Because of how fast the fashion industry is moving and how easy it is to lose track of all the trends and their origins, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some pieces of clothing that are trending now. In this article we will talk about some of the top trends of this year’s spring fashion, where you can find them and where they come from. Whether you are a fashion enthusiast or just looking for some fun facts, the history of fashion is truly fascinating and this article can give you a piece of it. Read along and make sure you check out some of the other popular fashion trends on Vogue.
Fashion design history
We couldn’t start this article without taking a quick look at how fashion design was born. The beginning of fashion as means of expression was seen in Ancient Rome and Egypt. Overly simplified, the clothes you were wearing would indicate your wealth status. And the designs weren’t nearly as complex as they are now, the division was made usually by color and quality. Wealthy citizens would have well-made colorful clothes while the poor ones would wear hand-sawn and neutral colored garments. Adding in the cultural factor, traditional clothes such as togas, were meant to represent where you are from. From here to the eccentric fashion shows that we see today was a long way, but we are glad we made it.
A specific fashion piece that has been all over in the past few months is the Aran sweater. We can find this item in a widely talked about movie, an Oscar nominated one: The Banshees of Inisherin. Celtic clothing becomes more and more popular due to its details, quality and practicality, but its history should also be a factor. The first to wear these designs were Irish fishermen and the purpose was to keep the warm at sea, and to send in good luck from the wives who were making them. That’s how the detailed stitches came to life. You can take a look at some of the designs here: https://www.gaelsong.com/prod_detail_list/celtic-apparel. So the next time you wear a sweater that features Aran stitches, you should check out what they mean and think about Ancient Ireland’s families and history.
Midi skirts and dresses
In the past years, midi skirts and dresses were all over the fashion world and made quite an amazing comeback. These flowy, colorful and graceful pieces have a lot of meaning for the feminist world and the working woman. The history of this piece dates back to 1910. Before then, women’s clothing was very corseted, tight and movement restrictive. But right after World War One, when women started getting work rights, the clothes had to be adapted to the working woman. That’s how the midi dresses were born. Still graceful and elegant, for the perfect housewife look, but easier to wear. Now that we can freely enjoy this piece of clothing, we should at least cherish its history.
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