Edwardian Period 1900 – 1920 Edwardian fashion refers to clothes popular between the late 1890s and 1914 or World War I. The Edwardian era’s design patterns centered upon the S curve, which corsets and generated an S-shaped feminine form, as opposed to the Victorian hourglass body. The two-piece dress became fashionable. Skirts were fitted atContinue reading “Fashion in the 19th Century: Roaring 20s to the Flower Power of 80s Timeline”
Romanticism Romanticism used to characterize a movement in art, literature, and music that prized freedom of expression, gave rise to the Romantic period. Beginning in England, Romanticism expanded through Europe and the United States. Romanticism was a reaction against the classical principles that governed creative effort at the time. Romantic idealists thought that it shouldContinue reading “Romantic and Crinoline Period”
No one wanted to seem to be a part of the French nobility following the French Revolution; therefore, clothing became more of an individual statement of one’s actual self than a simple indicator of social standing. Undress or casual fashions finally triumphed over brocades, lace, periwigs, and powder in 1795–1820 in European and European-influenced nations.Continue reading “Empire Period”
Maria Grazia Chiuri chose to use the tarot in her haute couture show to explore one of the occult, mystical ways that emerge in apocalyptic times when humanity tries to bargain with fate. Her inspiration was from Italo Calvino’s work The Castle of Crossed Destinies and decided to construct her collection around the beautiful Visconti-SforzaContinue reading “Magic of Tarot: Behind the collection of Christian Dior’s Spring 2021 Couture”
The Baroque and Rococo art designs have originated in Europe and share specific characteristics. Both are known for their ornate decorations and meticulous attention to detail. They exude opulence, creating a glimpse of elegance and otherworldliness. By the 17th and 18th centuries, the Baroque had spread across Europe, beginning in Rome in the early 1600s.Continue reading “Baroque and Rococo”
Following the Middle Ages, the Renaissance was an emotional era of literary, musical, political, and economic “rebirth” in Europe. The Renaissance, which lasted roughly from the 14th to the 17th centuries, championed classical philosophy, literature, and painting. During this era, some of history’s greatest thinkers, writers, rulers, scientists, and artists flourished; global exploration, on theContinue reading “Renaissance Period”
Time flies by so fast, we are almost halfway to the year 2021 and another trend is on it’s way, or shall I say, it’s here! Designers have been living in a bubble, playing to an audience whose lives have been permanently changed—and eventually exhibiting their collections virtually or in very intimate spaces. Despite this,Continue reading “Top 3 Trends for Fall-Winter 2021”
The Byzantine Empire was a large and strong civilization whose beginnings can be linked back to the year 330 A.D., when Roman Emperor Constantine I established a “New Rome” on the site of the ancient Greek colony of Byzantium. The western half of the Roman Empire collapsed in 476 A.D., but the eastern half lastedContinue reading “Middle Ages: The Byzantine Period”
According to history.com editors. (2009, October 14). Ancient Rome. In History. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/ancient-rome. The universal use of Romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian) originating from Latin, the current Western script and calendar, and the rise of Christianity as a major world religion are only a few of the many legacies of Roman domination.Continue reading “Ancient Rome”
I’ll talk about two separate and evolving cultures in this blog, but there are certain parallels between them. Both the Egyptians and the Greeks believed in the afterlife; they were polytheistic, believing in many gods and goddesses; women were in charge of the household; and they had hierarchies that influenced their daily lives. Despite theirContinue reading “Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece”
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