Tag: Fashion

Icons of Female Fashion Design

Posted by Published on January 23, 2020

‘Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.’ —Diana Vreeland With the approach of London Fashion week between February 14th-18th, we’re excited about the future of fashion in an environmentally conscious and forward thinking decade. But looking…

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With excitement buzzing around Pantone’s recent release of their colours for Spring/Summer 2020, we looked through each of the shades, how they are represented in the Bridgeman Archive, and some of the connotations that surround them. The spring/summer 2020 colour palette offers a wide variety of shades, from the overtly vibrant in ‘Biscay Green’ and ‘Flame Scarlet’ to the more muted, earth-toned shades such as…

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“Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never really ends.” — Kate Spade   Our archive of exclusive footage clips is growing all the time so there is always something new to discover. Footage of fashion from all eras and styles can be found in the archive. From 70’s sun-soaked beach fashion photoshoot films to silent catwalk showreels there’s all kinds of style, attitude and design…

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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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Next month one of Bridgeman’s brilliant Studio Artists Susan Adams will be exhibited in Mall Galleries. Susan’s two paintings below have been selected to be in the Society of Women Artists Exhibition.The New Zealand born Australian artist began a career in science but her passion for painting soon led her away from her PhD. Her works are often figurative and inspired by 1920s and 1930s…

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Hair, Beautiful Hair

Posted by Published on May 31, 2017

From elaborate powdered wigs to carefully sculpted handlebar moustaches, hair is the ultimate fashion statement. Throughout history, people have worn their hair in a wide variety of styles, largely determined by culture, social status and racial identification. Here are a few examples.       Curls In ancient Rome the tendency was to follow Greek styles. Wealthy women wore ornate piles of curls on the…

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They say that fashion trends have a way of resurfacing, but here’s hoping that these trends have seen their best days and are not on their way back around.   Lace Collars The lace collar, or ruff , was fashionable in Western Europe from the mid-16th to the mid-17th centuries, lingering in Holland into the 18th century. Originally, it was a practical piece of cloth…

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A delicate feather fan, a leather jerkin and a pair of golfing shoes may appear to have little in common but all are items of clothing in the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, cared for by Historic Royal Palaces. This unique assembly of over 10,000 objects reveals the magnificent and complex world of dress worn at court and by members of the royal family. Intriguing, impressive…

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