Fashion Design

The last 150 years of fashion design have been incredibly important in shaping how we dress and present ourselves to the world. From the introduction of haute couture in the late 19th century to the rise of streetwear in recent years, fashion has reflected and influenced cultural and societal changes. The emergence of new materials and technologies has allowed for greater experimentation and innovation in design while also making fashion more accessible to a wider audience.

Fashion icons like Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Alexander McQueen have left lasting legacies that inspire designers today. Additionally, the industry has become more inclusive, with greater representation of diverse body types, races, and genders on runways and campaigns. The last 150 years have shown that fashion is not just about clothing; it reflects our values, beliefs, and aspirations as a society.

French Art Deco Fashions

French pochoir prints from Art Deco era showcase women’s fashion designs, influenced by famous designers like Charles Worth and Jean Patou, showcasing their artistry and creativity.Read More →

French Deco Fashion

French Deco Fashion is a colouring book featuring genuine Art Deco fashion designs inspired by George Barbier’s colour plates from Gazette de bon ton. It is printed single-sided and has generous margins, making it easy to cut out pages for sharing or tracing.Read More →

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Burberry is renowned for its coveted designs, which balance tradition and innovation. This book reveals the story behind the brand and includes photographs from its humble beginnings in 1856 to current designs.
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Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, 1920

From gold buttons to comfortable tailored trousers and comfortable cardigan sweaters, there is no more significant influence on clothes than Coco Chanel.Read More →

This book presents the legendary jewellery and precious objects of Van Cleef & Arpels and how they relate to time, nature and love. Time is a fundamental element for both creativity and craftsmanship, and is interpreted through eight values inspired by Italo Calvino’s Lezioni Americane. Nature is an ever-present source of inspiration and tribute, and each object is handcrafted with love.Read More →

Jean-Paul Gaultier French Fashion Designer

Before launching his label in 1976, Gaultier worked for Cardin, Jacques Esteirel, and Patou. From the onset, Gaultier was dubbed the ‘enfant terrible de Paris’.Read More →

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The house he occupied until 1945 at Ashcombe, Wiltshire, near friend Edith Olivier was decorated with limited funds using exaggerated baroque furniture. The walls of the ‘Circus Bedroom’ were painted by visiting artist friends, including Rex Whistler and Oliver Messel, in a kind of Surrealistic overstatement.Read More →

ul Poiret Selection Met Museum

Fashion Design from 1900 to 1920 – Focus on Freedom. Newfound political independence came newfound fashion freedom. READ MORERead More →

London Fashion Week - Audience taking pictures

London Fashion Week began with an ending to Vivienne Westwood’s legacy, with a memorial service attended by fashionable dignitaries. READ MORERead More →

Models walks the runway during the Krizia show as a part of Milan Fashion Week , 2014

Krizia is an Italian fashion design company based in Milan. Their clothes often have fruit-themed prints on them to give them a fantasy feel. The company was started in 1954 by its designer, Mariucca Mandelli, and her husband Aldo Pinto.Read More →

Princess Catherine Doll with packaging

The Princess Catherine Doll has been dressed and accessorised by seven British fashion and design leaders. Kate’s engagement ring is made from sterling silver, plated with rose gold, and it is set with 24 brilliant-hardened diamonds. Catherine Middleton loves the Eaton Clutch Bag, and she has been seen with it many times. It is made by the up-and-coming British luxury goods brand Aspinal of London. The Princess Catherine Doll high-heeled slingback shoes are typical of Beatrix Ong’s style.Read More →

Jaeger Clothing Fashion

During the twentieth century, a movement arose that advocated for clothing to be worn as part of a sensible, healthy lifestyle rather than only for fashion. These concepts sprang from the work of nineteenth-century fashion reformers, in the same way, that English writer Edward Carpenter popularised the open-toed leather sandal for men. Read More →

Jean Patou fashion designer

One of Patou’s most famous customers was the French tennis champion Suzanne Lenglen, whom he dressed both on and off the court. This lean and active young woman epitomised the 1920s “new woman.” She created a furore in 1921 when she wore Patou’s knee-length pleated skirt, which revealed much of her legs when she ran. The headband she wore while playing tennis was widely copied by women throughout the 1920s for day and evening wear.Read More →

Geoffrey Beene in black and white

Geoffrey Beene (1927 – 2004) was an American fashion designer; born Haynesville, Louisiana. He was a premed student at Tulane University when he found himself sketching gowns when he became bored during his lectures. Along with Bill Blass, he was regarded as the Godfather of American sportswear. Read More →

Trendy sisal floorings inspire low-maintenance imitations. Sisal carpeting was the poor man’s wall-to-walll covering in 40s and 50s.Read More →

Mainbocher and models wearing his dresses

When designing his 1945 spring collection, Mainbocher – the noted French designer who worked in New York after the fall of Paris in WWII. Declared that he had attempted more than ever to make clothes “that would embody the right amount of novelty, were stimulating for today,Read More →

The formal wedding gown was made of 278 metres of the finest materials, and at the time was described as the most lavish ever worn by a bride.Read More →

Big Jacket Meme

jacket. Sabbat’s coats were resized to be comically ginormous by the mysterious account: a fleece piece was transformed into a woolly mammoth–like topper, a standard slicked blue puffer became the size of a parked car in the background, and a tailored coat with Quasimodo-style shoulders shrunk Sabbat’s handsome face to a tiny pinhead.Read More →

Wedding Dresses 2021

Although the pandemic changed the habits regarding the number of guests at weddings and decorations, the richness of brides’ stylingRead More →

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Naeem Khan is an Indian-American fashion designer who has dressed First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Noor of Jordan, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in his ornate and intricately detailed gowns.Read More →