Thursday, February 26, 2009

Themes of Fashion


1) Classical
2) Medieval


This includes garments which were the historical Greek-Roman costumes such as Chlamys and Toga. These include a lot of gathers, pleats and folds. A lot of fabric is used. these garments are usually very flowing.
I will show you examples of Classical Historical garments.

Duncan Dancers (1900-1914), uploaded by Gatochy

These dancers pose in the classical grecian costume worn in different ways.

Grecian Dress 1914. Designer - Madeleine Vionnet, Paris

She was famous for her bias-cut drapery. The influences of her style can be seen in the later work of Madame Gres and John Galliano.

Roman Emperor, Tiberius in an ancient Toga (14 - 37 AD)


Roman - inspired dress by designer Elie Saab, Couture Collection Fall 2007.

Scarlet Red dress worn by Anne Hathaway . A little Edwardian Poiret, a little 1960s Liz Taylor Cleopatra Roman Glamour.

Greek goddess look combined with the Billowy wedding dress with asymmetrical shoulders. Designed by Vera Wang, Spring 2009 collection.

The red carpet pictures of these girls which gives the viewers a Grecian Vibe.
1. Angelina Jolie's BCBG Max Azria gown
2. January Jones' Andrew Gn dress
3. Anne Hathaway
4. America Ferrera

A model wears a dress with a portrait of US President Barack Obama.
Italian designer Gattinoni's Spring - Summer 2009 High-end fashion show, unveiled in Rome.


This includes garments that have long-fitted sleeves, high necklines, stiff tailoring. They also include Victorian fashion and the Minimalism theme that existed during the 1990s. Fitted garments such as corsets were also very common among women.

Victorian sleek, slender and sheer high-waisted dresses (Regency Era) of 1800 - 1830.
Victorian fashion is a term used only for United Kingdom and its colonies.

Victorian Era (1901 - 1910), the wealthy women wore elaborate laced dresses with high necklines and they were customized. Frizzy hair and French canes were also a prominent feature of a women's look during that time.

Renaissance wedding gown of 1800s, made of Mink.

Scottish Edwardian travelling suit in white and navy pinstripes. Worn witha straw hat with a velvet trim.

Edwardian Gown of 1909, with great detailing.


Oscars Award Ceremony 2008 - from Red Carpet Style Review.

John Gallinano Spring 2009 collection

Emporio Armani Spring 2009 Collection


Folkloric Casual Wear Fashion from Mongolia and Siberia

This outfit gives an Eastern European feel. It has rich embellishments and decorative prints.
The 2nd picture shows a warm wrap-up in chunky fair isle blanket cardigan paired with dark denims.

Folkloric garment from Syria by Fashion Designer, Hana Sadiq Iraqi

Folkloric styles are very popular in Arab countries and they are really expensive. Some of them look hot!


A model shows an ethnic costume during Zhejiang costume culture festival in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province on Jan 13th, 2006.

From left: 2 from Just Cavalli, one from Pollini, 2 from Diane Von Furstenburg.
"Spring 2008 rumway Collection".

Roberto Cavalli eschewed his signature brand of vampy Italian sexiness for African-inspired patchwork mini dresses with intricate beading and fringe and print. Diane Von set bold tribal prints in safari shades with embroidery and beading.Pollini's collection (ethno-tribal theme) had a bold IKAT running motif in chiffon layers as trimmings on tops.

I have come to the end of my post. I hope i was successful in explaining the themes and styles of fashion.

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