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    Mode Gakuen

    Juni 15th, 2015

    Mode Gakuen, founded 1966 in Nagoya. Mode Gakuen is Japan’s largest specialized training school. Courses in fashion, design, business, styling, interior, graphics and make-up are offered to the 3,500 students spread out over four campuses. The most famous campus is located in the Cocoon Tower in Tokyo, which is the second highest education building in the world.

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    Melbourne School Of Fashion

    Juni 15th, 2015

    Melbourne School of Fashion, founded 1991 in Melbourne. MSF is a fairly young fashion school, but has already gained an international reputation for its career focused, hands-on training. The school offers various courses related to the fashion business including design, illustration, bespoke, textiles, couture and fashion business. With tight connections to the industry, MSF students are known to find a fast way into the industry. The well-known designer Alex Perry graduated from MSF.

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    Massachusetts College Of Art

    Juni 15th, 2015

    Massachusetts College of Art and Design, founded 1873 in Boston. MCAD was first founded as the Massachusetts Normal Art School and has over time established an international reputation as one of the leading schools of visual and applied arts. MCAD was the first school in the US to offer an artistic degree and has been ranked amongst the top colleges in the US and the top design schools worldwide. Students are offered a variety of artistic courses including fine arts, industrial design, art history and fashion design.Training is focused on developing an artistic mind and spirit and enhancing the world with creativity. Well-known alumni include Michelle Phan, Brian Collins and Jack Pierson.

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    Mystique

    Juni 9th, 2015

    Mystique, Indonesian footwear label, founded by husband and wife Yamin and Dorien Levy in 1999. Yamin, the designer behind the brand personally handcrafts every sandal from start to finish. Using natural leathers soles, Czech crystal chains and glass stones the unique style of every pair ensures high quality craftsmanship. Still family-owned, Mystique has become a global force in footwear. Covering every continent from high-end boutiques to luxury hotels.

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    Maison Martin Margiela

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Maison Martin Margiela, Belgian luxury fashion house, founded in 1989 by Martin Margiela. The Paris-based luxury store is considered to be one of the most innovative and iconoclastic fashion houses in the world. At the helm of the house since October 2014, Creative Director John Galliano draws on the extensive archives of Martin Margiela himself.

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    Modal

    Juni 1st, 2015

    Modal is a natural fiber that is used to make yarn and fabric. It is typically used as a substitute for cotton. Modal is won from the bark of beech trees in a chemical process that results in a durable yet soft fiber. Modal fabric carries moisture away from the body and dries quickly, which is why it is typically used for garments worn close to the skin such as t-shirts, underwear, towels and bedsheets.

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    Missoni

    Juni 1st, 2015

    Missoni, Italian fashion house, founded 1953 by Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in Gallarate. Missoni started off as a small knitwear shop, but quickly, especially due to important connections in the Italian fashion publishing industry, gained a high profile. In 1958, the first collection was shown in Milan. Soon after, an incident in which Rosita accidentally sent her models down the Pitti Palace runway virtually topless, made for Missoni’s international break-through. Missoni started to expand and added various lines, including a Missoni Home line to their brand. The brand reached its height in the 1970’s. Soon after Rosita started loosing interest in the fashion business. Nevertheless, her daughter Angela took over the business in 1958. Until today, Missoni is known for bright colored knitwear with various patterns.

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    7 For All Mankind

    Juni 1st, 2015

    7 For All Mankind, American jeans label, founded in 2000 by Michael Glasser, Peter Koral and Jerome Dahan in Los Angeles. Founded in 2000 as a women’s denim brand, 7 For All Mankind, also known as 7FAm, Seven Jeans or Sevens rapidly became popular, especially amongst Hollywood celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Emma Stone and Kate Bosworth. Since, the brand has been expanding its range of goods and now sells sportswear, children’s fashion, men’s jeans and accessories in addition to their women’s jeans line. The brand has also been expanding internationally with over 100 retail locations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East in addition to wholesale through high-end department stores such as Neiman Markus, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue. 7 For All Mankind is known for their fits and finishes and various innovative collaborations.

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    Mash-Up Decade

    Mai 4th, 2015

    The The Mash-Up Decade is considered to be the era from 2000 to 2010. The so-called ‘mash-up’ decade got its name because it is the first decade that didn’t have a certain style for the most part. In the early 2000s fashion designers rather recycled already existing high-end fashion styles from the past decades and continued the minimalist look of the 1990s in a more polished way. Later on, designers began to adopt a more colorful, feminine, excessive, and ‘anti-modern’ look. Vintage and retro clothing, especially from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s became extremely popular and colors like baby blue, yellow and hot pink were very common. As women’s fashion moved away from the unisex styles of the 1990s, the very feminine and dressy styles were reintroduced in the early years of this decade. Women wore denim miniskirts and jackets, tank tops, flip-flops and ripped jeans. The men’s fashion in these years was more cool and sporty. Trainers, baseball caps, light-colored polo shirts and boot-cut jeans were pretty popular. Read the rest of this entry

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    Modern Era

    Mai 4th, 2015

    The Modern Era is considered to be the era that lasted from 1920 to 1940. World War II created many radical changes in the fashion industry. After the War, Paris wasn’t the global center of fashion like it used to be and mass-manufactured fashion became increasingly popular. During the 1920s clothing styles officially entered the modern era of fashion design. The traditional divide that had always existed between the high society and worker class was suddenly questioned in the West. A new young generation was born who fought against the existing differences. Women began to liberate themselves from constricting and uncomfortable gowns for the first time. They were open for casual and more comfortable styles like pants and shorter skirts, low waistlines, and revolutionary styles of the flapper era.

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