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    Chain

    Mai 13th, 2016

    A chain in fashion is a decorative sting of interlocked rings that can either be attached to a garment or accessory for decorative or functional purposes. The designer Coco Chanel was well known for first using chains as weights inserted into the hems of jackets and coats and later incorporating them into the design of her clothes, which has become an important element in designs of her brand Chanel.

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    Pin

    Mai 13th, 2016

    A pin is an adornment consisting a needle that pierces the fabric of a garment to be attached to it and other adornments such as metal ornaments, gem-stones, pearls and other precious or decorative materials. Pins can also have a meaning symbolizing the affiliation with a group, achievements or the position in a hierarchy. In fashion pins are often used for ornamentation on jackets, coats and vests and are popular on accessories such as bags or hats.

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    Gem Stone

    Mai 13th, 2016

    A gem-stone or gem is a precious or semi-precious mineral crystal that is cut and polished to be used in jewelry or as an adornment on garments and accessories. Most gem-stones are rare and therefore valuable. The price of a gem-stone can vary extremely in correlation with rarity, pureness and size. Common gem-stones are diamonds, rubies, amethysts, sapphires and crystals.

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    Embellishment

    Juni 1st, 2015

    An embellishment on garments and fashion items is any sort of decoration that adds on to the design and visual perception of the item. Typical embellishments in fashion are trims, lace, beads and embroidery to name a few.

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    Studs

    März 30th, 2015

    A stud is a piece of metal or other hard material, that is attached by punching a hole into the fabric or leather. It is supposed to be fixed on. Studs can be decorative or functional for example to give shoes more traction. Studs come in different shapes and sizes and are a big part of punk and heavy metal scene fashion but also have become popular amongst the general public

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    Brooch

    September 23rd, 2014

    A brooch is a decorative pin that is attached to a garment or hat with the purpose of fastening or closing the garment. Brooches are often highly ornamental and are richly adorned with gem stones, pearls, and decorations made of gold and silver. Today brooches are mostly worn only for decorative purposes.

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    Epaulette

    September 23rd, 2014

    An epaulette is a stripe of stiff or soft fabric that is attached to the shoulders of a jacket, coat or blouse for decoration or functional purposes. The epaulette originated in military fashion and was used to prevent straps carrying guns, swords or anything similar from slipping off the shoulder. Usually an epaulette is permanently attached to the fabric close to the shoulder and fastened with a button close to the collar. Read the rest of this entry

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    Pearl

    September 23rd, 2014

    A pearl is a round hard object made produced in the shell of a living clam or mollusc. Pearls exist in many different shapes and are rarely round and smooth, in which case they are valuable and for their shininess and beauty are considered gem-stones and have been used in jewellery and as add-ons on garments for many years. Pearls can also be produced synthetically, which reduces their worth and makes them a suitable substitute as decoration or for more affordable jewelry.

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    Crystal

    September 23rd, 2014

    Crystals are gem-stones that are used to decorate and add on to garments. Examples for crystals are glass or diamonds. Polished the right way they can look expensive and add a shining effect to a garment. Crystals can differ from very cheap glass crystals to highly expensive diamonds.

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    Closed Zipper

    September 27th, 2013

    The two rows of a closed zipper are attached to each other on both ends of the zipper. Therefore the rows can never be entirely separated. This kind of zipper is used on pockets and luggage.

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