Love them or hate them, fishnets are definitely making a comeback. Bold tights, as sent down the runway by the likes of Gucci, Chanel and Saint Laurent, will soon be spotted all over the streets of NYC. Fishnets, which have cropped up in shows throughout the Fall/Winter 2015 to Fall/Winter 2016 seasons, are just one classic and unexpected example of a wardrobe essential that is finally getting its chance at a much-deserved revival. The history of fishnet stockings is relatively unknown, but photographic evidence shows that one of the first purposes of fishnets was to draw attention to the burlesque … Continue reading Fishnet Tights: The Fall Trend with a Rebellious Past
Couture has been important in fashion since the early 18th century, when Marie Antoinette’s designer Rose Bertin popularized this practice of creating high-end, custom pieces. As it became more popular, France created specific rules dictating what is truly haute couture, … Continue reading Couture Continues to be Relevant
Chanel has officially announced plans to embrace the age of the internet, and debut into e-commerce. After years of refusing to move from exclusively in-store sales with the exception of their beauty products, Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of global fashion, … Continue reading Chanel e-commerce launch updates brand while remaining exclusive
For Spring/Summer 2013, a runway centered around a massive globe and true to size wind turbines Last year’s Fall/Winter 2014 runway was a grocery store, stocked with aisles of specially made Chanel groceries.. Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2015 remained true to its … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet Chanel F/W 2015
In Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2015 show, Karl Lagerfeld, head designer of Chanel, came out on the runway with a group of models behind him, all with signs proclaiming feminist wordings such as “History is Herstory,” “Ladies First,” and “Be Your Own … Continue reading Clothing vs. Cause: Does Feminist Fashion Exist?
Fashion is an integral and highly visible part of any culture or society. When we consider America’s own history, much of what is known and imagined about various eras and decades is understood from the way that people dressed. Since fashion is so integrated into daily life, however, it often goes unnoticed as a method of communication despite its incredibly powerful role in building individual identities and creating culture. High fashion, on the other hand, has always played a very distinct role in both reflecting the times and anticipating the future. Historically, runway fashion both mirrors the values of a … Continue reading When Fashion and Pop Culture Cross
The actor and the character—two entities that are almost indistinguishable in our current media world have now become even more intertwined. Thanks to a shifting focus on how characters are dressed and the accessibility of their clothing for the general … Continue reading On-Screen Fashion and the Creativity Complex: All Things Considered