Clothing In The Dark Ages

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“The Dark Ages gradually ended six centuries ago with the Renaissance, which seeded new ideas for a different world. The Renaissance ideal dominated our culture until three centuries ago, from the 14th to the 18th century, when it was superseded by modernism. Not surprisingly, this human ideal has almost been forgotten in our culture. The Renaissance, literally "re-birth", was a revival and rediscovery of classical Greek and Roman culture following the decline of culture, trade, and technology during the Dark Ages.” This quote by Jacob Lund Fisker gives you an idea of the progression in the culture during and following the Enlightenment and Renaissance. Many of the events in politics, trade, church, and more exhibit the progression during …show more content…
The Bourgeoisie had to invent a new style to, to set themselves apart from the lower class as they had done before. Although it seems as if they were intimidated, the most likely altered the style just to prove that they had more power. As said in an article, “In the 19th century and, to some extent, until our day, men have had more power than women, so they are imitated by women in the hopes of obtaining a share of the power. One of the means of expressing power is clothing in an according way: serious, square, straight clothing. Dressed to impress.” Late in the nineteenth century, as women’s freedom became more prominent/stronger, more male’s fashion ideals were implemented into women’s clothing to express the female’s growing …show more content…
How a person dressed was beginning to be seen as the right of an individual. At the beginning of the century, 75 percent of clothing was made at home. By the middle of the century, clothing was able to be mass manufactured and sold. This made trends more accessible to the common people and showed the progress and innovation that was taking place. Shoppers were given many more options for styles, patterns, and more because of this. By the middle of the century, the technical progression and ability for mass manufacturing made trendy fashion accessible to the quickly expanding middle class of the time. The invention of the sewing machine and the creation of modern styles revolutionized the fashion

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