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  1. Runway Archive: Yves Saint Laurent S/S 1984
    23 June, 2017
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    Yves Saint Laurent s/s 1984 ready to wear collection, photo by Paul Van Riel. Image courtesy Paul Van Riel, all rughts reserved. In this picture a model is walking the runway of Yves Saint Laurent s/s 1984 fashion show held at the Cour du Louvre, swinging her printed black chiffon dress. The dress, long to the feet, is multi-layered and...

  2. Customization as Craft: Punk and DIY Aesthetics
    22 June, 2017
    • fashion

    Every action that involves the use of hands to make something, or to make a change on something, can be considered a craft. This is why styling - as a way of creating an image by piecing together different items and also modifying them - can in some cases be called craft. In the 1970, the Punk movement originated in the UK. Together with it came...

  3. A Craft's Story: the Delphos Dress
    19 June, 2017

    Mariano Fortuny was an inventor, interested in the electricity and focused on the invention of lightning techniques and other technological devices. He patented over two thousand invention; but one of the most famous, the Delphos dress, was an example craftmanship, completely produced by hand in his Venetian workshop. Delphos dress by...

  4. Europeana Fashion Focus: Ensemble by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1947
    18 June, 2017
    • fashion

    Esemble designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1947. Courtesy MUDE - Museu do Design e da Moda, all rights reserved. The image shows an ensemble designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1947. The ensemble is composed by a long dress and a bolero. Both items are in bright red, and decorated with rich embroidery in floral and vegetable motifs and...

  5. Runway Archive: Kansai Yamamoto A/W 1985-86
    15 June, 2017
    • fashion

    Sayoko Yamaguchi on the catwalk of Kansai Yamamoto, a/w 1985-86 collection. Photo © Paul van Riel / HH. In the picture, the model Sayoko Yamaguchi is wearing a look from Kansai Yamamoto a/w 1985-86 collection. The look is composed by a long red multi-layered cape with black satin sleeves, which the model is opening in the picture, showing...

  6. The Other Side of Modernity: The Arts and Crafts Movement
    12 June, 2017
    • fashion

    The industrial revolution is often regarded as the key moment for the beginning of a new era. In his book ‘The great divergence', historian Kenneth Pomeranz individuated Western culture, specifically Great Britain, as the cradle of a new positive sensibility towards machines, that ultimately led to modernisation. However, together with this...

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