Having a photograph taken was about class and position, and reinforcing the expected roles.But in the same way some upper class women had tattoos hidden on parts of their skin–to reclaim a small part of their bodies–having a photographic portrait was also about establishing a form of independence away from the identity imposed by others on so many of these women.
Mass production of sewing machines in the 1850s as well as the advent of synthetic dyes introduced major changes in fashion. Advancement in printing and proliferation of fashion magazines allowed the masses to participate in the evolving trends of high fashion, opening the market of mass consumption and advertising.By 1905, clothing was increasingly factory made and often sold in large, fixed-price department stores, spurring a new age of consumerism with the rising middle class who benefited from the industrial revolution.Here’s a recap of who you can expect to see on the runway this year, bopping along to performances by the likes of Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and Bruno Mars.Sadly, Cara Delevingne, Candice Swanepoel, and Behati Prinsloo (who recently became moms) are sitting this one out.The buzz around New York Fashion Week is always exciting.
It's wonderful to see people from all over the world gather together for their love of fashion. One of the first things we do in the morning is decide what to wear.
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, Americans participate in a variety of traditions honoring a wide range cultures and faiths.
Watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one such ritual.
Victorian fashion comprises the various fashions and trends in British culture that emerged and developed in the United Kingdom and the British Empire throughout the Victorian era, roughly 1830s to 1900s (decade).
The period saw many changes in fashion, including changes in styles, fashion technology and the methods of distribution.
and were hence, differentiated in terms of social class.