Category Archives: Clothing
The principles of fashion design are not always taught, discussed in crits or consciously employed, but they exist nonetheless. They are an important part of the aesthetic toolkit and are the means by which designers can subtly adjust the focus and effect of designs. Knowing where to find them and change them helps you to view designs objectively. They are usually the key to why a design does or doesn’t work. Deliberately flouting these principles is as valid as using them with care if it gets the message across.
In the 1960s, baby boomers reached their teens, and the era of mass production and mass consumption was in full swing. In 1961, the Soviet Union launched the first manned space flight, and in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The May Student Uprisings in Paris occurred in 1968, and the first landing on the moon was achieved in 1969. In the midst of such explosive drama, the young generation sought its own distinct mode of expression, and the powerful new American culture was an obvious choice.
Nowadays the word ‘vintage‘ is bandied about all overthe place, especially in relation to style and fashion, but we can think of it as just a smart way of saying second-hand. Of course, The Oxford English Dictionary gives a slightly more elevated definition, saying that vintage ‘denotes something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind’, so let’s use that as starting point. Furniture, soft furnishings, crockery, china, absolutely anything for the homecan be vintage if you are not the first person to have owned it, though it must be from the past and less than a hundred years old – as any older makes it antique.
The colours can be scientifically described, however, this description can’t fully communicate the sensation or emotional effect of a colour. So often we name the colour based on our familiar and shared knowledge of the world – after animals (elephant grey or canary yellow); flowers and vegetables (lilac, mushroom, tomato red), sweets and spices (saffron yellow, toffee); minerals and jewels (pearl, coral, jade) and so on.
Making Easter paper baskets for the treats for your children and guests is easy and fun project, and it will be lovely feature in your house on Easter holiday. Fill them with small chocolate eggs or place one decorated Easter egg and place them on the table or window sill.
New couch covers can work wonders at giving tired looking furniture a much-needed new look, for not much effort or expense. If the upholstery on your couch is looking worn or outdated, then fitting a sofa slipcover over the top can instantly give it a fresh lease of life. Furniture slipcovers are designed to be really easy to stretch into place for a snug-fitting appearance, and most can be machine-washed, which means there’s no need to stress about pets or children getting dirty marks on your favorite sofa!
Luxurious cushions are perfect for making yourself comfortable at home or away. Pouffes, sometimes also known as ottomans, make a stunning home furnishing accessory and give great character to any room in your house. Here we will show you one of many ways the pouffes can be made and look like. This project is relatively easy, but you need a basic sewing skills.
Prior to World War II, American fashion didn’t get much — if any — time in the spotlight. Instead, the world looked to the chic city of Paris for sartorial inspiration. Fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar filled their pages with the aspirational attire of the French, even if the styles weren’t readily available to the average American consumer.
It isn’t easy to follow fashion trends, especially in the fashion trends among young people as they change so quickly. However, a style that seems to outlive all the other T-shirt.The popularity of T-shirts have increased dramatically with the introduction of the concept.
You may never have attempted to sew anything for yourself since your schooldays — or again, you may have abandoned the whole idea after one or two disappointing failures. It is the time to bring your knowledge back and start create a nice things for your family, firends and youself.