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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Azagury, Jacques

Jacques Azagury is a Moroccan fashion designer born in 1958. He moved with his family to London when he was just six years old. There, he studied at the London College of Fashion and at St. Martins School of Art during the early 1970s. In 1978, he presented his first show in Harper’s & Queen […]

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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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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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Bailey, David

David Royston Bailey is a British photographer born in east London in 1938. As a child he suffered a lot in school due to an undiagnosed dyslexia. At 15, he left school to start working on his first job, as a copy boy for the newspaper “Yorkshire Post”. In 1957, he was summoned by the Royal […]

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Badgley, Mark

Mark Badgley was born in 1961 in Illinois, USA. He moved with his family to Oregon when he was just seven years old. From an early age he had the habit of designing clothes and when it came time to opt for a college degree, he decided to study Fine Arts at the University of […]

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