Posts Tagged ‘fashion history’

The big question for most architects, designers and hairstylists is: Function over form….which gets more weight?! Most fashion of today has deep roots in function. The Pea Coat is no exception. Sailors wore this style of coat as part of uniforms as far back as the 1830s until WWII in the 1940s. In the 1960s

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Fashion 101

Jul 1, 2014


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I have a great new book ‘Fashion 101’ by Erika Stalder to learn about the history and function behind some of the styles we still employ today. Today’s fun tidbits are on the Empire Dress. Here’s a great example of one in my shop. It is typically a floor-length gown with the waistline just below

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