Stockings are what kept women from feeling naked with those shorter dresses. Nylon was invented prior to the 1940s and quickly replaced silk stockings. Both materials were needed for the war, and women had to go without for a short time. Stockings were a shade darker than natural skin. They usually had subtle brown seams down the back, but seamless stockings were increasingly common by the end of the decade. Stockings only came up to thigh high and were fastened on by garters. Read about the history of 1940s stockings here.
Jump up ^ For a discussion of the use of the terms “fashion”, “dress”, “clothing”, and “costume” by professionals in various disciplines, see Valerie Cumming, Understanding Fashion History, “Introduction”, Costume & Fashion Press, 2004, ISBN 0-89676-253-X
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The labels offered — Balenciaga, Chanel, Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Public School, Alexander Wang — are dizzying for fashionistas, as are the markdowns. A Thierry Mugler gown that originally retailed for $2,960 will sell at U.A.L. for $740.
Child’s Stays. Green worsted wool stain, boned and lined with linen, with eyelet’s for lacing up the back, England or America (New York), 1740-1760. The waist measures 17 inches; the center front length measures 7 1/2 inches,1964-405.
Military technology has played an important role in the fashion industry. The camouflage pattern in clothing was developed to help military personal be less visible to enemy forces. A trend emerged in the 1960s and camouflage fabric was introduced to street wear. The camouflage fabric trend disappeared and resurfaced several times since then. Camouflage started to appear in high fashion by the 1990s. Designers such as Valentino, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana combined camouflage into their runway and ready-to-wear collections.
In recent years, Asian fashion has become increasingly significant in local and global markets. Countries such as China, Japan, India, and Pakistan have traditionally had large textile industries, which have often been drawn upon by Western designers, but now Asian clothing styles are also gaining influence based on their own ideas.
For those without chemistry degrees, C2H4 is the molecular formula for ethylene, which ripens plants. C2H4 Los Angeles is a streetwear brand committed to being not just another streetwear brand. It is designed by Yixi Chen, who comes from Shanghai and has a thing for denim. July 13, 7 p.m.
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According to Trump’s son, Eric, his father doesn’t drink and bought the property because “wine’s sexy.” In so doing, Trump joined the ranks of a relatively new class in America, the “lifestyle vintner,” a type of hobbyist investor who makes money in another field and then buys into wine, mostly for the social and financial cachet. Trump is but the most famous of them; the owners of thousands of smaller enterprises across the country—wine’s now made in every state in the union—qualify as well.
The brainchild of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, New York Fashion Week: Men’s is entering its fifth season. This time around, more than 50 brands will show their spring 2018 collections in the hopes of winning the attention of editors and retail executives as Lower Manhattan becomes a playground for dandies and fops and the street-style photographers who track them.
This first lady requirement has as much to do with economics as it does with America’s cultural ego. In the 20th century, it wasn’t China that the U.S. fashion industry was up against. It was Europe. Historically, Europe—especially France—dominated manufacturing and design. But World War II, with European economies in ruins and the French fashion industry co-opted by the Nazi occupation, the United States gained an advantage against its trans-Atlantic counterparts—just as China reaps the reward of our battered manufacturing sector today.
Description The boys of 1954 were featured in western flannel with bright and unusual patterns and plaids. They wore dressy longies or corduroy suspender longies dependent on the occasion. And for the youngest of them, the training overall made of pinwale corduroy was a fashionable staple.
Blouses were the next part of a suit. They could also be worn plain or with a light cardigan sweater over them. Blouses were either a solid color or a fun striped pattern. They could be short sleeved like dresses, or long sleeved with puffy gathers and tight wide cuffs at the wrist. They usually buttoned down all the way and had a small V-neck or round Peter Pan collar neck opening. Learn more about and shop 1940s blouses.
Consumption as a share of gross domestic product in China has fallen for six decades, from 76 percent in 1952 to 28 percent in 2011. China plans to reduce tariffs on a number of consumer goods and expand its 72-hour transit visa plan to more cities in an effort to stimulate domestic consumption.
