Fab fashion work inspired by Byzantine art, the carvings of Grinling Gibbons, and old masters such as Botticelli and Hieronymus Bosch by brilliant fashion design Alexander McQueen

Fab fashion work inspired by Byzantine art, the carvings of Grinling Gibbons, and old masters such as Botticelli and Hieronymus Bosch by brilliant fashion design Alexander McQueen

Mosaic as Fashion’s Muse: Dolce & Gabbana Winter 2014 “Tailored Mosaic”: Dolce & Gabbana made use of the abilities of artisans of the highest level to create mosaics on shoes, dresses, jewels and bags. As the art of mosaic-making is a slow and precise one, achieved by placing single piece next to the other, at the same time tailoring is made by single stitch after single stitch.

Mosaic as Fashion’s Muse: Dolce & Gabbana Winter 2014 “Tailored Mosaic”: Dolce & Gabbana made use of the abilities of artisans of the highest level to create mosaics on shoes, dresses, jewels and bags. As the art of mosaic-making is a slow and precise one, achieved by placing single piece next to the other, at the same time tailoring is made by single stitch after single stitch.

“Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius” from the manuscript The Consolation of Philosophy.  It is from around 1450, at the end of the era of Medieval fashion and just before the Renaissance started changing clothing.  The women wear a variety of gown styles, including sideless surcoats over cotehardies and the v-necked, high-waisted ”Burgundian” gown.  They all wear either wimples or hennins in different fashions, some veiled.

“Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius” from the manuscript The Consolation of Philosophy. It is from around 1450, at the end of the era of Medieval fashion and just before the Renaissance started changing clothing. The women wear a variety of gown styles, including sideless surcoats over cotehardies and the v-necked, high-waisted ”Burgundian” gown. They all wear either wimples or hennins in different fashions, some veiled.

Alexander McQueen: The Final Collection: Medieval Romance 2010-The fashion’s of the day were multi-layered tunics that were belted at hip level to expose the vibrant under tunic. Women were also extremely conservative due to the advent of Christianity and were constantly covering themselves with either veils or wrapping their heads in wipples. Tunics were also decorated with long hanging sleeve cuffs.

Alexander McQueen: The Final Collection: Medieval Romance 2010-The fashion’s of the day were multi-layered tunics that were belted at hip level to expose the vibrant under tunic. Women were also extremely conservative due to the advent of Christianity and were constantly covering themselves with either veils or wrapping their heads in wipples. Tunics were also decorated with long hanging sleeve cuffs.

In Chanel's pre-fall 2011 collection, Métier d'Arts  ,  Karl Lagerfeld continues to draw on historical references and designed a set of Byzantine-inspired collection. Embroideries are always an exciting part when looking into Chanel's show, this time besides ornate clothing, shoes and accessories, embellished headband was used to complete the whole collection.

In Chanel's pre-fall 2011 collection, Métier d'Arts , Karl Lagerfeld continues to draw on historical references and designed a set of Byzantine-inspired collection. Embroideries are always an exciting part when looking into Chanel's show, this time besides ornate clothing, shoes and accessories, embellished headband was used to complete the whole collection.

“The Arnolfini Portrait” from 1434 and is by Jan van Eyck.  Although his painting style is much more similar to Renaissance art, the fashions depicted are still Medieval.  The man wears a fur-lined tappert over a black cotehardie and a wide-brimmed hat.  The woman wears a wimple over her hair as well as a green, fur-lined, high-waisted gown with slashed sleeves over a blue cotehardie.

“The Arnolfini Portrait” from 1434 and is by Jan van Eyck. Although his painting style is much more similar to Renaissance art, the fashions depicted are still Medieval. The man wears a fur-lined tappert over a black cotehardie and a wide-brimmed hat. The woman wears a wimple over her hair as well as a green, fur-lined, high-waisted gown with slashed sleeves over a blue cotehardie.

Heartshaped head-covering, the “cornette,” and the “hennin ” in the reign of Charles VI Husbands complain

Heartshaped head-covering, the “cornette,” and the “hennin ” in the reign of Charles VI Husbands complain

Not many shoes are seen clearly in Byzantine Art because of the long robes of the rich. Red shoes marked the Emperor; blue shoes, a sebastokrator; and green shoes a protovestiarios.

Not many shoes are seen clearly in Byzantine Art because of the long robes of the rich. Red shoes marked the Emperor; blue shoes, a sebastokrator; and green shoes a protovestiarios.

