After using the mandarin collar as our term of the day, I thought, why not explore it more for the week’s throwback thursday. If you’re looking to create something that is simple but still has some interest, this type of collar can give your garment an unexpected update. The mandarin collar is a short unfolded stand-up collar style on a shirt or jacket (as seen above). It has been known to have a number of precarious names such asRead More →

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 →

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 →