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    Fast fashion is way more affordable than haute couture and designer ready-to-wear. Fast fashion does not have an excellent quality of clothing compare to designer pieces and in general on piece can last up to two seasons. This type of fashion has become so popular in this century because it gives the middle class opportunity of having fashion on their hands. So what is unique of fast fashion? Its secret is to make catwalk styles affordable, adapting rather than copying labels such as Prada and Christian Dior and getting them out into stores as quickly as possible (Haig). Fast fashion goes along with the definition of fashion, which is: Fashion means a special style that is popular for a short time and is then replaced by another style (“fashion”). Every time one fashion ends a fast fashion…

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    The history of fashion can be traced back to the beginning of the 19th century but I have chosen to write about the 20th-21st century. There are two basic modern fashion categories Haute Couture and Ready to Wear. The difference between Haute couture and Ready to wear is that Haute Couture is custom made whereas ready to wear clothing is made in big bundles of the same thing. Haute Couture is French for ‘high sewing’ or ‘high dressmaking’ or ‘high fashion’. Haute Couture is exclusive custom…

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    The last day of Art Hearts Fashion, LA Fashion week arrived in the most stylish way and with a full variety that range from swimwear to haute couture. Aussie Gear LA was the first label to showcase their menswear collection that had everything in the spectrum from underwear to tanks, to daytime wear. Every piece was very much inspired in street and urban wear, and the predominant colors were black, grey and white. Some of the most notorious pieces were a cotton tank top that crossed over at the…

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    changing mores of society concerning the place of women in the city. The growing industry, opening of shopping malls and the subsequent changing habits helped define the “new woman” as their position in society and toward the men shifted. For starters fashion had always been a means to show one’s status to others, with the apparition of shopping malls and the rising of ready-made clothing industry people could now purchase better clothing for a lesser price thus reducing the gap between…

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    Valentino found a love for fashion at a very young age. He was only in primary school when he started working for his aunt Rosa and Ernestina Salvadeo who were both local fashion designers in Voghera, Italy. In an interview Valentino said, "Even as a young boy my passion was to design, and I have been very lucky to be able to do what I have loved all my life. There can be few greater gifts than that." After primary school Valentino decided to move to Paris to pursue an education in fashion…

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    The Game Of Fashion

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    designer used his knowledge to create this work of art, inspired by something that caught his eyes and created it into one piece. Fashion can be defined as the most powerful art form there is because involves history, art and movement all put into one. Although fashion has a lot of history the two important parts of history in this subject is before and after World War II. As we all know Paris France has always has been the capital of fashion. Paris is where Haute Couture was establish, Haute…

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    Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani was born on May 11, 1932 (85). Valentino was born in Voghera, Lombardy, Italy. Began working in the fashion industry at a young age, under local designers including his aunt Rosa. His formal training took place in Paris; at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne were attend college. Valentino got his professional start as an apprentice working in the salons of Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche.Valentino left Paris in 1959 to…

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    Balmain Research Paper

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    What is Balmain, and who is the man behind the brand? Balmain is a fashion house that was founded in 1946 by Pierre Balmain (born 1914 in France) a French haute couture fashion designer. Throughout the years, Balmain has had different head designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Christophe Decarnin and current creative director Olivier Rousteing. Olivier Rousteing (born September 13, 1986 in Bordeaux, France) studied at ESMOD, Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode (School of Arts and…

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    Charles Frederick Worth, an Englishman, was the first couturier of modern times who founded the House of Worth. He was known as the father of couture for his excellent use of fabric. Worth broke all norms and created fashion for everyday life. His approach to design was to find simple situations to society's values. “Worth focused on fit, fabric and construction, the qualities that are the core of haute couture (Polan & Tredre, 2009, p. 9). Worth dominated the fashion industry through his…

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    a material world, is a piece of art that not everyone understand. An art where every detail reflects their own beauty”. When I was little I always looked up for fashion, but I always said I was going to be a doctor, fireman, clown and dancer. I start growing up and I start to touch and feel fabrics, see how clothe was made, which colors and looks where in the season and to draw pieces that no one has and that where fashionable but beautiful at the same time. I always felt I was doing it right…

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