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    Nift National Institute Of Fashion Technology

    Juni 15th, 2015

    NIFT – National Institute of Fashion Technology, founded 1986 by Pupul Jayakar in New Delhi. NIFT is an internationally renowned fashion technology school that is supported by the Ministry of Textiles of India. The school aims to prepare students for a successful career in the international fashion industry and provides modern equipment such as production machinery. Also NIFT has recognized the growing force of IT in the fashion industry and offers courses specialized on this matter. Famous alumni include Ritu Beri, Nikita Anand and Prabal Gurung.

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    New Look Era

    Mai 4th, 2015

    The New Look Era is considered to be the era that lasted from 1940 to 1960. During World War II fashion responded to the restrained mood and economy of the war. Many fashion houses closed during occupation of Paris. During World War II (1939 – 1945), all types of cloth were needed for a variety of wartime purposes, and material for clothing was severely rationed and limited for each year and its number decreased steadily as the war progressed. From 1940 onward, no more than thirteen feet (four meters) of cloth was permitted to be used for a coat and a little over 3 feet (1 meter) was all that allowed for a blouse. No belt could be over 1.5 inches (3 centimeters) wide. Despite this, haute couture tried to keep its flag flying. Fashions of the era emphasized shorter skirts than ever before, buttons for any type of clothes were limited to three per item, evening wear was also shortened and women were encouraged to make do with ankle socks and bare legs.

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    Neckline

    Mai 4th, 2015

    The neckline basically surrounds the neck of a garment, especially from the front view. It also is the connecting line between all the layers of a garment, the shoulders and neck of the wearer. Also known as a style line if the garment is worn above the waist, it could also be a boundary line for more formation of the top edge of a garment.

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    Neck Tie

    März 30th, 2015

    A neck tie is a decorative piece of fabric worn around the neck, partially covered by the shirts collar typically by men in a business or formal environment. The neck tie as it is worn today originated in the previously worn cravat which was a lose knotted piece of fabric also worn around the neck. One differs between neck ties and bow ties. While the neck tie covers the button tape, the bow tie only covers the first button of the shirt it is worn with. Today, neck ties are traditionally made of silk but are also produced in wool and cotton. There are specific social rules as when and how to wear a neck tie. They remain a crucial part of the business suit.

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    New York Times

    September 5th, 2014

    New York Times, American daily newspaper, founded in 1851 by Henry Raymond and George Jones. The New York Times (NYT) is one of the largest and most influential newspapers in the US. Also internationally it is seen as one of the most renowned newspapers. Known as “The Gray Lady” the NYT has always stuck to its traditions, being one of the last newspapers in the US to adapt color photography and print in an eight-column format. Till today the New York Times is highly respected and boasts a daily circulation of close to 2 million. Joining their international edition “The International Herald Tribune” with the national edition to become the “International New York Times” is a further step into expansion.

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    Norma Kamali

    September 5th, 2014

    Norma Kamali, American fashion designer, born 1945 in New York. Kamali is an international design legend known for her iconic pieces in different divisions of the fashion industry. She is especially known for her innovative, yet timeless swimsuits, of which one was worn in the famous movie “Charlies Angels”. Kamali is also said to have started the trend of shoulder pads in the 1980s and was one of the first designers to work with e-commerce, by launching an online shop on eBay. She has won numerous fashion awards, is featured on the Fashion Walk of fame and has an exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    Naomi Campbell

    Januar 15th, 2014

    Naomi Campbell, British model, born on May 22nd 1970 in South London. Campbell made a name for herself very quickly after she was only 15 years old when discovered. She became a very well known topmodel and is declared as ‘one of the top three most recognziable and in-demand models’ from the 80′s and 90′s.

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    Nylon

    Dezember 9th, 2013

    Nylon is a synthetic poly-amide that was first produced in 1935. It is thermoplastic which means it can be shaped and molded when it is treated with heat. Also nylon is very durable yet flexible which has made it a popular alternative to more expensive silk. First Nylon was used for toothbrushes bristles and during WWII, during a shortage of silk, for parachutes. In the 1940’s, nylon was first used for women’s stockings and has since been the most poplar material used for those. Today, nylon is used in fabrics, packaging, pipes, carpets and ropes.

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    Nappa Leather

    November 21st, 2013

    Nappa leather is the softest leather type among leather. It is made of soft calf or sheep skin and therefore is the most popular leather used in fashion.

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    New York University (NYU)

    November 21st, 2013

    New York University, private, New York-based university, founded in 1831. NYU is known as one of the biggest private faculty in the US with campuses located not only in New York but also overseas.

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