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Fashion Week: 2018 Fashion Trends

Posted by Published on January 17, 2018

As UK and US Fashion Weeks are on there way, we thought we would have a look at some of the key trends predicted to emerge in 2018. As will all fashion trends – their genesis can be traced back to previous fashion trends, so here look at what has gone before with images from our archive, and how it relates to what’s to come…….

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Decades of Fashion, in Footage

Posted by Published on September 1, 2017

Have you got a ticket for the upcoming A/W catwalks this September? …Can you get us a seat next to Anna Wintour? Thanks. Style trends often look back at history for inspiration. To get you ready for the dazzling array of designer clothes soon approaching, here is our selection of clips of fashion through the ages, from the 20s to the present day. 1920s Fashions of 1920s,…

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New York and London fashion week will be gracing us with the quintessential style trends this September. From sensational Seventies prints to bold tonal clashes, this season’s showstoppers are anything but subtle and are designed to give the maximum impact. Clothing in its true art form is an expression of identity and this season features a wide range of styles to suit a variety of personalities. Here’s…

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The importance of clothing and fashion were changed significantly by the Great War. The flowing lines and tight skirts of the Edwardian era slowly vanished making way for clothes that were more practical to wear. Women’s fashion from 1914 onwards The outbreak of war changed the roles of women in society leading to the need for a different kind of fashion. As their men left to…

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Exposing the History of Underwear

Posted by Published on April 6, 2016

There’s a pants party and you’re invited; the V&A’s much-anticipated exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear will be revealing all to the public from the 16th April. It will examine the practicalities of various underwear models from the 18th century to the present day and their sexual appeal in fashion, as well as highlighting the occasional controversy sparked in regards to body image, gender and…

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You might think that heels are just glamorous (albeit impractical) fashion accessories for women, but they have much more cultural significance than you may realise. For centuries shoes have developed in their purpose, styles and transformative capacities, and with the latest advancements in footwear technology there’s no stopping their evolution.   Origins Mongolia / China: A Mongol horseman with a composite bow, c. 13th century /…

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