. Is that constant search and desire for something new, eccentric, fascinating and inspiring – NEOMANIA…

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