“Social Fabric” is a set of tv series that explains the origin and history of some of the most emblematic garments: from cowboy boots to religious apparel. With a touch of humor, designer Kyle Ng discovers and tells how some costumes become so popular. If you are a fashion history lover or simply a curious […]Read more
The Mondrian dress was created by the french designer Yves Saint Laurent in 1965, as an homage to Piet Mondrian’s paintings. Yves Saint Laurent created a collection of knee-lenghth dresses inspired by the artist’s paints with blocks with the primary colors and black contour. Yves Saint Laurent was a genius and, besides the Mondrian inspired […]Read more
Released in 2013 and written by Emma Baxter- Wright, “Little Book of Chanel” tells the story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in a very easy-to- read way. The biography of the iconic designer blends into the history of House of Chanel and it exactly how the author writes the book. You can find more about the […]Read more
Despite having a solo career too short, Christian Dior had a powerful role in the Fashion History and we can undoubtedly look up to him as a mentor. Born in 1905 in Granville, Normandy (France) to wealthy parents that aimed for him a career in diplomacy, Dior chose to pursue fashion. Even though Dior worked […]Read more
The bomber (or flight) jacket was created in the beginning of the 20th century as functional attire for the military, namely air force pilots, to protect them from aircrafts‘ severe conditions back then. It was a popular garment specially during the World War II. Belgium and France Air Forces started using long leather coats as […]Read more
When World War I came in, english military improved its functional design for the battlefield and the classic trench coat as we know it was born.Read more
In 1910s, the suffragettes movement in the UK brought to women the first power suit.
In the 1920s, Chanel designed a female suit as a way to free women from corsets and tight clothes. Even though Chanel’s suit was revolutionary, it was Marcel Rochas that, in 1932, created women’s first pantsuit.
The most iconic pantsuit for women was created in 1966 by Yves Saint Laurent: “le smoking” – a female version of men’s tuxedo