“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." Coco Chanel
The fashion industry is an important aspect in our everyday lives. Take a look at The History Of Costume it is easy to identify elements which repeat themselves through time.
This is the first of many postings entitled, "The Cycles of Fashion, " my Thursday posts will showcase and present fashion creators from the Etsy community. The wonderful community of Esty contains so many talented drapers, tailors, patternmakers, stitchers, and milliners. My goal is to expose and showcase them!
Utilizing the history of costume, I will identify how they transend through time to modern fashion.
This period extends beyond the war's end when austere garments were worn.
Helen & Rene Turban- c. 1945
A flapper was initially a derogatory term, but soon was used to describe any young woman in the 1920's who wore cloche hats, bobbed her hair, and danced the Chareston.
Fashion was inspired by artist Leon Bakst the costumer and set designer of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes in 1909. Dress designer Paul Poiret was very influenced by the ballet and separately created garments .
Left- Paul Poiret Women's Party Costume- 1913
Note: Archival photos attained from Koyoto Museum archives. The photos are no being used for commerical use, only for commenting. 2009 photos scanned from various Italian magazines, also for commenting only.
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