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FASHION ERAS - 1970s-1980s

OLEG CASSINI, 1988
The 1980s brought a shift from the somewhat restrained fashions of the late 1970s
towards far more expensive, ostentatious fashions reflecting the money obsessed
image conscious era.
It became smart to indicate wealth by wearing…

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The design shows how different wool fabrics are used with contrast colour and pattern, to create mix
and match combinations.
Ethnic and romantic folklore influences are evident.
This continued to be a key look with frills, flounces and embroidery and a
strong…

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Knitted fabrics e.g. as used by Chanel, artificial silks, and long jumpers also became popular.
Masculine influences were seen in suit jackets and day coats.


FASHION ERAS 1910s-1920s

MELANIE VERMOT, 1913
· The first half of the 1910s was extremely fashion conscious…

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of pleated material. The shoe length straight or draped skirt with a blouse-like top was a popular
silhouette.




FASHION ERAS 1930s-1940s

ELSA SCHIAPARELLI, 1937
One of the most prominent designers of the 1930s is Italian designer Schiaparelli.
She did much to promote…

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