Byzantine Art was the name given to the style of art used in very early Middle Ages Art. This period was also known as the Dark Ages ( 410 AD - 1066 AD ). The Dark Ages were followed by the Medieval era of the Middle Ages (1066 - 1485) and changes in Middle Ages Art which saw the emergence of the early Renaissance Art.

Byzantine Art was the name given to the style of art used in very early Middle Ages Art. This period was also known as the Dark Ages ( 410 AD - 1066 AD ). The Dark Ages were followed by the Medieval era of the Middle Ages (1066 - 1485) and changes in Middle Ages Art which saw the emergence of the early Renaissance Art.


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The dowry system is a serious problem in India. A bride brings presents and money for her husband, which are mostly paid by her parents. Because of this, many parents choose to abort their child when they find out the child is female. Women’s rights activists indicates that there’s one woman dies every hour in India because the heavy duty of dowry.

The dowry system is a serious problem in India. A bride brings presents and money for her husband, which are mostly paid by her parents. Because of this, many parents choose to abort their child when they find out the child is female. Women’s rights activists indicates that there’s one woman dies every hour in India because the heavy duty of dowry.

PROBLEM: EMULATION: Fashion was about “distinctiveness” and “uniqueness.” “Queen Elizabeth I of England forbade the emulation of her style of dress, and at her death left 6,000 garments behind. Christian Dior actively took measures to ensure original garments were not being reproduced, which was facilitated with industrialization (Wilson, 46.)

PROBLEM: EMULATION: Fashion was about “distinctiveness” and “uniqueness.” “Queen Elizabeth I of England forbade the emulation of her style of dress, and at her death left 6,000 garments behind. Christian Dior actively took measures to ensure original garments were not being reproduced, which was facilitated with industrialization (Wilson, 46.)

What is fashion? “It is a lady of the strangest inconstant Constitution, who changes in the twinkle of an eye, (Fruedenberger, 38.)” The elite and rising bourgeoisie Women’s fashion was ironically derived and #appropriated from prostitutes, mistresses and for men, peasants. “Their fashion many times was deliberately patterned on that of their supposed inferiors, in the seventeenth century, the loose fitting jacket of the peasant became popular (Fruedenberger, 41.)”

What is fashion? “It is a lady of the strangest inconstant Constitution, who changes in the twinkle of an eye, (Fruedenberger, 38.)” The elite and rising bourgeoisie Women’s fashion was ironically derived and #appropriated from prostitutes, mistresses and for men, peasants. “Their fashion many times was deliberately patterned on that of their supposed inferiors, in the seventeenth century, the loose fitting jacket of the peasant became popular (Fruedenberger, 41.)”

Paris became the center capital of fashions, “the capital of haute couture (Wilson, 70)” in the nineteenth century. They were assisted by the French who provided silks. Paris always had maniquens with the latest fashions on display. The maniquens were called “Pandora’s (Freudenbereger, 42.)

Paris became the center capital of fashions, “the capital of haute couture (Wilson, 70)” in the nineteenth century. They were assisted by the French who provided silks. Paris always had maniquens with the latest fashions on display. The maniquens were called “Pandora’s (Freudenbereger, 42.)

Industrial Revolution in America | revolution took place in 1750 through 1830 in great britain

Industrial Revolution in America | revolution took place in 1750 through 1830 in great britain

Faithfully reproduced from a French silk of about 1700

Faithfully reproduced from a French silk of about 1700

French journal’s also served as influential guides for fashion in the eighteenth century, such as Galerie des Modes and Courier des Modes. (Freudenberger, 43)

French journal’s also served as influential guides for fashion in the eighteenth century, such as Galerie des Modes and Courier des Modes. (Freudenberger, 43)

However, silks remained costly, and the process of garment through a continuous film was an assiduous and even life threatening one. New materials such as cotton, wool, and polyester were produced in order to replace pricy silk, yet in a fashionable way. “At first, cotton was used to make material for linings, pillow covers, and other domestic items. But by the early eighteenth century it was being adapted for printed petticoats and waistcoats etc. (Wilson, 68.)”

However, silks remained costly, and the process of garment through a continuous film was an assiduous and even life threatening one. New materials such as cotton, wool, and polyester were produced in order to replace pricy silk, yet in a fashionable way. “At first, cotton was used to make material for linings, pillow covers, and other domestic items. But by the early eighteenth century it was being adapted for printed petticoats and waistcoats etc. (Wilson, 68.)”

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