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    Boot Cut Pants

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A Bootleg cut pant is a type of flared pant with a tight fit around the thigh and upper leg that widens slightly from the knee down to fit a boot inside the pant leg. Bootleg cut pants are worn by men and women alike.

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    Blouson Top

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A blouson top is a loose fitting blouse that has a gathered waistband and covers the upper body and may cover the hips. Blouson tops create the look of a blouse tucked into the pants or skirt worn with it. Blouson tops are made of lightweight fabrics such as cotton and silk and are available in various designs.

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    Bustle

    Mai 13th, 2016

    The bustle was an undergarment worn by women in the mid to late 19th century adding volume and support to the back of women’s dresses. It was a modification of the crinoline worn in the early 19th century. The bustle’s function was to prevent the back of the skirt or dress from dragging on the ground but was also used to accentuate the rump, visually slim the waist and balance the bust. The shape of the bustle changed over time and was made of different materials including metal and wood boning and thick fabric. In the beginning of the 20th century the bustle lost it’s meaning as it was replaced by the long corset. Today, adaptations of the bustle can be seen on runways but are not commonly worn.

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    Breeches

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Breeches are a type of short pants that were commonly worn by men in the 17th, 18th and 19th century before they were replaced by the modern pant worn today. Breeches cover the lower body from waist to typically below the knee where they were gathered with drawstrings or straps with decorative buckles. Before the modern pant, breeches were the standard in western men’s clothing.

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    Basque Waist

    Mai 10th, 2016

    A basque waist is a waistline created by dropping the natural waist and dipping into a „V“ shape below the hip. This elongates the torso, minimizes the waist and therefore is flattering on most body types. The basque waist is used in womenswear typically on elegant dresses and is popular on wedding dresses.

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    Basque Neckline

    Mai 10th, 2016

    A basque neckline is a womenswear neckline that follows the collar bone or runs parallel to it. The Basque neckline is a high cut neckline and is mostly used on elegant dresses, especially wedding dresses.

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    Barbara Hulanicki

    Mai 10th, 2016

    Barbara Hulanicki, Polish Fashion Icon and Fashion Entrepreneur, born 1936 in Warsaw. Hulanicki started her career studying design at Brighton School of Art. She gained popularity early on, winning a beachwear competition in 1955. Hulanicki continued to work as a freelance fashion illustrator for famous fashion publications including Vogue, Tatler and WWD. Also she sold her own designs through a fashion column in the London Daily Mirror. Read the rest of this entry

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    Bonnie Cashin

    Mai 10th, 2016

    Bonnie Cashin, American Fashion Designer, born 1908 in Oakland, died 2000 in New York. Cashin started her career designing costumes for chorus girls in Los Angeles and later moving on to design for the Roxyettes in New York. Here she continued to work for the coat and suit manufacturer Adler & Adler with which she was awarded the American Designers Coty Award. This motivated Cashin to open her own studio Bonnie Cashin Designs, where she created designs for the modern, strong and independent woman, offering comfortable utilitarian designs during a time when womens fashion was extremely feminine. Read the rest of this entry

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    Bodenschatz

    Mai 10th, 2016

    Bodenschatz, German handbag label, founded in 1927. Bodenschatz has produced high quality leather goods for over 80 years. The brand is known for practical and functional leather goods, especially handbags for men and women. Their fine craftsmanship and the products’ durability have earned the label three German Leather Goods Prizes. Also the brand has been an official partner of the German Olympic Team over 25 times. The label consists of timeless classics and is expanded every season with new series.

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    Blanks, Tim

    Mai 10th, 2016

    Tim Blanks, TV-show host and fashion journalist, born in New Zealand. Tim Blanks is one of the most important names in fashion journalism. He started his career as the host of the famous Canadian TV-show Fashion File, which he hosted from 1989 to 2009. He continued to be the editor-at-large and principal show reporter for Style.com and is an editor-at-large for The Business of Fashion. Blanks is known for his exceptional intellect and seemingly endless knowledge about virtually any topic and has written for famous publications such as Vogue, GQ, The Financial Times, Fantastic Man and Arena Homme Plus. Blanks has received the prestigious Media Award from the CFDA for fashion journalism.

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