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    Harem Pants

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A Harem pant is a long and very loose fitting pant that is gathered around the ankle, creating a very baggy and voluminous look. The Harem pant was inspired by the style of Turkish and Middle Eastern pants. It was first introduced to the western fashion market for women by Paul Poiret in 1910.

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    Hulanicki, Barbara

    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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    Hamnett, Katherine

    Mai 10th, 2016

    Katherine Hamnett, British Fashion Designer, born 1947 in Gravesend. After studying fashion design at the renowned Central Saint Martins College in London, Hamnett started her career in fashion founding the label Tuttabankem with Anne Buck in 1969, which was presented in London and Paris. Read the rest of this entry

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    Harmay

    August 3rd, 2015

    Harmay was an American fashion house based on New York’s 7th Avenue. Today Harmay is best known for being one of the first houses Geoffrey Beene designed for in the 1950’s.

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    Herno

    August 3rd, 2015

    Herno, Italian fashion label, founded 1948 by Giuseppe Marenzi. Herno started off as a small brand selling men’s raincoats, designed by Giuseppe Marenzi with the support of his wife. Soon the brand also started producing women’s raincoats and in the 1970’s jackets, dresses and coats were added. In the 1990’s Herno started producing for other high-end brands such as Armani, Hermes and Ralph Lauren and later on collaborated with some of these brands, providing high-tech fabrics. Herno was one of the first Italian fashion brands to expand to Japan and has further expanded internationally. The brand today is known for its tradition combined with classic cuts, modern details and high-tech fabrics. Herno continues to sell high-end outerwear.

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    Harris Wharf London

    August 3rd, 2015

    Harris Wharf London, Italian fashion label, founded 1929 in Torino, Italy. Harris Wharf London is a family run business that was first founded as a glove-making factory. After being turned into a fashion production site by the their father, the two siblings Aldo and Giulia Acchiardi founded a namesake fashion label. The label offers clean-cut sophisticated fashion for men and women, made in Italy and England by a skilled group of experienced tailors and sewers. The company opened its first retail store in 2009 in London and has been selling through department and concept stores such as Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Dover Street Market. The brand, that opts to reinvent classical formalwear, by giving it a young touch, continues to expand internationally.

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    Hemming Knitting

    August 3rd, 2015

    The hem of a knitted garment is the edge of the fabric. Hems often need to be elastic so that the garment can easily be put on or taken off. Knitted hems can be created in different procedures, simple casting off being the easiest. Decorative hems using picots can be used which makes the hem thicker than the rest of the fabric. Also fabric can be folded over and connected to knitted rows further into the fabric, there by also creating a thicker hem.

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    Herrera, Carolina

    Juni 1st, 2015

    Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan-American fashion designer, born 1939 in Caracas. Herrera was led into the fashion business by the people surrounding her. Her grandmother, who was a Venezuelan society lady, opened up the world of high fashion to Herrera, buying her exquisite fashion and taking her to designer’s fashion shows. After an early failed marriage, Herrera decided to move to New York, where she is strongly influenced by Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and other artists and socialites she met at Studio 54, and she developed a style that she became known for. In New York she also became friends with the famous former editor-in-chief of Vogue Diana Vreeland, who suggested she had to design her own collection. The collection was first showcased at Martha’s boutique in New York and in 1980 was presented at New York Fashion Week. Herrera has become a steady part of New York fashion and is still known for her garments made for strong, elegant and cosmopolitan women, dressing first ladies and celebrities such as Michelle Obama and Renée Zellweger.

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    Haute Couture Era

    Mai 4th, 2015

    The Haute Couture Era is considered to be the era that lasted from 1900 to 1920. By the end of the 19th century the horizons of the fashion industry had generally broadened. The more mobile and independent lifestyle causes many well-off women to begin to adopt and to wear the practical clothes they demanded. Throughout the early 20th century, Paris dictated high-end fashion. Parisian designers set the fashion tone for the rest of the Western world, and their designs were highly sought for women of the upper classes. Although the two most important fashion terms and their division haute couture and pret-a-porter wasn’t sharply defined, nevertheless both fashion magazines and department stores all over the world sent their editors and buyers to the exclusive Paris Fashion Shows to follow the newest high-end fashion trends and styles. Read the rest of this entry

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    Hem

    März 31st, 2015

    In sewing a hem is a garment finishing method. It’s the lower part of a piece of a garment to cover up the row edge. Mostly folded narrowly and sewn with a certain method to prevent unraveling of the textile.

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