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A Brief History On February 14, 2015, Kanye West collaborated with Adidas to create the first pair of Yeezys, eventually leading to his own clothing line which would transform the lifestyle and streetwear industry. Digging Deeper Every sector most especially those ones concerned with commercialization and monetization of products and services require something novel on a regular basis to remain relevant in the hearts of its customers. Innovation is thus the introduction of something novel and new just to bring about one change or the other.  The infinite demand for change is one of the chief reasons why fashion has…

A Brief History Trends of 2017 are gone, and it is time for us all to embrace a new set of trends as they come in. To wit, take a look at the list below and make sure to be in tune with the recent wave of trends inn this ever-dynamic fashion world. Digging Deeper Trench coats We are gradually crossing from winter to spring; however, due to the fact that there’s still a little bit of a cold weather here and there, trench coats have been an ever-present trend. They also work with various outfits, and they have a…

A Brief History Swimsuits (or bikini, if you will) have always been popular.   While the two-piece swimsuit as a design existed in classical antiquity, the modern design first attracted public notice in Paris on July 5, 1946.  French mechanical engineer Louis Réard introduced a design he named the “bikini”, taking the name from the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.  Four days earlier, the United States had initiated its first peace-time nuclear weapons test at Bikini Atoll as part of Operation Crossroads. Réard hoped his swimsuit’s revealing style would create an “explosive commercial and cultural reaction” similar to the explosion at…

A Brief History The concept of lingerie as a visually appealing undergarment was developed during the late nineteenth century.  Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff-Gordon (1863 – 1935), who worked under the professional name of “Lucile”, was a pioneer in developing lingerie that freed women from more restrictive corsets. During the late 19th century, corsets became smaller, less bulky and more constricting and were gradually supplanted by the brassiere, first patented in the 20th century by Caresse Crosby (born Mary Phelps Jacob; 1891 – 1970) . Today, nearly a century after these pioneering efforts, bottom wear can help you get all the attention…

A Brief History On August 4, 1821, little Louis Vuitton was born in Anchay (Jura region), France, to a family of tradesmen and farmers.  Yet, he would grow up to be the esteemed trunk designer of Empress Eugenie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III. Digging Deeper Vuitton left home at the age of 13 (his parents died prior to this move) and took the nearly 300 mile hike to Paris.  Homeless, Louis sought work in the industrial revolution he found in Paris, and got a job in a box making factory.  Box making then was not the automated assembly line…

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