STYLE HISTORY – WOMEN’S BUSINESS SUIT The woman’s business suit emerged at the end of the 19th century, although it all started a little bit earlier. Middle class women, having made space for themselves among men in intellectual work, or, more precisely, having won for themselves a small portion of the sector on proof that […]
GLOVES. HISTORY OF THE MOST ORDINARY THINGS The first gloves emerged in ancient Egypt a few thousand years ago. They looked quite unusual. They looked like small bags tied around the wrist. Technically speaking, they weren’t gloves, but rather mittens. Some time later, a section for the thumb appeared. It is believed that it was predominantly […]
VINTAGE CLOTHING: 1940S -1960S STYLE DRESS AND CLOTHING
VIONNET AND SCHIAPARELLI DESIGNS IN THE 1930S!
TRAVEL CHIC INTO HISTORY WITH A FINE PIECE OF LUGGAGE!
SEWING…A LOST ART FORM! In our previous generation, most women made all their families clothes and the skill was passed on to their daughters. By the mid 1970s, sewing education had already been dropped from many school curriculums. As more women began working outside the home, and globalization altered the competitiveness of the clothing market, […]
THE CONICAL BRA OF THE 1950S In any era, certain items of clothing become synonymous with sex appeal. In the 1950s, the conical bra literally shaped the standard of what made a woman alluring. Also called a torpedo or bullet bra, the conical bra got its name from its cone-shaped construction that lifted and separated […]