Jump up ^ Park, Jennifer. “Unisex Clothing”. Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Ed. Valerie Steele. Vol. 3. Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005. 382–384. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 22 Sept. 2014. Document URL http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX3427500609&v=2.1&u=fitsuny&it=r&p=GVRL.xlit.artemisfit&sw=w&asid=6f171eb2ab8928b007d0495eb681099c
Sweatshirt by Neil Barrett, $450; pants by Public School, $495; shirt by Westbrook XO Barneys New York x Public School, $415; chain-link cuff and toggle bracelet, $795 each, cigar band ring, $250, necklace, $395, all by Brass Jennifer Fisher x Russell Westbrook.
In the fashion industry, intellectual property is not enforced as it is within the film industry and music industry. Robert Glariston, an intellectual property expert, mentioned in a fashion seminar held in LA[which?] that “Copyright law regarding clothing is a current hot-button issue in the industry. We often have to draw the line between designers being inspired by a design and those outright stealing it in different places.” To take inspiration from others’ designs contributes to the fashion industry’s ability to establish clothing trends. For the past few years, WGSN has been a dominant source of fashion news and forecasts in encouraging fashion brands worldwide to be inspired by one another. Enticing consumers to buy clothing by establishing new trends is, some have argued, a key component of the industry’s success. Intellectual property rules that interfere with this process of trend-making would, in this view, be counter-productive. On the other hand, it is often argued that the blatant theft of new ideas, unique designs, and design details by larger companies is what often contributes to the failure of many smaller or independent design companies.
“Sometimes I’m just blown away by the price of designer clothes,” Ms. Riley said, adding, “Some of their fabrics are mediocre.” When told that Lanvin’s first collection of children’s wear included a $1,200 tulle shift, with a strand of faux pearls knotted in tulle, a signature of the designer Alber Elbaz, and a trench coat in fuchsia taffeta for $1,570, Ms. Riley made a shuddering noise. Then she said, peeved, as if defending her ground of smock dresses and ballet slippers, “Are they made for children’s bodies?”
We know what you’re thinking, checks can’t come back because they never really went away. Technically you’re right, but while checks refuse to ever leave the menswear party, the wrong type can make you look, well, square.
Hi , I love the article and it’s very helpful, but it would really help if you could give more detail about who wrote this article as i’m using this as my source for my investigation on women’s fashion in the 1940’s. Also do you by any chance have any articles that is related to fashion today ?
A company called Hyperstealth has said to have created a technology that can make an object or person invisible. “Quantum Stealth” is a light bending technology and can mask thermal and infrared signs. The company has continued developing this technology, but due to safety and legal concerns minimal information has been released to the public. This technology will not be quickly introduced into the commercial market, but the companies other projects such as non-powered color changing camouflage materials may be. Additional projects such as using interactive or intelligent technology sources that will be embedding into textiles will adjust to surroundings such as weather. As these developments proceed, consumers may see a more modern and technical way of wearing camouflage.
As teen culture became stronger, the term “Youthquake” came to mean the power of young people. This was unprecedented before the 1960s. Before World War II, teenagers dressed and acted like their parents. Many settled down and began raising families when they were young, normally right after high school. They were often expected to work and assist their families financially. Therefore, youth culture begins to develop only after World War II, when the advancement of many technologies and stricter child labor laws became mainstream. Teenagers during this period more time to enjoy their youth. They had a freedom to create their own culture separate from their parents. Teens soon began establishing their own identities and communities, with their own views and ideas, and breaking away from their parents traditions. The fabulous “little girl” look was introduced to USA—styling with Bobbie Brooks, bows, patterned knee socks and mini skirts. The miniskirt and the “little girl” look that accompanied it reflect a revolutionary shift in the way people dress. Instead of younger generations dressing like adults, they became inspired by childlike dress.
Description Sailor dresses remain popular in 1966, along with jumpers and bold plaids with bow accents. Drop-waist dresses proved popular for juniors and teens as well as houndstooth and tapered pants with patterns. Knee-high socks and stirrup pants were popular with younger girls.