An alpaca is an animal from the Andes and belongs to the Camelidae family. The first time that alpaca wool was used as a fabric was in 1836 by Sir Titus Salt who mixed it with silk and started to sell it. In 1840 due to the silk-like appearance but cheaper price it became popular. At […]

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Almeida, Ricardo

Ricardo Almeida is a Brazilian fashiondesigner born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1955. He started working early for his parents, at 11, at the family’s household store, Casa Almeida e Irmãos. At 14, he stopped helping only at the end of the year and started working full time with his father. In 1974, when seeking […]

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Germaine Émilie Krebs, Alix or, as she became better known, Madame Grès was a designer born in Germaine Krebs in Paris on November 30, 1903. Her dream was to be a sculptor, but her family was against it and so she became interested for fashion and the making of clothes. Her first job in the […]

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Cotton is a white fiber that grows around the seeds of some species of the genus Gossypium in the family Malvaceae. Cotton can be dated up to 7,000 years ago and its use as a fabric can be found up to 4,500 years B.C. It is used commercially in several parts of the world from […]

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Alfaro, Victor

The designer Victor Alfaro was born in 1965 in Chihuahua, Mexico. In 1981 he went to the USA as an exchange student, to improve his English and study communication at the University of Texas. At the time working with fashion was just a fantasy for him. However, he managed to move to New York to […]

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