Balaclava

The balaclava is a type of hat created for protection against the cold. The Battle of Balaclava happened during the Crimean War in 1854 in the region of Balaclava. An entire British brigade was commanded to attack the Russian army, which largely outnumbered it, setting up a major historic event called the Charge of the […]

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Jet

The Black Amber or Jet is a stone found in Whitby, on the Yorkshire coast, in England. It is extracted from the decay of wood or coal and it is used from the construction of statues to the manufacture of jewelry. In the 19th century, it became popular after being associated with mourning jewelry, but […]

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Augustabernard

Augusta Bernard was a French fashion designer born in Provence in 1886. She started her career by copying the dresses of other designers, and her first studio was in Biarritz, France. In 1922, she moved to Paris, where she opened her new studio on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and decided to merge her first and […]

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Astrakhan

Astrakhan is the skin of the KaraKul lamb, which is originally from Russia. The astrakhan fabric was widely used in the making of cuffs, collars and hats until the 19th century. In the 20th century, the term astrakhan started being used for both lambskin and new synthetic fabrics that mimic that skin. Currently, the astrakhan fabric […]

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Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau (New Art in French) is an art school that took place during the second half of the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century, a period known in Europe as Belle Époque. The style is considered a full art style, as it covers several artistic areas such as architecture, furniture, decoration, […]

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Arrow

The Arrow brand became well known for its shirts with detachable collars and is the result of a number of company mergers, of which only the main ones will be mentioned here on the blog. The brand’s history begins when, in 1820, the detachable collar for men’s shirts was invented in the USA to make […]

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Fishnets

To talk about the history of fishnets it is necessary to talk about the history of stockings. The first record of the use of stockings comes from Mesopotamia, where they were used by soldiers and were made of cotton and wool to keep the cold away, with a seam on the back that made it […]

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Baby Doll

The baby-doll is a nightwear. It was first produced in 1942 by Sylvia Pedlar. Its creation was the stylist’s way of facing the lack of fabric caused by World War II. The name baby-doll came from the 1956 American movie “Baby Doll”. Pedlar didn’t like and didn’t use the term to talk about the pieces […]

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