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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Small Ruffle

It’s a kind of ornament. It is a smaller, ruffled ruffle that usually adorns necklines, armholes, cuffs, sleeves or hems. Check out: The Post’s Pinterest Board: https://br.pinterest.com/fashionsummedup/s/small-ruffle/ The Post’s Brazilian Portuguese version: https://amodaresumida.com/babadinho/ Bibliography: Callan, Georgina O’Hara; Enciclopédia da moda de 1840 à década de 90 / Georgina O’Hara Callan ; verbetes brasileiros Cynthia Garcia : tradução Glória […]

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Azulay, Simão

Simão Azulay was a fashion designer from Pará, Brazil. He was born in 1950 and died in 1988 due to complications of AIDS. He was the brother of fashion designer David Azulay, of the Blue Man band, and father of fashion designer Thomaz Azulay, of The Paradise brand. He had a great impact on Brazilian […]

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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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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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Ashley, Laura

Laura Ashley was a Welsh stylist who was born in 1925 and died in 1985, she started her company from scratch with her husband Bernard Ashley. Bernard and Laura met when she still worked as a secretary and he as a stockbroker. They got married in 1949 and soon had two of their four children. […]

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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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Arruda, Vera

Vera Arruda was a stylist from Alagoas, Brazil, born in the city of Maceió in 1966. Since she was little, she had contact with the world of fashion, either designing her own clothes or creating costume jewelry to sell to her friends. In addition to being a born artist, she was also a very beautiful […]

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