Today, we don’t even bat an eyelash whenever we see women’s trousers. But throughout most of Western History women mainly wore skirts. And not just any skirts either; they were multi-layered, floor length and often came with a cage crinoline or bustles (depending on the era). For hundreds of years wealthy and impoverished women alike had worn these heavy floor length dresses. Eventually, they became more of burden than luxury.Read More →

Call me biased, but I love everything Kenzo. There’s just something about the cool, edgy label that satisfies all my weird fashion cravings. Over the weekend, Kenzo presented at Paris Fashion Week. The show took place at a skate park near Paris’ Périphérique. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have been known for wearing their political views up their sleeves. So, it was no surprise that before the show started there was an avatar repeating in various languages,Read More →

Denim is the classic staple every person needs (has) in their closet. Whether it’s blue jeans or a denim jacket, it works with anything and is always in style. That’s why for this throwback thursday we’re taking a look at where it all came from. Denim has been used since the late 18th century. It is said that the twill cotton fabric’s nameRead More →

In the recent years, plaid has become a must have in every person’s closet. It’s the print of the fall season; and because the leaves are starting to change and the temperature’s are dropping again, it’s the perfect time to dissect the print we know and love. So what’s the story behind the hipster-turned-fashion-staple? Plaid, or Tartan, is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. The word tartan is derived from the Frend tiretain. This French word isderived fromRead More →

It’s Throwback Thursday! Which means we’re taking a look back at an era we love and the prints that made the time. The 1960s saw the rise in television and media. New technologies made it possible for media images of the US Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War to be transmitted worldwide within hours, leading to greater political awareness. Active TV and media coverage provided the younger generation with a new way to look at celebrities creating a bigger buzz for people like Twiggy, Cathy McGowen, and The Beatles. Prints always reflect the zeitgeist of the time (the spirit of the time) and in theRead More →

In a previous blog post, we discussed how designers become inspired to create. Fashion is often about borrowing inspiration from others and making it your own. Inspiration can come from nature, cultural factors, and sometimes other already manufactured pieces! Designers often gather inspiration from other designs (without this, there would be no trends). It isn’t about copying another designer, but taking something different and breathing new life into it, or putting your own spin on it. This Before and After blog post is dedicated to an athletic wear collection, and how it came to be. A designer may see one piece from another collection andRead More →